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Name: Nutan  
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Date of Birth: 4th June 1936
Place of Birth: Bombay, India
Profession: Actress
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Nutan (June 4, 1936 - February, 1991), is considered one of the finest actresses in Indian Cinema.

Nutan was the daughter of actress Shobhana Samarth and her husband director Kumarsen Samarth. She started her career as actress as a 14 year old in Hamari Beti (1950). Her first big break was Seema (opposite Balraj Sahni) which won her a filmfare. She followed her success with romantic comedy Paying guest (opposite Dev Anand). In 1959 she had two hits in Anadi (with Raj Kapoor) and Bimal Roy's Sujata (with Sunil Dutt). There was no looking back after that. Also in the same year she married to Naval Lieutenant-Commander Rajnish Behl and had a son, Mohnish Behl in 1963.

Her facial expressions were her greatest assets. She can be called Audrey Hepburn of Indian Cinema.

Nutan has won 6 Filmfare Awards and countless others - the most any actress has won to date:

  • 1985 - Outstanding Performance Meri Jung - 1985
  • 1978 - Best Actress Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki - 1978
  • 1967 - Best Actress Milan - 1967
  • 1963 - Best Actress Bandini - 1963
  • 1959 - Best Actress Sujata - 1959
  • 1956 - Best Actress Seema - 1955

Being called the best by the best is probably more important than the filmfare awards. Lata Mangeshkar calls her the face she could sing for. Dev Anand identified her as the actress you could carry out an intelligent conversation with. Sadhana called Nutan her idol.

Her son Mohnish Behl is an actor too. Her sister Tanuja also acted in movies. While her niece Kajol has had a very successful career in films.

In February 1991 she passed away after getting Cancer at the age of 54.

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