As the veteran actress turns 70 today, we remember her journey through so many years in the industry. She has remained as one of the most loved icons and has turned out to be an epitome of grace and beauty even as she ages. A mother to two very talented children, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, Sharmila Tagore deserves to be under the spotlight for more reasons than one. From being the first actress in Bollywood to have sported swimwear on -screen, to winning several awards for her performances, the actress possesses all the qualities required to rule the silver screen. Let's take a look at some of her best performances in films.
The actress won the Filmafare Best Actress Award for her role in this film released in the year 1969. Starring opposite Rajesh Khanna in a leading role in this film, Sharmila Tagore gave a wonderful performance essaying melodrama at its best on-screen.
An Evening in Paris
Released in 1967, this film had Sharmila Tagore become a trendsetter as she dared to be the first Bollywood actress to sport a swim suit on the silver screen. The ever green beauty played a double role in this film, one of which had her portraying an heiress and the other which had her essaying a role of a cabaret dancer.
Tagore won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1976 release 'Mausam'. Again in a double role, Sharmila Tagore gave a noteworthy performance in this cinematic experience presented by ace filmmaker Gulzar.
The actress gave a wonderful performance in the role of a young journalist in Satyajit Ray's 1966 release 'Nayak'. Her performance gave this film an extra edge and added a wonderful touch to this story of a journalist trying to get the best out of a superstar who happened to be in the same train as her.
This 1970 film has Sharmila playing the role of a woman named Neela who gets caught in a love affair. She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her performance in this award winning film directed by Asit Sen.