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Today is the birthday of Nutan, who was the most famous actress of her time. The actress was born on 4 June 1938 to director and poet Kumarsen Samarth. Nutan was the eldest of four siblings. Popular actress Tanuja is also Nutan’s younger sister. Considered one of the most beautiful actresses of the industry, Nutan used to be very upset in childhood due to her low weight and nose map. Nutan considered herself very unattractive, despite having a film background, she started her acting career in the year 1950 with the film ‘Hamari Beti’ directed by her mother. At that time Nutan was only 14 years old.
Nutan got her big break from the film ‘Seema’ in the year 1955, for which she received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. After this Nutan continuously gave many great films to the industry like Paying Guest, Anari, Chhalia, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Saudagar, Karma, Meri Jung and Sujata. The actress did about 70 films in her film career, most of which were superhits. Today, on the special occasion of her birthday, let’s know some memorable and special stories related to the life of the actress-
During the shooting of Devi film, there was discussion of affair with Sanjeev Kumar.
Actress Nutan, who was awarded Padma Shri, was very honest towards her work. The actress mostly spent time alone on the sets of the film. Nutan is said to have disliked talking to her co-stars and the rest of the team on the sets but during the shooting of the 1970 film Devi, she became friends with Sanjeev Kapoor. Both used to talk a lot on the set, due to which both became the subject of discussion. At that time both Sanjeev and Nutan were very popular, whose friendship was started by people as affair.
A scene from the movie Devi (1970).
Sanjeev Kumar was slapped in anger
During the shooting, Nutan became very upset after reading the news of her and Sanjeev affair in a magazine. Later he got the news that Sanjeev Kumar himself has spread these news. Knowing this, his anger climbed to the seventh heaven. The actress was so angry that she slapped Sanjeev in front of everyone on the sets of the film Devi. However, later the talk of Sanjeev spreading the news of the affair proved to be just a misunderstanding. This was disclosed by Nutan himself in an interview given to a magazine in the year 1972.
Due to the news of Nutan and Sanjeev’s affair, there was panic in the married life of the actress. Let us inform that Nutan married Rajneesh Bahl, Lieutenant Commander of the Indian Navy in the year 1959. After two years of marriage, son Mohnish was born in their house. Mohnish is also a popular Bollywood actor. He has done many films like Hum Saath Saath Hain and Maine Pyar Kiya. Mohnish’s daughter Pranutan has also made her Bollywood debut with the 2019 film Notebook.
Cancer took Nutan’s life
Nutan was diagnosed with breast cancer in the year 1990. Due to deteriorating health during treatment, Nutan was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai in 1991 where she breathed her last on February 21. During treatment, Nutan was working in films like Garjana and Insaniyat. While on the one hand thunder could never be released, on the other hand, after the demise of Nutan and Vinod Mehra, the film Insaniyat was released in the year 1994 by changing the cast. Nutan’s husband Rajneesh Behl passed away in 2004 due to a fire in their apartment.