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


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 1981 Mahfil
Shalini / Ratnabai
 1977 Amaanat
 1975 Vandana
 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
 1969 Intaquam
Reeta Mehra
 1969 Sachaai
Shobha Dayal
 1968 Stree
 1967 Anita
 1966 Budtameez
 1966 Gaban
 1966 Mera Saaya
Geeta / Nisha (Raina)
 1965 Arzoo
 1965 Waqt
Meena Mittal
 1964 Dulha Dulhan
Rekha / Chanda
 1964 Picnic
 1964 Rajkumar
Princess Sangeeta
 1963 Mere Mehboob
Husna Banu Changezi
 1962 Asli-Naqli
 1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
 1962 Man-Mauji
 1962 Prem Patra
Kavita Kapoor
 1961 Hum Dono
 1960 Love in Simla
 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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There were three of us, Saira Banu, Asha Parekh and me. If the producers wanted someone pretty and decorative they took Saira. If they wanted a dancer they'd take Asha, if they wanted histrionics they'd sign me. So there was no rivalry. Asha and I kept in touch. We'd wish each other on our birthdays. But today Waheeda Rehman, Asha, Nanda, Helen and I meet regularly over lunches. When five ladies ... See more »


Her Mere Mehboob (1963) director Harnam Singh Rawail shot around her, since she was busy with her other films. He waited for her for 8 months, until she was free to shoot her scenes. When the film became a blockbuster, he decided to cast her again in Sunghursh (1968), but Sadhana told him to cast another actress, since she wasn't going to be available for a few months, because of her health ... See more »


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


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