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Sadhana (II) (1941–2015)


Sadhana was born on September 2, 1941 and was named after her father's favorite actress Sadhona Bose. Her father and actor Hari Shivdasani were brothers, and Hari's daughter is actress Babita Kapoor. Sadhana was an only child and her parents made her the center of their lives; in fact, her mother home-schooled her until she was 8 years old. The ... See full bio »

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Known For

Waqt
Waqt Meena Mittal
(1965)
Woh Kaun Thi?
Woh Kaun Thi? Sandhya
(1964)
Mera Saaya
Mera Saaya Geeta / Nisha (Raina)
(1966)
Arzoo
Arzoo Usha
(1965)

Filmography

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 1981 Mahfil
Shalini / Ratnabai
 1977 Amaanat
Suchitra
 1975 Vandana
Rekha
 1974 Chhote Sarkar
 1974 Geetaa Mera Naam
Kavita / Neeta / Geeta
 1971 Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee
Neena Bakshi
 1970 Ishq Par Zor Nahin
Sushma Rai
 1969 Ek Phool Do Mali
Somna
 1969 Intaquam
Reeta Mehra
 1969 Sachaai
Shobha Dayal
 1968 Stree
 1967 Anita
Anita
 1966 Budtameez
Shanta
 1966 Gaban
Jalpa
 1966 Mera Saaya
Geeta / Nisha (Raina)
 1965 Arzoo
Usha
 1965 Waqt
Meena Mittal
 1964 Dulha Dulhan
Rekha / Chanda
 1964 Picnic
 1964 Rajkumar
Princess Sangeeta
 1963 Mere Mehboob
Husna Banu Changezi
 1962 Asli-Naqli
Renu
 1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
Asha
 1962 Man-Mauji
Rani
 1962 Prem Patra
Kavita Kapoor
 1961 Hum Dono
Mita
 1960 Love in Simla
Sonia
 1960 Parakh
Seema (as Sadhana Shivdasani)
 1959 Bus Conductor
 1958 Abana
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sadhana Nayyar | Sadhana Shivdasani
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Personal Quote:

[on cultivating her image as the 'Mystery Girl'] I have always believed that an artiste should maintain a certain mystique. He or she shouldn't become too familiar, the public shouldn't see them too often. The charisma grows in that way, and that's what's called star-power. See more »

Trivia:

With her first starring role Love in Simla (1960), Sadhana was bound by a three-year contract to the studio Filmalaya. The first year she was paid 750 rupees a month, the second year 1500 rupees a month, and the final year 3000 rupees a month. Once the contract ended, Sadhana commanded top money for her films. See more »

Trademark:

Short bangs/fringe haircut known as the "Sadhana cut"

Nickname:

Mystery Girl

Star Sign:

Virgo

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