Happy birthday, Sadhana!

Happy birthday, Sadhana!

The veteran beauty turns 70 today

We wonder if today’s generation knows that the ‘Sadhana cut’, meaning fringes, was made famous in India by one of Hindi cinema’s most beautiful actors. Her name is Sadhana and she celebrates her birthday today. Known for her lovely eyes, the sparkling beauty was born in Sindh in Pakistan in 1941. Her family migrated to India after Partition. Sadhana was ‘discovered’ in a college play by some producers when she was just 15. After doing bit roles in a few films like Sindhi film Abana (1958) and Raj Kapoor’s Shree 420 (1955), she debuted as a female lead in Love in Simla (1960) opposite Joy Mukherjee. She went on to star in films with popular music like Mere Mehboob (1963), Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Mera Saaya (1965) and Anita (1968) among others. She was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Waqt (1965). She did quite a few films with Raj Khosla, and a film each with Dev Anand and Guru Dutt, both incomplete. She was married to RK Nayyar, her first director, for 30 years before he passed away. Sadhana is the aunt of actors Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapur, being the first cousin of their mom, actor Babita. If you have liked the chudidar and kameez combination worn by Kareena, Karisma or their mom, remember that it was first made famous by Sadhana! Wish her happy birthday in the box below.Subscribe to me on YouTube


  • vijay rajoria

    many many happy returns of the day. By the way she acted opposite Dev saab in asli naqli and hum dono. saajan ki galiyan remains incomplete…

  • Sutinder Chhabra

    Sadhna Ji Happy Birthday
    I like Your Film
    woh Kaun Thi, Waqt & Mera Saya is my faviroute films

  • khalid nadeem

    Happy Birthday to my alltime favourite actress.

    She has a long list of incomlete films (either incomplete or just announced and never started. Some of them which I remember at the moment are the following:

    -PICNIC (with Guru Dutt. When Guru Dutt started ‘Saheb BIbi aur Ghulam’, He had signed Waheeda rahman, Shashi Kapoor, and Sadhana in the roles of Meena Kumari, Guru Dutt, and Waheeda Rahman. Later he made changes and brought in Meena Kumari for the role originally given to Waheeda Rahman and gave Sadhana’s role to Waheeda Rahman and did Shashi Kapoor’
    role himself.

    -Love Spot
    -Rani Maa
    =Teri Aarzoo(with Raj Kumar and Sanjay which remained incomlete.)
    _Prashchit (with Rajesh Khanna- incomplete)
    _Phir wohi Shaam (with Manoj Kumar- incomplete)
    _Sajan Ki Galiyaan
    _Intezaar (with Rajinder Kumar,Helen directed by R.K.Nayyar. It had Sanjay. After some shooting they replaced him with Rajinder Kumar.)
    _A film directed by Mani Kaul.
    and some other films she signed but had to leave because of her health problems including Around the World, Suchitra”s next after Mera Saaya( I think ‘Chiraag’), etc.

    I have seen photographs of some of these films like Intezaar, Phir Wohi Shaam, Teri Aarzoo, Prashchit, Intezaar,etc. seveal times in weekly Screen and other movie magzines in 60′s and early 70′s.

    I also have seen many photographs of Sadhana and Jeetendra in Mehfil (Jeetendra was later replaced by Anil Dhawan in the movie later.)

  • Sajan Snaith

    Happy Birthday Sadhana didi I am a big fan of youra. I saw all your movies in Kenya. Just thinking of you Sajan Snaith x

  • selwyn

    Khalid nadeem-very interesting information about this beautiful lady who acted in very few,also i now see so many incomplete films-any idea why jeetndra got replaced

    all the incomplete film clips should be joined to make 1 film.
    i am aware of sajan ki galiyan and picnic because of the film cinema cinema,now there are so many of them-she was realy beautiful in the 60s

    Vandnana has been released for the ist time on dvd-right-did it ever have a theatre release or video??/

  • Abhinav

    wishing U a very happy birthday….:)

  • Ken Budhram

    Hi Sadhana, may God bless you on this auspicious day of yours and keep healthy, full of joy and blessings to share with others.

    Thanks for all the movies you acted in.

    Have a Blessed and Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

  • Girija

    Sadhana , I think is the most beautiful womqan I have ever seen. A thousand roses for the beautiful smile in the song from ek musafir ek haseen.

  • Dinesh Bhojak

    Many Happy Returns Of The Day Sadhna ji………….aapke fans aapko kabhi bhool nahi paayenge…………bas ek gujarish hai ki apne fans ke liye aap saamane aati rahiye.