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Today is the 81st birth anniversary of Veteran actress Nanda. Born in Kolhapur, Maharashtra on 8 January 1939, the actress is no longer among us. He died in Mumbai on 25 March 2014 at the age of 75, but his memories are still alive in people’s minds. His full name was Nanda Karnatki.
She loved Azad Hind Fauj and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose more than she loved Bollywood. In an interview, she told that since childhood she wanted to join Azad Hind Fauj and wanted to fight for the freedom of the country. However, luck brought him to Mayanagari from Kolhapur. Nanda acted in more than 70 Bollywood films.
Manoj Kumar’s Shor, which came out in 1972, proved to be Nanda’s last hit as an actress. In this film, he played the role of Manoj Kumar’s wife, who loses her life while saving her child from the train. Nanda captivated the audience of cinematographers in his small role in this film.
Nanda was impressed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
There was a filmy atmosphere in Nanda’s house. His father Master Vinayak was a well-known comedian of Marathi theater. Apart from this, he also produced many films. Nanda’s father wanted him to become an actress, but despite this, Nanda was not particularly interested in acting. Nanda was greatly influenced by the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Like him, she wanted to join the army and serve the country.
Nanda got her hair cut after her mother explained
Nanda had told in an interview that while she was busy studying, her mother came to her and said, ‘You have to get your haircut, because your father wants you to play a boy in his film.’ Nanda got very angry hearing this thing of her mother. At first she flatly refused to get a haircut, but she agreed to this after her mother explained. During the making of the film, Nanda’s father’s shadow rose from the head, as well as the film remained incomplete. Gradually the financial condition of the family started deteriorating. The condition of his house deteriorated so much that he was forced to sell his bungalow and car.
Worked less in films with increasing age
After working in the film ‘Shor’, Nanda stopped working in films due to his growing age. During this time, films such as ‘Parineeta’, ‘Atonement’, ‘Kaun Katil’, ‘Reality’ and ‘Naya Nasha’ came, but all of them flopped. Considering the failure of consecutive films, Nanda opted out of the film industry.
Nanda made a comeback to Bollywood in the year 1981
In 1981, Nanda made a comeback to the film industry as a character actress with ‘Ahista Ahista’. After this film, he acted in Raj Kapoor films ‘Premrog’ and ‘Mazdoor’. Nanda played the role of Padmini Kolhapure’s mother in these three films.
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Never Found
Nanda won audiences with her strong acting in several films in her four-decade-long cine career, but did not win the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in any film. He was given the Filmfare Award for Best Sporting Actress in 1960 for ‘Aanchal’. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the films ‘Bhabhi’ (1957), ‘Ahista Ahista’ (1981) and ‘Premrog’ (1982) and ‘Ittefaq’ for the 1969 Best Actress Award.