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Sharmila Tagore Age Husband Children Family Biography & More

Sharmila Tagore Height Weight Bra Size Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Sharmila Tagore, also known as Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan (born 8 December 1944), is a retired Indian actress. Primarily known for her work in Hindi and Bengali cinema, Sharmila Tagore is the recipient of two National Film Awards, a Filmfare Award, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to Hindi cinema. In 2013, the Government of India, honoured her with Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour for her contributions to the Indian culture through performing arts.

Born into the prominent Tagore family, one of the leading families of Calcutta and a key influence during the Bengali Renaissance, Tagore made her acting debut at age 14 with Satyajit Ray’s acclaimed Bengali drama The World of Apu (1959). She went on to collaborate with Ray on numerous other films, including; Devi (1960), Nayak (1966), Aranyer Din Ratri (1970), and Seemabaddha (1971); thus, establishing herself as one of the most prominent figures in Bengali cinema. Tagore’s career further expanded when she ventured into Hindi films, making her debut with Shakti Samanta’s romantic drama Kashmir Ki Kali (1964). She went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema with films like; Waqt (1965), Anupama (1966), An Evening in Paris (1967), Aamne Saamne (1967), Satyakam (1969), Aradhana (1969), Safar (1970), Amar Prem (1972), Daag (1973), Avishkaar (1974), Mausam (1975), Chupke Chupke (1975), and Namkeen (1982). This was followed by a decade of intermittent film appearances including; Mira Nair’s Mississippi Masala (1991), Goutam Ghose’s Abar Aranye (2002), and the Hindi films; Aashik Awara (1993), Mann (1999), Viruddh… Family Comes First (2005), Eklavya: The Royal Guard (2006), and finally retiring from acting with her final film appearance Break Ke Baad (2010).

Apart from acting, Tagore has also served as the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification from October 2004 to March 2011. In December 2005, she was chosen as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She was married to cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi with whom she had three children; actors Saif, Soha, and designer Saba. Her son Saif Ali Khan is a famous actor.

Early life

Sharmila Tagore was born on 8 December 1944 in Hyderabad, India to Gitindranath Tagore, a general manager in the British India Corporation, and his wife Ira Tagore (née Baruah). Tagore’s father belonged to the aristocratic Bengali Hindu Tagore family, and were distantly related to the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, while her mother was of Bengali and Assamese Hindu descent and hailed from the Barua family. Gitindranath was the grandson of the noted painter Gaganendranath Tagore, whose own father Gunendranath had been a first cousin of the laureate. In fact, Tagore is more closely related to Rabindranath Tagore through her mother: her maternal grandmother, Latika Barua (née Tagore), was the granddaughter of Rabindranath Tagore’s brother, Dwijendranath Tagore. Tagore’s maternal grandfather (husband of Latika Barua née Tagore) was Jnanadabhiram Barua, an Assamese who was the first principal of Earl Law College in Guwahati (now known as Government Law College), himself the son of the noted social worker Gunabhiram Barua. As a member of the Tagore family, she is also a distant relative of the actress Devika Rani and the painter Abanindranath Tagore (brother of Gaganendranath Tagore).

Tagore was the eldest of three children and had two younger sisters, the late Oindrila Kunda [Tinku Tagore] and Romila Sen [Chinky]. Oindrila was the first in the family to act in a film, and the only role she ever played was that of Mini, the child character (but a central character) in Tapan Sinha’s film Kabuliwala (1957). In adulthood, she became an international bridge player. Her other sister, Romila Sen, married to Nikhil Sen, a businessman who served as Chief Operating Officer of Britannia Industries for several years, died as the founder and managing director of Unibic Foods in November 2019.

Tagore attended St. John’s Diocesan Girls’ Higher Secondary School and Loreto Convent, Asansol. She made her film debut when she was a 13-year-old schoolgirl, after which her studies lost priority. Within a short while, her attendance and performance at school suffered, she came to be regarded as a bad influence on her classmates, and was faced with a choice of either doing films or studying further. At that point, her father advised her to move ahead in life, commit herself to a film career and ‘give it her all’ in order to become successful.

Sharmila Tagore Age Husband Children Family Biography & More

Real NameSharmila Tagore (Aka Begum Ayesha Sultana)
ProfessionIndian Actress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 December 1944
Age (as in 2022)78 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
School(s)• Loreto Convent, Asansol, West Bengal, India,
• St. John’s Diocesan Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kolkata
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutBengali Film– Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959)
Hindi Film– Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)
Awards, Honours• Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film Aradhana (1970)
• National Film Award for Best Actress for the film Mausam (1975)
• Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
• National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Abar Aranye (2003)
• Honoured with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2013)
• Lifetime Achievement Award by PHD Chamber of Commerce (2017)
FamilyFather– Gitindranath Tagore
Mother– Ira Baruah
Brother– None
Sisters– late Oindrila Kunda (Tinku Tagore), Romila Sen (Chinky Tagore)
Religion• Hinduism (by birth)
• Islam (converted to Islam just before her marriage)
HobbiesShopping, Gardening, Reading Books, and Listening to music
Favourite Things
Favourite DirectorSatyajit Ray
Favourite ActorsSanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra
Favourite SingerBegum Akhtar
Favourite DestinationsFrance, South Africa
Favourite FoodBengali Cuisine
Favourite RestaurantBukhara, Delhi
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidow
Affairs/BoyfriendsMansoor Ali Khan
Husband/SpouseMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Cricketer)
Marriage Date27 December 1969
ChildrenSon– Saif Ali Khan (Actor)
Daughters– Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan (Actress)
Daughter-in-law– Kareena Kapoor
Son-in-law– Kunal Khemu
Grandson(s)– Ibrahim Ali Khan
Taimur Ali Khan
Granddaughter– Sara Ali Khan

