Nutan Birth Anniversary: At the age of 14, Nutan was offered the role of Anarkali in Mughal-e-Azam, the actress rejected the film!

Nutan Birth Anniversary: Today is the 86th birth anniversary of Nutan, who left a deep impression of acting as Sujata, sometimes Bandini and sometimes as Tulsi of the courtyard. Nutan was considered the most beautiful actress of her time, but her childhood was spent listening to taunts. Such was the effect of people’s taunts that Nutan started considering herself as the ugliest girl in the world. Mother Shobhana was an actress and father Kumarsen was a filmmaker, so at the age of 8, she got a chance to work in Nal Damayanti.

At the age of 14, Nutan was offered the role of Anarkali in the film Mughle-e-Azam but she turned it down. Mother launched Nutan in films from Hamari Beti. Seeing the acting, the taunting relatives also started calling and praising him. Nutan became so obsessed with films that she stopped focusing on herself.

Nutan lost so much weight that her mother started getting worried. Shobhana sent him to Switzerland to take him away from films. Nutan gained 22 kg in a year. After coming back to India, Nutan participated in Miss India in 1952. And from here the second innings of his career started. Nutan found herself among the top actresses by working in Seema, Paying Guest, Anari, Sujata, Chhalia, Devi, Saraswatichand and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki.

Rajendra Kumar, Sanjeev Kumar and Shammi Kapoor were crazy about Nutan, but she married Navy Lieutenant Commander Rajneesh in 1959. After two years Nutan gave birth to son Mohnish. Nutan continued to appear in films even after marriage. Nutan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 and died the following year on February 21 while undergoing treatment at Breach Candy Hospital. Nutan was awarded 8 Best Actress in acting career and Padma Shri in 1975.

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