Nutan Biography

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Nutan was the well known Indian Bollywood actress. In her career of nearly four decades, she appeared in more than 70 Hindi films Let’s go through personal and professional life of Nutan and discover some unknown facts about her. She holds the record of winning five Filmfare award in Best Actress award category and one in Best Supporting Actress category.

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Bio/Wiki of Nutan Samarth

Full NameNutan Samarth Bahl
Other Name Nutan Bahl (After Marriage)
Meaning of Name New
Profession Actress, Singer, Lyricist
Physical Stats & More (approx)
Height in centimeters – 168 cm
in feet – 5’ 6”
Weight in kilograms – 55 kg
in pounds – 121 lbs
Figure Measurements (approx)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

Nutan’s Career Debut

Film – Hamari Beti – 1950 (Child Artist)

Shabab – 1954 (Actress)

TV – Mujrim Hazir – 1988

Nutan’s Personal Life

Date of Birth4 June 1936
BirthplaceBombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Date of Death21 February 1991
Age (at the time of death)54 Years
Place of DeathBombay, Maharashtra, India
Death CauseBreast Cancer
Zodiac signGemini
HometownBombay, India (Mumbai)
Years Active1950-1991
SchoolSt. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani, Maharashtra
La Chatelaine School, Switzerland
Educational QualificationGraduation
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Net Worth$5 Million
Income SourceActing
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Nutan’s Controversies

In 1970 Nutan slapped Sanjeev Kumar in public on the sets of movie “Devi” because in the early stages of his career Sanjeev was allegedly spreading rumors about “romantic feelings Nuatn had for Sanjeev that he could not reciprocate”.

Nutan’s Relationships & More

Marital StatusMarried
Husband Rajnish Bahl
Marriage Date 11 October 1959
Marriage Location Bombay, India (Mumbai)

Nutan’s Family

Husband – Rajnish Bahl (Lieutenant Commander; died in 2004 in a fire accident)

Nutan with Husband

Son – Mohnish Bahl

 Mohnish Bahl and Nutan

Father – Kumarsen Samarth (Filmmaker)

Mother – Shobhna Samarth (Actress)

Nutan's with Mather and Father

Brother – Jaideep Samarth

Sister – Tanuja Mukherjee, Chatura, Reshma

Nutan’s Favourite Things

Sport – Tennis

Films – Bandini, Sujata

Actor – Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor

Actress – Fatma Begum, Shobhna Samarth, Nargis Dutt

Director – Bimal Roy

Singer – Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar

Colour – Red, Black

Place – Switzerland

Nutan’s Awards

Filmfare Award in Best Actress Category

nutan's filmfare awards winner movies

1957 – Best Actress – Seema.

1960 – Best Actress – Sujata.

1964 – Best Actress – Bandini.

1968 – Best Actress – Milan.

1979 – Best Actress – Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki.

1985 – Best Supporting Actress – Meri Jung.

BFJA Award for Best Actress

In 1964 she won BFJA Best Actress in a Hindi Feature Film for the movie Bandini.

In 1968 she won BFJA Best Actress in a Hindi Feature Film for the movie Milan.

In 1974 she won BFJA Best Actress in a Hindi Feature Film for the movie Saudagar.

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nutan

Nutan was born on 4 June 1936 to Kumarsen Samarth and Shobhna Samarth in a Maharashtrian Marathi family.

Her father Kumarsen Samarth was a Filmkare and her mother Shobhna Samarth was a film actress.

Her parents Shobhna and Kumarsen had separated before her brother Jaideep’s birth.

In her acting career Nutan did 70 films. Nagina, Saudagar, Karma and Bandini are her most famous movies.

famous movies

Nutan started learning classical singing at the age of just 3 years.

She started her career as a child artist with the film ‘Hamari Beti’ (1950) along with her sister Tanuja Mukherjee which was directed by her mother Shobhna.

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Bollywood Actresses like Kajol and Tanisha are Nutan’s nieces.

kajol tanisha

Nutan holds the record for the most awarded female actor with Filmfare awards. (apart from Kajol who matched the record in 2011).

