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Celebrated Indian film actress Nanda was born

Celebrated Indian film actress Nanda was born on 8 January 1939, in Kolhapur, Maharashtra and died on 25 March 2014, in Versova, Mumbai. She was the daughter of actor and filmmaker Vinayak Damodar Karnataki.

Celebrated Indian film actress Nanda
Celebrated Indian film actress Nanda was born

But the family faced difficulties after the death of Nanda’s father in her childhood. Nanda began supporting her family by growing as a child star. In the 1950s She made her debut with the movie ‘Jaggu’. Yesteryear Bollywood star Nanda, who sparked the cinema screens with her remarkable acting performance in the 1960s and briefly 70s with her heavenly performances in the movie ‘Hum Dono’, ‘Gumnaam’ and ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile.’

From child actor to Bollywood’s leading lady of the sophisticated sixties Nanda was a valuable part of numerous Hindi language movies. The thing regarding Nanda is that she has been a member of a popular film industry watching, music-loving time even if we didn’t comprehend it was her. If you ever watched the movie humYeh Sama, Sama Hai Yeh Pyaar Ka, the performance of Nanda in these movies explains how extraordinary of an actor she was.

Indian film actress Nanda in a movie
Indian film actress Nanda in a movie

She started her career in the Marathi film industry, where she grew as a popular child artist who was fondly called ‘Baby Nanda’. However, her first breakthrough came in 1956, when famous film producer-director V. Shantaram, who was also her uncle, cast her opposite actor Rajendra Kumar in his movie Toofan Aur Diya, a 1956 film about a brother and sister who fight to endure after the death of their parents. 

She was the Highest paid leading lady of Bollywood or we could say she was the Superstar of her time. She has done some extraordinary work in Bollywood and has delivered movies like ‘Dhool Ka Phool’, ‘Dulhan’, ‘Bhabhi’, ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’, ‘Gumnaam’, ‘Shor’, ‘Parineeta’, and ‘Prem Rog.’ Her performance in these movies made her one of the highest-paid actresses of her time. Actress Waheeda Rehman and Nanda accorded a close friendship that lasted for 55 years until Nanda’s death. Rehman even considered Nanda as her “soul sister” and called her a friendly, caring, and loyal friend. Nanda lived unmarried throughout her life till her death in 2014. She died at the age of 75, following a heart attack at her home in Mumbai.