Sharmila Tagore is an extremely popular actress from the Indian film industry. Sharmila Tagore is not only a major part of the Indian Hindi film industry but has also acted in various hit Bengali movies too.
Being interested in acting since a very young age, Sharmila Tagore left her schooling and began to focus on her acting career, when in her teens, at the advise of her father.
Today, Sharmila Tagore is known to have played some of the most memorable female characters in numerous of her movies.
About Sharmila Tagore
|Real Name||Sharmila Tagore|
|Date of Birth||8th December 1944|
|Age (as of September 2018)||74 years|
|Place of Birth||Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)|
|Height||5 ft 4"
(164 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
(General Manager at British India Corporation)
|Mother||Ira Tagore (nee Bano)
|Husband||Late Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
(Indian cricket player)
|Net Worth||INR 362,00,00,000
(USD 50 Million)
|Famous for||Apur Sansar (1959), Devi (The Goddess) (1960), Barnali (1963), Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), Waqt (1965), Anupama, Devar, Nayak, Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi (1966), Milan Ki Raat, An Evening In Paris (1967), Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968). Yakeen, Talash, Aradhana (1969), Suhana Safar, My Love, Safar (1970), Chhoti Bahu (1971), Amar Prem (1972), Raja Rani, Daah (1973), Mausam, Chupke Chupke, Faraar (1975), Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976), Anand Ashram (1977), Besharam (1978), Dooriyaan (1979), Namkeen (1982), Sunny (1984), Anurodh (1988), Mississippi Masala (1991), Mann (1999), Dhadkan (2000), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2006), Fool And Final (2007), Tasveer 8x10 (2008), Morning Walk (2009), Break Ke Baad (2010)|
|First Movie||BENGALI -
Apur Sansar (1959)
Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)
|First Movie||Listening to music, reading books, gardening and shopping|
Sharmila Tagore has although stopped acting in movies from the past decade she is still renowned as being one of the most beautiful and skilled actresses to have ever graced the big screen in India. Sharmila Tagore is one of the few heroines who have made a significant name in the Bollywood film industry as well as in the prestigious Bengali cinema too.
Sharmila Tagore’s age is 74 years as Sharmila Tagore was born on the 8th of December, 1944, in Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh). Sharmila Tagore’s height is around 5 ft 4 inches (164 cm) while Sharmila Tagore’s weight is around 55 kg (121 lbs). In her spare time, Sharmila Tagore loves to read books, listen to music, do gardening or go for shopping, as part of her hobbies.
Sharmila Tagore’s father was the late Gitnidranath Tagore, a general manager at the British India Corporation, while Sharmila Tagore’s mother Ira Tagore. Although Sharmila Tagore did not have any brothers she did have two younger sisters – Oindrila Tagore, also known as Tinku Tagore, who performed as a child artist in the super hit movie ‘Kabuliwala’ (1957), and Romila Sen. Sharmila Tagore was married to the late Nawaab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was also a professional cricket player for the Indian national cricket squad in the 1960s and 1970s. Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi have three children – Saif Ali Khan, the popular actor, daughters Soha Ali Khan, the popular Bollywood actress, and Saba Ali Khan, a popular dress designer.
Thanks to her immense success as an actress and extensive investments, Sharmila Tagore’s net worth is estimated to be around INR 362 crores (USD 50 Million).
Talking about her success as a talented actress, Sharmila Tagore has received numerous awards and has also been nominated several times, throughout her long acting career.
The list of Sharmila Tagore’s awards include winning two National Film Awards – the National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Mausam’ (1975) and the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the super and critically-acclaimed Bengali movie ‘Abar Aranye’ (2003). Sharmila Tagore won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her impressive role in ‘Aradhana’ (1970).
For her immense contribution to the Indian cinema all through these years, Sharmila Tagore has also been awarded with prestigious honors, including the Padma Bhushan award, India’s 3rd-highest civilian award in 2013, by the Government of India.
Apart from this, Sharmila Tagore has also been honored with the 1998 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2002 Screen Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2010 Anandalok Awards Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2014 Sanskriti Kalashree Award for Lifetime Achievement too.
Interesting Facts About Sharmila Tagore
- It is unknown if Sharmila Tagore smokes or if she drinks alcohol.
- Sharmila Tagore is the great granddaughter to the legendary Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore.
- Although Sharmila Tagore was born in Kanpur, she spent most of her childhood in present-day Kolkata.
- Sharmila Tagore began working in movies at the age of only 13 years and decided to drop out of school as her studies were suffering to pursue acting as her full-time profession.
- Sharmila Tagore is remembered to be the first Indian actress to appear on-screen in a bikini, for her role in ‘An Evening In Paris’ (1967), which had her ranked as a sex symbol in the country.
- Later on, Sharmila Tagore also posed in a bikini for a photo on the Filmfare magazine in 1968.
- Sharmila Tagore changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana before getting married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.