Tanuja Samarth, known mononymously as Tanuja, is an Indian actress who predominantly works in the Hindi film industry.
14 Facts About Tanuja
Tanuja was born in a Marathi family to filmmaker Kumarsen Samarth and actress Shobhna Samarth.
Tanuja has three sisters, including actress Nutan and one brother.
Tanuja's parents parted amicably while she was still a child, and Shobhana became linked to actor Motilal.
Tanuja is the aunt of actors Mohnish Behl, Rani, and Sharbani, and director Ayan Mukherjee.
Tanuja started her film career with her older sister Nutan in Hamari Beti as Baby Tanuja.
Tanuja had an important supporting role in the hit film Jewel Thief.
Tanuja followed it up with Anthony-Firingee and Rajkumari.
Tanuja had on-screen chemistry with Soumitra Chatterjee, with whom she made some films such as Teen Bhuvaner Parey and Prothom Kadam Phool.
Tanuja was now offered supporting roles often starring former heroes.
Tanuja played a supporting role in Raj Kapoor's Prem Rog.
Tanuja then appeared in films such as Saathiya, Rules: Pyaar Ka Superhit Formula, and Khakee as a supporting actress.
In 2008, Tanuja starred as a judge along with her daughter, Kajol, and son-in-law, Ajay Devgan on Zee TV's family dance series Rock-N-Roll Family.
In 2013, Tanuja played a widow in the Marathi film Pitruroon made by Nitish Bharadwaj.