17 Facts About Sharmila Tagore


Sharmila Tagore is an Indian actress, primarily known for her work in Hindi and Bengali cinema, Tagore is the recipient of two National Film Awards, a Filmfare Award, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Hindi cinema.


Sharmila Tagore went on to collaborate with Ray on numerous other films, including; Devi, Nayak, Aranyer Din Ratri, and Seemabaddha ; thus, establishing herself as one of the most prominent figures in Bengali cinema.


Sharmila Tagore made her film comeback after 12 years with Gulmohar.


Apart from acting, Sharmila Tagore has served as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification from October 2004 to March 2011.


Sharmila Tagore was born on 8 December 1944 in Cawnpore, United Provinces to Gitindranath Tagore, a general manager in the British India Corporation, and his wife Ira Tagore.


Sharmila Tagore was the eldest of three children and had two younger sisters, the late Oindrila Kunda [Tinku Sharmila Tagore] and Romila Sen [Chinky].


Sharmila Tagore attended St John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School and Loreto Convent, Asansol.


Sharmila Tagore made her film debut when she was a 13-year-old schoolgirl, after which her studies lost priority.


Sharmila Tagore began her career as an actress in Satyajit Ray's 1959 Bengali film, Apur Sansar, as the ill-fated bride of the title character.


Sharmila Tagore considers it as her favourite film and performance.


Sharmila Tagore later appeared in Shakti Samanta's Kashmir Ki Kali in 1964.


Sharmila Tagore posed in a bikini for the glossy Filmfare magazine in 1966.


Sharmila Tagore had a successful pair with the legendary iconic Bengali actor Uttam Kumar.


Sharmila Tagore starred in Gulzar's 1975 film, Mausam and won the National Film Award for Best Actress.


Sharmila Tagore played a supporting role in Mira Nair's 1991 film, Mississippi Masala.


Sharmila Tagore's filmography include Faraar and Besharam opposite Amitabh Bachchan; Mausam opposite Sanjeev Kumar; and Bengali film Mangaldeep opposite Naseeruddin Shah.


Sharmila Tagore converted to Islam, changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana and married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the titular Nawab of Pataudi and Bhopal, and former captain of the Indian cricket team, on 27 December 1968.