She was a trained Kathak dancer.

Nutan won 5 Filmfare Awards in the Best Actress category. She won these awards for her movies like Seema (1955), Sujata (1959), Bandini (1963), Milan (1967) and Main Tulsi tere Aangan Ki (1978).

Nutan with Filmfare Awards

In 1978 Nutan won Filmfare award for her movie Main Tulsi tere Aangan Ki, that time she was 42 years old. She holds the record of being the oldest winner of the Filmfare award for lead actress.

She attended La Chatelaine, a finishing school in faraway Switzerland. she also learnt French language.

She won three Filmfare Best Actress Awards after marriage and the birth of her son Mohnish Bahl.

Nutan got married to naval Lieutenant-Commander Rajnish Bahl on 11 October 1959.

Nutan with Husband and Son

Her husband Rajnish directed Nutan in the movie ‘Surat Aur Seerat’ released in 1962.

By the late 1980s, She began veering towards singing “bhajan”.

In 1974, Nutan was awarded the Padma Shri award by the Government of India, which is the fourth-highest civilian honour of Indian Government

On 13 Feb 2011, India Post honored Nutan with a commemorative postage stamp releases.

On 4th June 2017, Google honored Nutan with a doodle on her 81st Birthday.

Nutan in Google Doddle and on post stamp

In 1952 Nutan was Crowned Miss India along with Indrani Rehman, this year two Miss India pageants were held. In this Nutan was crowned as Miss Mussorie.

Nutan’s Performance in Bandini listed 25th Greatest Acting Performances of Indian Cinema by Forbes India. (Balraj Sahni’s Performances in Garam Hawa released in 1974 was listed top)

Her mother Shobhana Samarth had played the role of ‘Seeta’ in the superhit ‘Ram Rajya’ (1943).

Nutan's mother in Ramrajya Movie

Nutan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990, She took her last breath on 12:07 p.m. (IST) on February 21, 1990, at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, That time, she was filming for ‘Garajna’ and ‘Insaniyat’

Her co-star in movie Insaniyat Vinod Mehra also died during the filming of the movie.

Her husband, Rajnish Bahl died in a fire accident in 2004.

Nutan surprised everyone after wearing a swimsuit in the film ‘Dilli Ka Thug’ (1958).

Nutan in swimsuit

Nutan sang the song ‘Aye Mere Humsafar’ (Chhabili – 1960), which was written by Nutan herself.

Her son Monish Bahl named her daughter after her grandmother, as Pranutan.

In 2011 Rediff listed Nutan as the Third Greatest Actress of All Time (Nargis was 1st Smita Patil was 2nd in this list)

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Nutan filed a case against her mother when she started observing that her income was misappropriated by her mother.

Nutan with Mother

‘Naseebwala’ was Nutan’s last movie released after her death in 1992.

B. Gopal directed Kanoon Apna Apna released in 1989 was her last film to be released when she was alive.

Marathi author Lalita Tamhane wrote a book- ‘Nutan – Asen Mi Nasen Mi’, self-narrative life story of Nutan.

Nutan biography book in marathi

Nutan’s first big break was Seema, for which she won her first Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1957.

She gave a stellar performance as Kaliganj ki Bahu in the TV serial Mujrim Hazir, her only role on the TV.

In an interview legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said that Nutan was the only actress who actually looked like singing on the screen enacting the words.

Nutan was appeared 6 times on Filmfare Magazine

Nutan on filmfare magzin cover

Nutan shares her Birthday with following famous personalities:

  1. Anil Ambani – Indian business magnate
  2. Angelina Jolie – Actress
  3. Joyce Meyer – American author
  4. Priyamani – Indian film actress and model
  5. S. P. Balasubrahmanyam – Indian playback singer, actor and music director
  6. Ashok Saraf – Indian actor and comedian
  7. Bina Rai – Leading actress primarily of the black and white era
  8. Dinesh Trivedi – Indian politician from the All India Trinamool Congress party,
  9. Manobala – Tamil director and comedian actor

Nutan’s Unseen Photos

Nutan's Unseen Photos
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