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Overview (3)

Born in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Birth NameTanuja Samarth
Height 5' 1½" (1.56 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tanuja was born on September 23, 1943 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India as Tanuja Samarth. She is known for her work on Paisa Ya Pyar (1969), Ghar Dwaar (1985) and Amber (1952). She was previously married to Shomu Mukherjee.

Spouse (1)

Shomu Mukherjee (1973 - 10 April 2008) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (14)

Daughter of Indian actress Shobhna Samarth.
Sister of Indian actress Nutan.
Her eldest daughter is Kajol, also a film actress.
Her youngest daughter is Tanishaa Mukerji, also a film actress.
Mother-in-law of Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn, son of Veeru Devgan.
Sister in law of Joy Mukherjee and Deb Mukherjee ( Husband's brother's).
Aunt to Sharbani Mukherji and Samrat.
Aunt to Mohnish Behl.
Sister in law of actress Manisha (Sambandh-1969).
Aunt to Ayan Mukherjee and Sujoy Mukherjee.
Mother Shobhna discovered actor Sharad Kumar. She advised him to audition for Paia Ya Pyar.
She enjoys smoking cigarettes and is known to chain smoke. She smokes 1-2 packs a day, and this has been controversial because she smokes so openly and smokes frequently in public, which does not go well with many members of media and Bollywood.
Sister Chatura has a daughter named Shilpa Mukherji. She acted in Sanjay Khan's Jai Hauman. Sawan Kumar Tak discovered her and decided to name her "Jeena Mukherjee". He launched "Mother" with Rekha and new find Jeena. But Shilpa (Jeena) failed to tell Sawan that she acted in Jai Hanuman. When he discovered this , he was very angry. He ended up replacing her with Sanobar Kabir. Shilpa is now a famous photographer and works with disable children.
Younger brother Jaideep has a daughter named Mayuri. Tanuja was going to launch her as a actress in her home production. The film was going to be directed by Chandra Barot. Tanuja decided to shelve the film.

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