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Sadhana Shivdasani, 74, Fame for Sadhana Cut, Passed Away

Yesteryears Bollywood actress Sadhana Shivdasani, 74, passed away on Friday morning after battling cancer for several years. She is remembered for her legendary front bangs, hair cut known as the Sadhana cut.

Sadhana, who underwent operation last December, was admitted to the Hinduja hospital few days ago but brought home later. She breathed her last at her home on Saturday morning, confirmed her family friend Shaina N.C.

Shivdasani acted in hits like ‘Love In Simla’, ‘Parakh,’ ‘Hum Dono,’ ‘Shree 420,’ ‘Mere Mehboob,’ ‘Waqt’ and ‘Woh Kaun Thi.’

Sadhana married her Love in Simla director Ram Krishna Nayyar in 1966, despite opposition from her parents. They were married for nearly 30 years, until his death in 1995 from asthma. The couple had no children.

She suffered from hyperthyroid and refused to be photographed because she wanted to be remembered the way she was. A next door neighbour to singer Asha Bhosle and she was seen with old timers such as Asha Parekh, Waheeda Rehman, Nanda and Helen.

Filmography

Year Movie Role Note
1955 Shree 420 Chorus girl Cameo role in the song “Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh”
1958 Abana First Sindhi film
1960 Love in Simla Sonia
1960 Parakh Seema
1961 Hum Dono Mita
1962 Prem Patra Kavita Kapoor
1962 Man-Mauji Rani
1962 Ek Musafir Ek Hasina Asha
1962 Asli-Naqli Renu
1963 Mere Mehboob Husna Banu Changezi
1964 Woh Kaun Thi? Sandhya / Seema (Double Role) Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1964 Rajkumar Princess Sangeeta
1964 Picnic
1964 Dulha Dulhan Rekha / Chanda
1965 Waqt Meena Mittal Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress
1965 Arzoo Usha
1966 Mera Saaya Geeta / Nisha (Raina) (Double Role)
1966 Gaban Jalpa
1966 Budtameez Shanta
1967 Anita Anita
1968 Stree Oriya film
1969 Sachaai Shobha Dayal
1969 Intaquam Reeta Mehra
1969 Ek Phool Do Mali Somna
1970 Ishq Par Zor Nahin Sushma Rai
1971 Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee Neena Bakshi
1972 Dil Daulat Duniya Roopa
1973 Hum Sab Chor Hain
1972 Geeta Mera Naam Kavita / Neeta / Geeta (Double Role) also directed
1974 Chhote Sarkar
1974 Vandana
1975 Amaanat Suchitra
1981 Mehfil Shalini / Ratnabai (Double Role) Delayed Release
1994 Ulfat Ki Nayee Manzeelein Delayed release

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