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Nutan Was One of the Best Actresses and Superstars Of The Fifties and Eighties.

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Her image is memorable in Bollywood.

Her image is memorable in Bollywood.

About Nutan's Life

There are so many actresses in Bollywood who still have the impression of their excellent acting. Nutan Samarth Behl, better known as Nutan, was an Indian actress. She appeared in over 70 Hindi films in her career spanning over four decades. She is considered as one of the finest female actors in the history of Hindi cinema.

Nutan is a heroine who is known as one of the best actresses and superstars of the fifties and eighties. Nutan is the eldest of four children of Actress Shobhana Samarth and Director Kumar Samarth. It considered as one of the finest female actress in history of Hindi cinema.

Nutan was born on June 4th, 1936 in Marathi family. She had two sisters and one brother. Tanuja who is younger than her also got a good name in the field of cinema. Tanuja's daughter Kajol is considered a contemporary superstar. Nutan was married to Navy Lieutenant Commander Rajneesh Behl on October 11th, 1959. Even after marriage, she acted in many films.

She was awarded by 'Miss India" in 1952.

She was awarded by 'Miss India" in 1952.

Her Filmy Career

Nutan's son Mohnish Behl is also known as the popular actor in Hindi cinema. Since Nutan's mother and father are in the field of cinema, of course, the child of acting was born to her from birth. She played the lead role in Shobhana Samarth 'Hamari Beti'. She was only 14 at that time.

Then in 1952 she got the book 'Miss India'. Nutan was educated in St. Joseph's Convent School, Panchgani before heading to Switzerland for the studies in 1953. She was sent there at the behest of her mother after her films failed to perform well. She described the one year spent there as the 'happiest in my life'.

Her acting career started with the film 'Seema'. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for this film. Sometimes romantic, sometimes humorous, sometimes serious and sometime lovable, she passionately embodied all these shades through her acting.

Her photo were published in Filmfare Magazine on January 30, 1959.

Her photo were published in Filmfare Magazine on January 30, 1959.

Outstanding Supporting Actress

In 'Paying Guest', she had a role with famous actor Dev Anand. She was the heroine in Raj Kapoor's hit film 'Anadi'. Bimal Roy produced the film 'Sujata'. She had worked with Sunil Dutta in it. The film was a hit at that time. She also received the Filmfare Best Actress Award for this film.

She starred in more than 60 films. Among them, 'Seema', 'Sujata', 'Bandini", 'Milan', 'Mai Tulsi Tere Angan Ki' won 5 awards for Best Actress in a Filmfare. She received the Outstanding Supporting Actress Award for her role in 'Meri Jung'.

She made her film debut in 1950 and her film 'Insaniyat' was released in 1994 after her death. Almost every year, one of the best films starring her was a feast for the audience. After 1980, she played the role of mother as a character actress. Among them 'Meri Jung', 'Naam' and 'Karma' were very popular. In 'Karma', she had a role with Dilip Kumar.

In 1974, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the government of India. She died on February 21, 1991, of a serious illness like cancer. Although two films 'Naseebwala' and 'Insaniyat', were released after her death, her films are still alive today. With her death, Bollywood lost one of its biggest and most talented actress. Her fans still remember her today.

Nutan's Spirituality
The newcomer loved spirituality. Even as a child, Nutanji wrote hymns. When she grew up, she wrote, composed and sang. She did not know Sanskrit but Sanskrit words were woven in them wonderfully. She was present in satsangs. There was a Radhe Krishna temple at Kalwa in Thane. Initially she wrote about Lord Krishna. She then paid homage to a female guru. Tanuji and Shobhanaji used to say that as a child she smelled sandalwood oil on her nails and palms.

Her Filmy Look

Her Filmy Look

Awarded By Filmfare Best Actress Award,

Some thrilling facts about actress Nutan.

Nutan made her big screen debut as a child artist in Hamari Beti (1950) when she was 14 years old. That film was directed by his mother Shobhana Samarth.

Nutan was born in an acting family. She was from a film family as her father was a director and sister Tanuja was also an actress.

Nutan's acting is memorable and will always be. Nutan has done some notable performances in films like Sujata, Bandini, Milan, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Sone Ki Chidiya, Saraswatichandra etc. Even today his acting captivates the audience.

The film Bandini was released in 1963, in which Nutan played the role of a young prisoner, his performance in that film is considered to be his best.

Nutan played an amazing role in Karma which is very popular even today. Nutan first worked with Dilip Kumar in the 1986 blockbuster Karma. He also worked with Dev Anand in popular films like Paying Guest, Baarish, Manzil and Tere Ghar Ke Samne.

Kanoon Apna Apna was released in 1989. It was the last film to be released while alive. Even today, after seeing this, the audience becomes mesmerized.

Nutan had won several Filmfare Awards for his performance. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 for his contribution to Indian cinema. The Ya award was one of the best awards of his life.

It is said that two of his films- Naseebwala (1992) and Insaniyat (1994) were released after his death. Interestingly, Vinod Mehra, who was a part of Insaniyat, also died during the shooting of the film.

1956 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, for Seema Film.

1959 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, for Sujata Film.

1963 – Filmfare Best Actress Award and BFJA Best Actress, for Bandini Film.

1967 – Filmfare Best Actress Award and BFJA Best Actress, for Milan Film.

1978 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, for Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki Film.

1985 – Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, for Meri Jung Film

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