Sharmila Tagore

Profession: Indian Actress

Father of Sharmila Tagore

Gitindranath Tagore

Husband/Spouse of Sharmila Tagore

Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Cricketer)

Mother of Sharmila Tagore

Ira Baruah

Sisters of Sharmila Tagore

late Oindrila Kunda (Tinku Tagore), Romila Sen (Chinky Tagore)

Affairs/Boyfriends of Sharmila Tagore

Mansoor Ali Khan

Favourite Actors of Sharmila Tagore

Sanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra

Favourite Destinations of Sharmila Tagore

France, South Africa

Favourite Director of Sharmila Tagore

Satyajit Ray

Favourite Food of Sharmila Tagore

Bengali Cuisine

Favourite Restaurant of Sharmila Tagore

Bukhara, Delhi

Favourite Singer of Sharmila Tagore

Begum Akhtar

Awards, Honours of Sharmila Tagore

Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film Aradhana (1970)
National Film Award for Best Actress for the film Mausam (1975)
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Abar Aranye (2003)
Honoured with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2013)
Lifetime Achievement Award by PHD Chamber of Commerce (2017)

Information about Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore served as the chairperson of the Indian Film Censor Board between October 2004 and March 2011.  She is the great-granddaughter of poet Rabindranath Tagore.  She was the first Indian Actress to appear in a bikini for 1967 movie 'An Evening in Paris', which established Sharmila as a sex symbol in Hindi films.  Her Husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the Nawab of Pataudi and former captain of the Indian cricket team.  Sharmila was born in Hyderabad, but she spent some years of childhood in Kolkata.  Her younger sister Oindrila was the first in the family to act in a film, and the only role she ever played was that of Mini in Tapan Sinha's film Kabuliwala (1957).  In 1968, she also posed in a bikini for the glossy Filmfare magazine.  For 1975 movie Mausam, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress and National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Abar Aranye.  In 2013, Padma Bhushan was bestowed on her by the Government of India.  Sharmila Tagore's Great-grandfather Rabindranath Tagore  In 2005, she was chosen as the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF India.  Before being married to Mansoor Ali Khan, Sharmila converted to Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana though she and her family never used that name.  She was offered to work in films at the age of 13.  Sharmila's husband Mansoor Ali died in September 2011, and in November 2012 she wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asking for the upcoming series between India and England to be recognized as the Pataudi Trophy.  Sharmila was not good at studies. Her attendance was very short, she came to be regarded as a bad influence on her schoolmates and faced a choice of either doing films or studying further. 

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