The veteran actor turns 70 today
Born on September 23, 1943, Tanuja is mother of Bollywood actors Kajol and Tanishaa Mukerji. She started acting at the tender age of 7 and went on to become a well known actor. Tanuja’s first film Hamari Beti (1950) also starred her elder sister Nutan, who was considered as one of the finest female actors in the history of Hindi cinema. It 1961, Tanuja proved her mettle as an actor with her film Hamari Yaad Aayegi. She then went on to do films like Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966), Jewel Thief, Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) and Anubhav (1971) which turned out to be blockbusters. Tanuja also appeared in various Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati. She even acted with her daughter Kajol and son-in-law Ajay Devgn in Toonpur Ka Superhero in 2010. Last year, the veteran actor was conferred with Legendary Actress award at 143rd Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards ceremony.