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Nutan Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Nutan Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Real Name Nutan Samarth
Another Name Nutan Bahl (After Marriage)
Profession(s). Actress, Singer, Lyricist
Physical Statistics &
Height (approx. in centimeters– 168 cmIn meters– 1.68m
in feet inches– 5′ 6″.
Eye Color Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Film (Child Artist).Hamari Beti (1950). 

Film (Actress): Shabab (1954) 

TV Mujrim Hazir (1988).

Award, Honour, Achievement Awards
Filmfare Best Actress Award
* 1956, for “Seema”
* 1959, for “Sujata”
* 1963, for “Bandini”
* 1967, for “Radha”
* In 1978 for ‘Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki’

Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award
* 1985, Meri Jung

Other Awards
* BFJA Best Actress Award (Hindi).
* 1963, for “Bandini”
* 1973, for “Milan”
* In 1974 for ‘Saudagar’

* 1974- Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honor by the Government of India

* 1951 – “Miss India”

Personal Life
Date of birth 4 June 1936
Birthplace Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Date of death 21 February 1991
Place of death Bombay, Maharashtra and India
Age at the time of death 54 Years
Death Cause Breast Cancer
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Hometown Bombay (India)
Schools * St. Joseph’s Convent school, Panchgani (Maharashtra)
* La Chatelaine School, Switzerland
Religion Hinduism
Caste Kayastha
Hobbies Hunting, [1]YouTube and spending time with her family
Controversy Nutan was once involved in a scandal when she publicly slapped Sanjeev, a budding actor. The entire controversy was about Sanjeev Kumar’s statement that Nutan was in a relationship with him. However, Nutan considered this a mistaken statement.
Relationships and More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends Not known
Marriage Date 11 October 1959
Husband/Spouse Rajnish Bahl (Lieutenant Commander) was killed in a fire accident in 2004.[Image: Nutan and her husband]
Children SonMohnish Bahl(Actor). 

For the Daughter– None

Parents Father– Kumarsen Samarth (Filmmaker) 

Mother– Shobhna Samarth (Actress) 

Siblings Brother
* Jaideep Samarth
*Tanuja Mukherjee (Actress) 

* Chatura

Favorite Things
Favorite Actors Ashok Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Raj Kapoor, Balraj Sahni
Favorite Films Bandini, Sujata
Favorite Film Director Bimal Roy


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Here are some lesser-known facts about Nutan

  • Nutan was raised in Marathi families with a filmy background.[Image: Nutan, her mother and younger sisters Tanuja & Chatura]

    Nutan and her younger sisters Chatura and Tanuja, along with her mother.

  • She was the daughter of Shobhana Samarth, one of the most prominent actresses of the 1940s. She had played the role ‘Seeta” in the hit ‘Ram Rajya (1943).[Image: Nutan’s superhit mother film Ram Rajya]

    Ram Rajya, Nutan’s superhit mother film Ram Rajya

  • Her sister Tanuja Mukherjee, niece Kajol Son, et al.Mohnish Bahl These are some of the most famous Bollywood celebrities.Shobhna Samarth is Nutan’s mother, sister Tanuja and Mohnish Behl is his son.
  • Nutan began classical singing when he was just 3.
  • People used to call her ugly and skinny in her youth.
  • Before Jaideep’s birth, Nutan’s parents divorced.
  • Her mother did not expect Nutan to have a bright future in the film industry.
  • Nutan began her career as an artist for children at the age of 14. She was a child artist with the 1950 film ‘Hamari Beti. Tanuja Mukherjee was directed by her mother.Nutan is a child artist
  • Before her 1950 debut with Hamari Beti’ (1950), she had played a small part in the mid-1940s film, ‘Nala Damayanti’.Nutan- Nala Damayanti
  • Nutan continued to work in movies such as ‘Nagina,’ ‘Hum Log,’ and ‘Shabab’. However, these films did not succeed, so Shobhna sent Nutan to Switzerland in 1953 for further studies. It was surprising that her classmates didn’t know she was an actress from Bombay.
  • After completing her studies, she returned to India and appeared in the popular Hindi film ‘Seema’ in which she played the role of ‘Amiya Chakraborty’ and was featured in the song ‘Man Mohana Bade Jhooth’ which was not only impressed the audience but also the living legend Lata Mangeshkar.
  • Nutan’s brilliant performance in Seema’ was her first major film. She went on to make back-to-back hits films such as Heer’ and ’Baarish’ and ’Paying Guest’.
  • Although she had maintained a traditional appearance, she was surprised to wear a swimsuit in the 1958 film “Dilli Ka Thug”.Nutan in a swimsuit
  • After a string of hits, Nutan married a Commander Rajneesh Bahl shortly after. This was in 1959. Kajol, her sister’s daughter, did the same thing when she married Ajay Devgn. She was at the height of her career when she married.
  • Three of the four Filmfare Awards she won for Best Actress in her career were after her marriage, and her birth of her son.
  • In 1960, Nutan sang the song “Aye Mere Humsafar” (Chhabili), which was written and performed by Nutan.
  • Bimal Roy was her godfather, and she gave her the chance to star in the hit 1963 film “Bandini”. She believed that this film had been the most important in her film career.Nutan- Bandini
  • In 1963, Nutan and Dev AnandThey made a great pair in “Tere Ghar Ke Samne”. Dev Anand also mentioned in her praise-

    “Nutan was one actress with whom you could have an intelligent conversation.”


    Nutan- Tere Ghar Ke Samne

  • In 1965, she was featured in the song ‘Tumhi Mere Mandir Tumhi Meri Pooja’ (Khandan), which was sung by Lata Mangeshkar; the song won Lata Ji her last Filmfare Award before she opted out for being nominated for the Filmfare Awards.
  • Consider the fact that Nutan has played many iconic roles even after she turned 40 to illustrate the versatility of her performances. 

    Nutan in different roles

  • Nutan brought a case against her mother after she began to notice that her mother had misappropriated her earnings and ended all relationships with her mother.
  • By the late 1980s, her interest was started inclining towards her family, singing devotional songs, and in grooming her son Mohnish Behl’s career.
  • Nutan was able to witness her son’s success in filmmaking with the film “Maine Pyar Kiya” before she died in 1991. 

    Mohnish Behl, Nutan’s son in Maine Pyar Kiya

  • She was admitted to Breach Candy hospital, Mumbai in February 1991. However, she died a few days later. She was at the time filming for “Garajna” and “Insaniyat”.
  • Nutan’s final movie was “Naseebwala”, which was released in 1992 after her death. 

    Nutan- Naseebwala

  • Sadhana Shivdasani, Smita Patil and other actresses considered Nutan their idol. 

    Nutan with Smita patil

  • Nutan was a Kathak dancer.
  • The Government of India issued a stamp in her honor in February 2011. 

    Nutan Image on Indian Postage Stamp

  • In 2011, her name was listed by Rediff.com on the list of ‘third-greatest actress of all-time’ (after Nargis and Smita Patil).
  • Renowned Marathi author Lalita Tamhane wrote a book- ‘Nutan Asen Mi Nasen Mi’ on Nutan’s self-narrative life story.[Image: Nutan Lalita Tamhane shows her book on ‘Nutan ASen Mi Nasen mi’ written with Madhuri dixit.

    Nutan- Lalita Thane shows her book on ‘Nutan ASen Mi Nasen Mi’ with Madhuri dixit

  • Google celebrated her 81st Birthday in 2018 with an adorable doodle. 

    Google celebrates Nutan’s 81st Birthday

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