Nanda is one of the most renowned actresses from Bollywood’s younger days. Nanda is considered by critics and fans alike as being one of the top dramatic movie actresses of her time, even comparing her to the legendary Meena Kumari.
Nanda is most popular for her roles in Hindi and Marathi with a career spanning over 30 years.
Strangely, it was not a passion for acting that brought Nanda into movies, but rather the need to support her family of 6 siblings.
|Real Name||Nanda Karnataki|
|Nickname||Nanda, Baby Nanda|
|Date of Birth||8th January 1939|
|Date of Demise||25th March 2014|
|Age (as of October 2018)||75 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Height||5 ft 4"
(162 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||late 'Master Vinayak' Damodar Karnataki
|Mother||Meenaxi (Sushila) Karnataki
|Net Worth||INR 214,00,00,000
(USD 29 Million)
|Famous for||Chhoti Bahen (1959), Aanchal (1960), Char Diwar (1961), Ummed (1962), Aaj Aur Kal (1963), Kaise Kahoon (1964), Teen Devian (1965), Pati Patni (1966), Parivar (1967), Juaari (1968), Badi Didi (1969), The Train (1970), Adhikar (1971), Parineeta (1972), Chhalia (1973), Jurm Aur Sazaa (1974), Prayashchit (1977), Qatil Kaun (1980), Ahista Ahista (1981), Prem Rog (1982), Mazdoor (1983)|
|First Movie||CHILD ARTIST -
LEAD ACTRESS -
Chhoti Bahen (1959)
|Hobbies||Singing and listening to music|
Actress Nanda is counted amongst the most talented actresses of yesteryear Bollywood. Having been an actress since she was only 8 years of age, Nanda became known as one of the top supporting actresses at the peak of her career.
Nanda’s date of birth was 8th of January, 1939. Nanda died at the age of 75 years, on the 25th of March, 2014 due to a heart attack. Nanda’s height was around 5 ft 4 inches (162 cm) while Nanda’s weight was around 52 kg (114 lbs). In her spare time, Nanda loved to sing and listen to music, as part of her hobbies.
Nanda’s father was the famous Marathi actor, filmmaker and producer, Vinayak Damodar Karnataki, also known as ‘Master Vinayak’ in the Indian film industry. Whereas, Nanda’s mother was Meenaxi (Sushila) Karnataki, a homemaker. Apart from her parents, Nanda reportedly had 6 other siblings in her family. Although she was on the verge of marrying once, Nanda remained unmarried all through her life.
Thanks to being active in the Bollywood film industry for over 30 years, Nanda’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 214 crores (USD 29 Million).
Talking about her success as a talented actress, Nanda was the winner of the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her impressive role in ‘Aanchal’ (1961). Besides winning this award, Nanda had also had 4 Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress nominations as well.
Interesting Facts About Nanda
- Nanda remained best friends with veteran actress Waheeda Rehman.
- Nanda’s most super hit movies were when she starred opposite Rajesh Khanna, as well as with other popular actors, including Jeetendra, Shashi Kapoor, Dev Anand, Rajendra Kumar and Sanjeev Kumar.
- Nanda remained the highest-paid Bollywood actress between 1960 and 1965, along with Nutan.
- Nanda belonged to a group of 5 veteran actresses (Waheeda Rehman, Sadhana, Shammi, Asha Parekh and Helen) who regularly met for lunch and other socializing activities.
- Nanda was known to visit veteran actor Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, at their home often.