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Happy birthday Sadhanaji: Rishi Kapoor thanks actor for her films, style

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter on Friday to thank yesteryear actor Sadhana on the occasion of her 75th birth anniversary.

bollywood Updated: Sep 02, 2016 13:22 IST
Friday is Sadhana’s 75th birth anniversary.
Friday is Sadhana’s 75th birth anniversary.

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor took to Twitter on Friday to thank yesteryear actor Sadhana on the occasion of her 75th birth anniversary.

Sadhana passed away on December 25 last year after a long battle with cancer. “Remembering Sadhanaji today on her birthday. Thank you for all the films and your style,” Rishi tweeted alongside a black-and-white photograph of her.

Read: Remembering Sadhana with a playlist of her hit songs

A top-rung Bollywood star of the 1960s and 1970s, Sadhana was born in Karachi, now in Pakistan. However, after Partition, when she was barely seven, her family migrated to India and settled in Bombay (now Mumbai).

She entered films as a child artiste in 1955 with a minor appearance in Raj Kapoor’s film, Shree 420. Later, in 1958, she acted in India’s first Sindhi language film Abaana in a significant role, on a token payment of Re 1.

Sadhana is credited with introducing the famous ‘fringe’ haircut -- known as her trademark ‘Sadhana Cut’ -- and tight body-hugging churidar-kurtas as a much-copied fashion in Bollywood.

Paired with the top heroes of that era, Sadhana starred in notable films like Ek Musafir, Ek Hasina, Asli Naqli, “Mere Mehboob -- her first colour movie, Woh Kaun Thi, Rajkumar, Waqt, Aarzoo, Mera Saaya, Gaban, Ek Phool, Do Mali and many others till her voluntary retirement from Bollywood in 1994.

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