Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Smita Patil : We Never Forget You (13 December)

13 December 1986, 25 years back the great actress Smita Patil died at the age of 31 due to childbirth complications. Yeah! The year I was studying in 10th standard. Smita Patil was an Indian Actress of film, television and theatre. She was appeared in over 75 Hindi and Marathi films in a career.

Smita Patil
During her career, she received two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. She was the recipient of the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour in 1985. She is one among the few versatile Indian actresses, who have made a special position in the hearts of people. She was indeed the pride of Bollywood. She has given superb performances in her movies, for which she is admired even today.

She has worked with wonderful directors like Govind Nihalani, Shyam Benegal, and Mrinal Sen. She is the queen of Indian cinema. For some time, she also took the job of a TV news reader. She was a great photographer. She was a multifaceted personality. She had dominated the Indian film industry during the 1970s and 1980s.

Smita was an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. In the year 1977, she received the National Award for best actress for her remarkable performance in the film Bhumika. In most of her films, she was portrayed as a very strong woman, who is able to endure the pressures created by the male dominated society.

Notable Works of Smita Patil : Nishant, Mandi, Haadsa, Umbartha, Bazaar, Manthan, Bhumika, Namak Halaal, Dard Ka Rishta, Arth Bhavni Bhavai, Chakra, Shakti, Sadgati, Mirch Masala.

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