Sharmila Tagore Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (2)

A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. A distant relative of poet Rabindranath Tagore, she is also the wife of His Highness Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Nawab of Pataudi, with whom she has three children, actor Saif Ali Khan born 16 August 1970, Saba and Soha Ali Khan, born 4 October 1978. Her pairing with Shammi Kapoor made her famous in the sixties but as an actress she evolved and became popular due to different films, each belonging to different genre, she did opposite the Superstar Rajesh Khanna.The pair gave 6 box office blockbusters and 3 unfortunate box office flops which were critically acclaimed films. Sharmila's pairing opposite male actors Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra and Shashi Kapoor was loved by the audiences, though Khanna-Sharmila pair remained the most popular with both critics and audience.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Nichol

Sharmila Tagore is a Bengali actress, who has now achieved success in Hindi films produced by Bollywood. Sharmila Tagore's ancestor was the noted Rabindranath Tagore. Sharmila married the famous Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, and since then her marriage has been intact. Sharmila has one son and two daughters. Her son is Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan, and the daughters are Saba and Soha. Daughter Soha has recently entered Bollywood too. Sharmila is the grandmother of two children, a girl Sara Ali Khan, and a boy Ibrahim Ali Khan. Her daughter-in-law is noted Bollywood actress, Amrita Singh. However, Saif and Amrita have separated, with Sharmila's grandchildren remaining with their mother, Amrita, in India. Rajesh Khanna- Sharmila Tagore were paired in 9 films and 6 were super-hits and 3 were critically acclaimed but unfortunate flops and the pair appeared in a special appearance in 2 films films-Badnaam Farishte and Naseeb.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Family (3)

Spouse Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (27 December 1969 - 22 September 2011)  (his death)  (3 children)
Children Saif Ali Khan
Relatives Sara Ali Khan (grandchild)

Trivia (21)

Mother of Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.
She has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in India, taking over from Anupam Kher, who has thus far not resigned from this position.
Her father's name is Gitindranath Tagore.
Her husband, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, died on September 22, 2011 from respiratory failure at age 70 after 41 years of marriage. They had three children.
Gave birth to her third child at age 31, a daughter Soha Ali Khan on October 4, 1978. Child's father is her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Gave birth to her second child, a daughter Saba Ali Khan in 1976. Child's father is her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Gave birth to her first child at age 23, a son Saif Ali Khan on August 16, 1970. Child's father is her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.
Sharmila Tagore was 2nd highest paid Hindi actress from 1966-1969 along-with Nanda and Waheeda Rehmaan and became the highest paid actress along-with Mumtaz from 1970-1975 after her pair with Superstar Rajesh Khanna was appreciated with audience.
Sharmila Tagore had 6 box-office hits with Rajesh Khanna - Aradhana, Amar Prem, Avishkaar, Safar, Daag, Choti Bahu and 3 other films were critically acclaimed but were box-office flops - Maalik, Tyaag and Raja Rani.
Aunt of model/actress Nafisa Joesph. Nafisa's mother Usha Joesph is Sharmila's first cousin.
Mother-in-law of actress Kareena Kapoor. Kareena's mother is actress Babita Kapoor. Babita's aunt is actress Sadhana Shivdasani, who worked with Sharmila many years earlier in the blockbuster Waqt (1965).
Sister of actress and costume designer Oindrila Tagore.
Her former secretary was actor N. Kabir. N.Kabir was married to actor Murad's daughter. N. Kabir has two children. Actress and singer Sanobir Kabir and actor, director Farook Kabir.
Sharmila Tagore's sister Romila Tagore married Nikhil Sen. Nikhil is the brother of model Nandini Sen. Nandini Sen and Gautam Berry are the parents of Tara Alisha Berry. Gautam Berry is also the father of actor Sikander (From his first marriage to Kiron Kher).
She worked with Sadhana Shivdasani in Waqt (1965) and they both did their dubbing together. She said she heard Sadhana gasp, when she saw how her appearance had changed from one frame to the next because of her thyroid disorder. They both became related to each other many years later when Sharmila's son Saif Ali Khan married Kareena Kapoor whose mother Babita Kapoor is Sadhana's niece.
A Bengali Hindu Brahmin, she converted to Islam when she fell in love with Muslim cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan and married him.
Although she liked Rajesh Khanna and they formed a hit pair in films, eventually she started turning down offers to act in films with him. He was always late to work, and she needed to be home at an earlier time because of her husband and children. After he died in 2012, she wrote the foreword on a biography on Khanna titled "Dark Star" (2014).
Her celebrity crush is Shashi Kapoor, with whom she acted with in 9 films.
She got five films only after Asha Parekh had turned them down: Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) (her Hindi debut film), Waqt (1965), An Evening in Paris (1967), Aradhana (1969) (Tagore won the Filmfare Best Actress Award), and Chhoti Bahu (1971).
Was engaged to cinematographer Soumendu Roy in the 1960's.
Starred in the shelved movie Protiva Chitram's "Asamapta Kavita" (1976) Starring Sharmila Tagore, Devendra, Gulzar, Om Prakash, Music by Shyamal Mitra, Directed Basu Bhattacharya.

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