Remembering Silverscreen Queen Nutan

20 Feb 2016  Sat

Nutan, an Indian actress, succumbed to cancer on 21st February 1991.

Nutan who appeared in more than 70 Hindi films in a career spanning over four decades is regarded as one of the finest female actors in the history of Hindi cinema. Nutan started her career at the age of 14 in the 1950 film ‘Hamari Beti’ and went on to act in many famous films like ‘Sujata’, ‘Bandini’, ‘Sarasswatichandra’ and etc.

Nutan held the record of five wins of the Best Actress Award at Film fare, for over 30 years until it was matched by her niece Kajol in 2011. She also holds the honour of being the most-awarded actress in the female acting categories at Film fare, with six awards alongside Jaya Bachchan.

In 1974, she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.

India Post on 13th February 2011 released a miniature sheet of 6 stamps featuring the “Legendary Heroines of India” of which one INR 5 depicts Nutan.

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