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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Dec 2014

The life and times of Bollywood actor Nanda

Shashi Kapoor and Nanda in a still from the film Jab Jab Phool Khilen. Nanda signed 8 films with Shashi Kapoor at a time when he was yet to become successful in Hindi Cinema.
Shashi Kapoor and Nanda in a still from the film Jab Jab Phool Khilen. Nanda signed 8 films with Shashi Kapoor at a time when he was yet to become successful in Hindi Cinema.
Produced by BR Chopra, Mazdoor was directed by his son Ravi Chopra. The film starred Dilip Kumar, Nanda, Nazir Hussain, Raj Babbar, Suresh Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Iftekhar, Madan Puri and Johhny Walker
Produced by BR Chopra, Mazdoor was directed by his son Ravi Chopra. The film starred Dilip Kumar, Nanda, Nazir Hussain, Raj Babbar, Suresh Oberoi, Rati Agnihotri, Iftekhar, Madan Puri and Johhny Walker
Nanda played supporting role in Kala Bazar with Dev Anand. In this still from the film she is seen with Leela Chitnis and Dev Anand.
Nanda played supporting role in Kala Bazar with Dev Anand. In this still from the film she is seen with Leela Chitnis and Dev Anand.
Nanda was born in a Maharashtrian show-business family to Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), a successful Marathi actor-director. (HT Photo)
Nanda was born in a Maharashtrian show-business family to Vinayak Damodar Karnataki (Master Vinayak), a successful Marathi actor-director. (HT Photo)
In her last days, Nanda interacted only with family and close friends, such as Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Helen, Saira Banu. After a long time she made a public appearance with Waheeda Rehman for a screening of the Marathi film Natarang (2010).  (HT Photo)
In her last days, Nanda interacted only with family and close friends, such as Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Helen, Saira Banu. After a long time she made a public appearance with Waheeda Rehman for a screening of the Marathi film Natarang (2010).  (HT Photo)
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Nanda's brothers brought home many suitors for her, but she turned them down.
In 1992, Nanda got engaged to director Manmohan Desai but he died after falling from the terrace of his flat. (HT Photo)
In 1992, Nanda got engaged to director Manmohan Desai but he died after falling from the terrace of his flat. (HT Photo)
After playing supporting roles in Bhabhi, Dev Anand
After playing supporting roles in Bhabhi, Dev Anand's Kala Bazar, and Dhool Ka Phool, the actor rose to stardom with LV Prasad's Chhoti Bahen (1959), where she played the title role. (HT Photo)

Nanda struggled to shed 'baby', 'sister' tags

Nanda was at a critical stage in her career when I first met her sometime in 1973. Our photographer late Taiyeb Badshah was doing a photo shoot with her at her residence in Bandra (she used to live in Bandra those days).

With Nanda's death, I have lost a very good friend: Actor Mala Sinha

Friends and contemporaries, Mala Sinha and Nanda worked together in the highly succesful Dhool ka Phool. Off the sets, they were great friends who shared lives. Mala pays a tribute to Nanda who died on Tuesday.

 

Nanda: her best performances and songs

From the haunting Ek pyaar ka nagma hai to the sensuous Yeh sama, we take a look at veteran actor Nanda's best films and songs.

The way Nanda lip synced to Yeh Shama was fabulous: Shashi Kapoor

Actors pay their last respects to Nanda and reminiscence about the actor and the person she was. Padmini Kolhapure, Shabana Azmi, Shashi Kapoor and Salim Khan bid adieu.

To me, Nanda was an angel: Manoj Kumar

Veteran actor Manoj Kumar, who worked with yesteryear actor Nanda in three films, says his film Shor was made without a hitch thanks to Nanda. In his own words, the actor recounts the association.

From Jaggu to Prem Rog: Nanda's Bollywood journey

Veteran Bollywood actor Nanda, best known for her stellar performances in films like Hum Dono, Ittefaq and Gumnaam, passed away today following a massive heart attack, family sources said.

Veteran actor Nanda passes away at 75

Legendary actor Nanda who is best known for films like Hum Dono (1961), Teen Deviyan and Kanoon (1960), passed away on Tuesday morning. The actor started her career in 1956 with V Shantaram's Toofan Aur Diya.
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