Veteran Bollywood Actress Sadhana Passes Away At 74


One Bollywood actress who made the style quotient an important aspect of the star’s HIT image was this yesteryear actress – Sadhana!

Unfortunately this veteran actress and style icon passed away on December 25th in Mumbai after a brief illness.The cremation took place from her Santacruz residence.She was the one who famously introduced the fringe hairstyle also known as Sadhana cut. In the year 2002, she was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by IIFA.

Best known by her first name only, Sadhana starred in many classic films in the 1960s and early 1970s. She had aspired to be an actress since her early childhood days.Sadhana Shivdasani was born in a Karachi-based Sindhi family and was the first cousin of actress Babita, who is Kareena and Karisma Kapoor’s mother.

Her family moved to Mumbai after fleeing post-partition riots in Karachi. Before she had even turned 15, Sadhana had made an appearance as a chorus girl in the classic song Mur Mur Ke Na Dekh from the Raj Kapoor and Nargis film Shree 420.

Sadhana married Love In Simla director RK Nayyar in 1966 despite parental opposition. The couple was married for 30 years till Nayyar’s demise but have no children from their wedlock.

In her later years she became a recluse avoiding media glare, after being inflicted with hyperthyroidism that affected her eyes.The actress only kept in touch with her old pals like Asha Parekh, Helen and Waheeda Rahman.

In her last days she was Asha Bhosle’s tenant. She was 74 when she passed away.


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