Mumbai, Sep 2: On the occasion of the 75th birth anniversary of Sadhana aka Sadhana Shivdasani on September 2, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has paid a tribute to the veteran Bollywood actress by thanking her for her films and her style. Sadhana passed away on December 25 last year after a long battle with cancer. Rishi took to Twitter on Friday to remember the yesteryear actress. “Remembering Sadhanaji today on her birthday. Thank you for all the films and your style,” Rishi tweeted alongside a black-and-white photograph of her. Also Read - BAFTAs 2021 Honour Irrfan Khan And Rishi Kapoor Alongside Chadwick Boseman, Sean Connery
A top-rung Bollywood star of the 1960s and 1970s, Sadhana was born in Karachi, now in Pakistan. However, after Partition, when she was barely seven, her family migrated to India and settled in Bombay (now Mumbai). She entered films as a child artiste in 1955 with a minor appearance in Raj Kapoor’s film, “Shree 420”. Later, in 1958, she acted in India’s first Sindhi language film “Abaana” in a significant role, on a token payment of Re 1. Also Read - Abhishek Bachchan Reveals Rishi Kapoor Would Follow Gossip Site To Keep Tab on Ranbir Kapoor
Sadhana is credited with introducing the famous ‘fringe’ haircut — known as her trademark ‘Sadhana Cut’ — and tight body-hugging churidar-kurtas as a much-copied fashion in Bollywood. ALSO READ: I will always be your fan: Aamir Khan on Sadhana
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Paired with the top heroes of that era, Sadhana starred in notable films like “Ek Musafir, Ek Hasina”, “Asli Naqli”, “Mere Mehboob” — her first colour movie, “Woh Kaun Thi”, “Rajkumar”, “Waqt”, “Aarzoo”, “Mera Saaya”, “Gaban”, “Ek Phool, Do Mali” and many others till her voluntary retirement from Bollywood in 1994.