Personal life

Tagore married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the titular Nawab of Pataudi and Bhopal and former captain of the Indian cricket team, on 27 December 1968. They had three children: Saif Ali Khan (b. 1970), a Bollywood actor, Saba Ali Khan (b. 1976), a jewellery designer, and Soha Ali Khan (b. 1978), a Bollywood actress and TV personality. Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi died at age 70, on 22 September 2011.

Saif was married to actress Amrita Singh from 1991 to 2004, having two children, daughter Sara Ali Khan (b.1995) and son Ibrahim Ali Khan (b.2001). He then married actress Kareena Kapoor in 2012, having two sons Taimur Ali Khan( b.2016) and Jahangir Ali Khan(b.2021). Soha married actor Kunal Khemu in 2015 having an daughter Inaaya Naumi Khemmu (b.2017).


1959Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)Satyajit Ray
1960Devi (The Goddess)Satyajit Ray
1963Shes AnkoHaridas Bhattacharya
Nirjan SaikateTapan SinhaRenu
BarnaliAjoy KarAloka Choudhury
Chhaya ShurjoPartha Pratim ChowdhuryGhentoo
1964Kashmir Ki KaliShakti Samanta
1965WaqtYash Chopra
Dak GharZul Vellaniguest appearance
1966AnupamaHrishikesh Mukherjee
DevarMohan SehgalMadhumati / Banwariya
Sawan Ki GhataShakti SamantaSeema
NayakSatyajit RayAditi
Yeh Raat Phir Na AayegiBrijKiran / Kiranmai
1967Milan Ki RaatR.Bhattacharya
An Evening in ParisShakti SamantaDeepa Malik / Roopa Malik (Suzy)
Aamne SaamneSuraj PrakashSapna Mathur / Sapna G. Mittal
1968Mere Hamdam Mere DostAmar Kumar
HumsayaJoy MukherjeeLeena Sen
Dil Aur MohabbatAnand DuttaAnuradha Verma
SatyakamHrishikesh MukherjeeRanjana
TalashO. P. RalhanMadhu / Gauri
AradhanaShakti SamantaVandhana Tripathi
Pyasi ShamAmar KumarMadhu
1970Aranyer Din Ratri (Days and Nights in the Forest)Satyajit Ray
Suhana SafarVijaySapna
Mere HumsafarDulal GuhaTaruna / Meenakshi
My LoveS. SukhdevSangeeta Thakur
SafarAsit SenNeela Kapoor
1971SeemabaddhaSatyajit Ray
Chhoti BahuK.B. TilakRadha
1972Amar PremShakti Samanta
Yeh Gulistan HamaraAtma RamSoo Reni
MaalikA. BhimsinghSavitri
1973Raja RaniSachin Bhowmick
DaagYash ChopraSonia Kohli
Aa Gale Lag JaaManmohan DesaiPreeti
AvishkaarBasu BhattacharyaMansi
Paap Aur PunyaPrayag RajJugni
CharitraheenShakti SamantaRama Chaudhary
ShaitaanFiroze ChinoyNisha
AnariAsit SenPoonam
Chupke ChupkeHrishikesh MukherjeeSulekha Chaturvedi
FaraarShanker MukherjeeMala / Asha
Ek Mahal Ho Sapno KaDevendra GoelAruna
AmanushShakti SamantaLekha
1976Ek Se Badhkar EkBrij
1977Anand AshramShakti Samanta
TyaagDin Dayal SharmaSunita
1978BesharamDeven Verma
1979Chuvanna ChirakukalN. Sankaran Nair
DooriyaanBhimsain KhuranaLalita
Griha PraveshBasu BhattacharyaMansi
1981Kalankini KankabatiUttam Kumar
Desh PremeeManmohan DesaiBharti
1983ProtidanPrabhat Roy
Gehri Chot – Urf: DurdeshAmbrish Sangal–EhteshamShobha
1984SunnyRaj Khosla
1986New Delhi TimesRamesh Sharma
1988AnurodhJayanta Bhattarcharya
1991Mississippi MasalaMira Nair
1993Aashiq AwaraUmesh Mehra
1998Ghar BazarD.S. Azad
1999MannIndra Kumar
2000DhadkanDharmesh Darshan
2002Abar AranyeGoutam Ghose
2003Shubho MahuratRituparno Ghosh
2005Viruddh… Family Comes FirstMahesh Manjrekar
2006Eklavya: The Royal GuardVidhu Vinod Chopra
2007Fool and FinalAhmed Khan
2008Tasveer 8*10Nagesh Kukunoor
2009AntaheenAniruddha Roy Chowdhury
Morning WalkArup DuttaNeelima
SamaantarAmol PalekarShama Vaze
2010Break Ke BaadDanish Aslam


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