Nutan is a legendary and popular actress from the earlier years of Bollywood. Even after her demise over 15 years ago, Nutan is still considered to be one of the most popular and talented actresses of her time and today.
Nutan acted in over 70 movies, in a career spanning over 40 years in the Indian Hindi movie industry. Nutan came from a family background in the Indian film industry. Nutan is recognized even today for playing tough and hard characters with utmost precision and this won her numerous awards and critical acclaim.
|Real Name||Nutan Samarth (Bahl)|
|Date of Birth||4th June 1936|
|Age (at the time of demise)||54 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Height||5 ft 4"|
(163 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Shankar DixitKumarsen Samarth |
|Husband||Lt. Com. Rajnish Bahl|
|Famous for||Hamari Beti (1950), Nagina (1951), Parbat (1952), Laila Majnu (1953), Shabaab (1954), Seema (1955), Heer (1956), Baarish, Paying Guest (1957), Chandan, Sone Ki Chidiya (1958), Anari (1959), Basant, Manzil (1960), Tere Ghar Ke Samne, Bandini (1963), Khandan (1965), Chhota Bhai (1966), Milan (1967), Gauri (1968), Devi, Yaadgaar (1970), Anuraag (1972), Saudagar (1973), Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978), Kasturi (1980), Jiyo Aur Jeene Do (1982), Rishta Kagaz Ka (1983), Ye Kaisa Farz (1984), Yudh, Meri Jung (1985), Karma (1986), Mujrim, Kanoon Apna Apna (1989), Naseebwala (1992)|
|First Movie||Hamari Beti (1950)|
|Hobbies||Dancing and hunting|
Nutan is popularly known for the tough characters she portrayed with ease in several of her movies. Nutan was renowned for playing unconventional parts in movies, which were immensely applauded by fans and critics alike.
Nutan’s age was 54 years when she passed away due to complications from breast cancer in 1991. Nutan’s date of birth was the 4th of June, 1936 and Nutan was born in Mumbai. Nutan’s height was around 5 ft 4 inches (163 cm) while Nutan’s weight was around 55 kg (122 lbs).
Nutan’s father was the popular poet and director Kumarsen Samarth, while Nutan’s mother was popular director Shibhna Samarth. Nutan had a brother, Jaideep while Nutan’s elder sister was popular actress Tanuja as well as Chatura, a younger sister. Nutan’s husband was Lt. Commander Rajnish Bahl, whom she married in October of 1969. Nutan and her husband Rajnish Bahl have one son, Monish Bahl, who is an acclaimed actor and TV artist today.
In a career of over 4 decades in the Indian film industry, Nutan had starred in numerous super hit and critically-acclaimed movies. This resulted in Nutan receiving several prestigious acting awards as well as bring honored by the government of India.
Nutan was the recipient of the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 1974.
Nutan’s award include winning the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Seema’ (1956), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Sujata’ (1959), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Bandini’ (1963), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for ‘Milan’ (1967), and also the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her impressive role in ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978). Nutan also won the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her role in ‘Meri Jung’ (1985).
Nutan also won the Bollywood Film Journalists Association (BFJA) Best Actress Award for her role in ‘Bandini’ (1963), the BFJA Best Actress Award for ‘Milan’ (1973) and also the BFJA Best Actress Award for her impressive portrayal in ‘Saudagar’ (1974).
Apart from winning these, Nutan was also nominated for the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her performance in ‘Chhalia’ (1960) and was nominated for the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Saudagar’ (1973). Besides these, Nutan was also nominated for the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Saudagar’ (1973), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her role in ‘Anuraag’ (1973) and also nominated for the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’ (1978).
Interesting Facts About Nutan
- Nutan was only 14 years when she made her big-screen debut and the movie was directed by her mother Shobhna Samarth.
- Nutan’s performance in ‘Bandini’ (1963), where she portrays the role of a prisoner, is considered to be one of her most memorable and iconic performances till date.
- Nutan’s fame was such that at least 3 of her movies were released after her demise, due to increasing demand from her fans.