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Waqt, Woh Kaun Thi actor Sadhana dies in Mumbai

Sadhana died in a hospital in Mumbai. The Love in Shimla actress was reportedly suffering from cancer and had also undergone surgery to remove a lesion. She is survived by her foster daughter.

bollywood Updated: Dec 25, 2015 13:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Sadhana’s notable films are Waqt, Mera Saaya and Ek Phool Do Maali. (YouTube)

Renowned Hindi film actor Sadhana Shivdasani, popularly known as Sadhana, died in Mumbai in Friday. She was 74.

She was suffering from cancer and had also underwent a surgery to remove a lesion last year. A close family friend and BJP city spokesperson Shaina NC confirmed the news, ”Sadhana breathed her last at her home this morning.”

Sadhana was born in Karachi, now in the Pakistani province of Sindh, on September 2, 1941. She studied at Jai Hind College in Mumbai before joining films. Though she played a cameo in Raj Kapoor’s Shree 420 (1955), it was the 1960 film Love In Shimla which made her a household name.

She became a star with films such as Hum Dono, Asli Naqli and Mere Mehboob. And then came Who Kaun Thi in 1964, which made her the reigning queen of Bollywood in the late 1960s. She was also known as a style icon thanks to her Audrey Hepburn-style fringe, which later came to be known as ‘Sadhana cut’.

Her other notable films are Waqt, Mera Saaya and Ek Phool Do Maali.

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First Published: Dec 25, 2015 13:12 IST