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.
Bio/Wiki of Nutan Samarth
|Full Name||Nutan 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)|
Nutan’s Career Debut
Film – Hamari Beti – 1950 (Child Artist)
Shabab – 1954 (Actress)
TV – Mujrim Hazir – 1988
Nutan’s Personal Life
|Date of Birth||4 June 1936|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India|
|Date of Death||21 February 1991|
|Age (at the time of death)||54 Years|
|Place of Death||Bombay, Maharashtra, India|
|Death Cause||Breast Cancer|
|Hometown||Bombay, India (Mumbai)|
|School||St. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani, Maharashtra|
|La Chatelaine School, Switzerland|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
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
|Marriage Date||11 October 1959|
|Marriage Location||Bombay, India (Mumbai)|
Husband – Rajnish Bahl (Lieutenant Commander; died in 2004 in a fire accident)
Son – Mohnish Bahl
Father – Kumarsen Samarth (Filmmaker)
Mother – Shobhna Samarth (Actress)
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
Filmfare Award in Best Actress Category
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.
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.
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.
Bollywood Actresses like Kajol and Tanisha are Nutan’s nieces.
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).
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.
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.
Her mother Shobhana Samarth had played the role of ‘Seeta’ in the superhit ‘Ram Rajya’ (1943).
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 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.
Nutan filed a case against her mother when she started observing that her income was misappropriated by her 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’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 shares her Birthday with following famous personalities:
- Anil Ambani – Indian business magnate
- Angelina Jolie – Actress
- Joyce Meyer – American author
- Priyamani – Indian film actress and model
- S. P. Balasubrahmanyam – Indian playback singer, actor and music director
- Ashok Saraf – Indian actor and comedian
- Bina Rai – Leading actress primarily of the black and white era
- Dinesh Trivedi – Indian politician from the All India Trinamool Congress party,
- Manobala – Tamil director and comedian actor
Nutan’s Unseen Photos
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