Actress Nanda Passes Away at The Age of 75

Indian actress Nanda, who appeared in films like Gumnaam, Hum Dono and Prem Rog, passes away at the age of 75 in Mumbai today (25 March).


A family member of the actress confirmed her death after suffering a heart attack at her residence.

Born on January 8, 1939, Nanda was the daughter of Marathi actor-director Master Vinayak and the niece of film producer and actor V Shantaram.

Nanda started acting as a child artiste. She was then given her first break as a grown up in V Shantaram’s film Toofan Aur Diya (1956).

Nanda later formed a hit pair with veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, who later named her his favourite co-star, in movies like Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965). The actress also appeared in other hit films like The Train, co-starring Rajesh Khanna, and then graduated to supporting roles in hit films like Prem Rog, starring Padmini Kolhapuri and Rishi Kapoor.

Nanda was briefly engaged to Manmohan Desai, who directed films like Amar Akbar Anthony, before he died in 1994. Nanda remained unmarried ever since Desai died.

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