Born: 8 January 1939
Died: 25 March 2014
- She has known mononymously as Nanda was an Indian film actress who appeared in Hindi and Marathi films.
- Her career spans over 30 years and she is best known for her performances in Chhoti Bahen, Dhool Ka Phool, Bhabhi, Kala Bazar, Kanoon, Hum Dono, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Gumnaam, Ittefaq, The Train and Prem Rog.
- Her paternal uncle, the renowned film producer-director V. Shantaram gave Nanda a big break by casting her in a successful brother-sister saga; Toofan Aur Diya (1956).
- It was the saga of an orphaned brother and sister that are buffeted by a series of tragic setbacks, including the girl losing her sight.
- She received her first Filmfare Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress for Bhabhi (1957), she claims that the reason she didn’t win was that there was lobbying involved.
- She played supporting roles to stars such as Dev Anand in Kala Bazar and played second lead in Dhool Ka Phool.
- She, who has done some unforgettable work in Bollywood and has given films such as Dhool Ka Phool, Dulhan, Bhabhi, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Gumnaam, Shor, Parineeta, and Prem Rog was one of the highest-paid actresses of her time.
- She was the second-highest-paid Hindi actress, along with Nutan from 1960 to 1965 and second-highest paid Hindi actress from 1966 to 1969 along with Nutan and Waheeda and the third highest-paid Hindi actress with Sadhana from 1970 to 1973.
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January 8, 2020