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Nanda Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 22, 2020

Short Biography

Nanda was born on 08-01-1939 in Kolhapur in the state of Maharashtra, India. She was an Indian Film Actress who best known for her work in Bollywood and Marathi films.

Other Name: Nandini Winayak Karnataki, N'na
Appearance: Bollywood Marathi

Nanda Complete Bio & Career

Nanda’s film career spanned for 4 decades from 1940s to 1980s. When she was just 5 years old, her father wanted to cast her in his film "Mandir" (1948). She didn't want to do it, but her mother cajoled her into it. She played a boy in the film, a role that could have been easily played by her brothers. But Nanda always believed that the reason her parents cast her in the film was because she was their favorite child. 
When Nanda was a teenager, Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre asked her to attend a wedding in a sari. When he saw her, he felt she was ready to graduate from child roles to sister roles. He cast her in "Toofan Aur Diya" in the year 1956, and she was no longer called Baby Nanda but just Nanda. The film's success led to more sister roles, gaining recognition with the release of "Bhabhi" for which she received her first Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Nanda played the title role in "Chhoti Bahen" and it became a major hit. She was declared a star and earned a reputation as a talented actress who can do tragedienne roles. She won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress award for "Aanchal", a major accomplishment, considering that she was still a teenager. She was considered a generous and kindhearted actress, agreeing to act with a then-unknown Shashi Kapoor in "Char Diwari". Even though the film flopped, she signed on to do seven more films, for which Kapoor always remained grateful to her, calling her his favorite leading lady. Their biggest hit was "Jab Jab Phool Khile" (1965), where Nanda played a glamorous, Westernized woman in love with a native Kashmiri played by Kapoor. The film totally changed her career from a tragedienne to a trendy fashionable star. 
After a small role in Manoj Kumar's Shor, Nanda did a few more critically acclaimed films such as Chhalia and Naya Nasha, which flopped, and she then stopped acting. In 1982, she came back with three successful films, all coincidentally having her play Padmini Kolhapure's mother in Ahista Ahista, Mazdoor and Raj Kapoor's Prem Rog. Then she permanently retired.

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Nanda died on 25-03-2014 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India at her Versova residence. She died due to a heart attack at age of 75.

DEATHDAY 25 March,2014 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Nanda Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Master Vinayak and Sushila. She had a brother named Jai Prakash. She was engaged to director Manmohan Desai.

Father Master Vinayak

Life's Important Dates Of Nanda

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kohlapur
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Bollywood Film - Mandir (1948)
Best Movies Jab Jab Phool Khile (1965), Bhabhi (1957), Anchal (1960) & Gumnaam (1965)
Best Friends Waheeda Rehman, Nargis, Asha Parekh, Helen & Saira Banu
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actress Waheeda Rehman
Favorite Actor Raj Kapoor

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Nanda

  • Her career spanned over 3 decades and she played lead roles to mother roles in her career.
  • On the silver screen she was first recognized as "Baby Nanda".
  • She was known to encourage newcomers.
  • She was the second highest paid Hindi actress in 1966 to 1969 along with Nutan and Waheeda Rahman.

Nanda Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Nanda was 75 years 2 months & 17 days old age.