Sulochana Latkar

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Sulochana Latkar

Born: 30 July 1928

  • She known by her screen name Sulochana is a well-known actress of Marathi and Hindi cinema and has acted in 50 films in Marathi and around 250 films in Hindi.
  • She is most known for her performances in Marathi films such as Sasurvas(1946), Vahinichya Bangdya (1953), Meeth Bhakar, Sangtye Aika(1959) and Dhakti Jau in the lead roles, as well as for the mother roles she played in Hindi cinema right from 1959 film Dil Dekhe Dekho to the year 1995.
  • She and Nirupa Roy epitomized the “mother” roles right from 1959 until the early 1990s.
  • She made her debut in films in 1946.
  • She was the lead actress in Marathi films from 1946 to 1961 with films like Sasurvas(1946), Vahinichya Bangdya (1953), Meeth Bhakar, Sangtye Aika(1959), Laxmi Ali Ghara, Moti Manse, Jivacha Sakha, Pativrata, Sukhache Sobti, Bhaubheej, Akashganga, and Dhakti Jau.
  • She was often paired opposite Nazir Hussain and Ashok Kumar throughout her career in Hindi films.
  • She quoted in an interview that she loved playing mother to three actors – Sunil Dutt, Dev Anand, and Rajesh Khanna.
  • She is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri (1999).
  • She was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.
  • In 2009, she was awarded the Maharashtra Bhushan Award by the Government of Maharashtra.

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