Nutan Biography, Age, Height, Family & More

Nutan Biography, Age, Height, Family & More

Nutan Samarth (4 June 1936 – 21 February 1991), better known as Nutan, was an Indian film actress. In a career spanning nearly four decades, she appeared in more than 70 Hindi films, many in starring roles. Regarded as one of the finest female actors in the history of Indian cinema, Nutan was noted for playing unconventional parts and her performances often received praise and accolades.Nutan holds the record of five wins of the Best Actress award at Filmfare, which was held only by her for over 30 years until it was matched by her niece Kajol in 2011. In 1974, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

The daughter of filmmaker Kumarsen Samarth and film actress Shobhna Samarth, Nutan started her career at the age of 14 in the 1950 film Hamari Beti, directed by her mother. She subsequently starred in such films as Nagina and Humlog (both 1951). Her role in Seema (1955) garnered her wider recognition and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She continued playing leading roles through the 1960s until the late 1970s and went on to win the award on four other occasions for her roles in Sujata (1959), Bandini (1963), Milan (1967) and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki (1978). Some of her other films of this period include Anari (1959), Chhalia (1960), Tere Ghar Ke Saamne (1963), Saraswatichandra (1968), Anuraag (1972) and Saudagar (1973). In the 1980s, Nutan started playing character roles and continued working until shortly before her death. She portrayed mostly motherly roles in such films as Saajan Ki Saheli (1981), Meri Jung (1985) and Naam (1986). Her performance in Meri Jung earned her a sixth and last Filmfare Award, this time in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Nutan was married to naval Lieutenant-Commander Rajnish Bahl from 1959 until her death from breast cancer in 1991. They had son, Mohnish Bahl, who is a film and television actor.

Nutan was born in a Marathi Hindu Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu family on 4 June 1936 as the eldest of four children to director-poet Kumarsen Samarth and his actress wife Shobhna. She grew up with complexes as some considered her “skinny” and “ugly” in her childhood. She had two sisters: actress Tanuja and Chatura and a brother Jaideep. Her parents separated before Jaideep’s birth. Nutan was educated in St. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani before heading to Switzerland for further studies in 1953. She was sent there at the behest of her mother after her films failed to perform well. She described the one year spent there as the “happiest in my life”.

Profession(s) Actress, Singer, Lyricist
Height (Approx)in centimeters– 168 cm
in meters– 1.68 m
in feet inches– 5’ 6”
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
  
Personal Life ————
Date Of Birth4 June 1936
Age (as in 1991)54 Years
Date of Death21 February 1991
BirthplaceBombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Death placeBombay, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signGemini
NationalityIndian
HometownBombay, India
School• St. Joseph’s Convent School, Panchgani, Maharashtra
• La Chatelaine School, Switzerland
DebutFilm: (Child Artist) Hamari Beti (1950)
Film:- Shabab (1954) 
FamlyFatherKumarsen Samarth (Filmmaker)
Mother– Shobhna Samarth (Actress)
Brother-Jaideep Samarth
Sister-
Tanuja Mukherjee (Actress) 
ReligionHinduism
HobbiesHunting, Spending time with her family
Awards, Honors, AchievementsFilmfare Best Actress Award
• In 1956 for ‘Seema’
• In 1959 for ‘Sujata’
• In 1963 for ‘Bandini’
• In 1967 for ‘Radha’
• In 1978 for ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’
Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
• In 1985 for ‘Meri Jung’
Other Awards
• BFJA Best Actress Award (Hindi)
• In 1963 for ‘Bandini’
• In 1973 for ‘Milan’
• In 1974 for ‘Saudagar’
Honour
• In 1974- Padma Shri (India’s fourth-highest civilian honour by the Government of India)
Achievement
• In 1951- ‘Miss India’
Boys, Affairs, and More ———
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseRajnish Bahl
ChildrenSon– Mohnish Bahl (Actor)
Daughter
 
Favorite Things ———-
Favorite Actor(S)Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni
Favorite Film(S)Bandini, Sujata
FilmmakersBimal Roy 

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