It has been six decades since Sharmila Tagore made her cinematic debut in Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansaar in 1959. Her filmography since is defined by unconventional roles which were rarely done by Indian female actors before. She also became the first Indian female to star to don a bikini in An Evening In Paris ( 1967). Kareena Kapoor Khan, her daughter-in-law, in a social media post rightly called her the “coolest and the strongest woman” she knows.
Kareena Kapoor Khan’s caption read, ” To one of the most coolest and strongest women I know…happy birthday my beautiful mother-in-law <3 <3.” The post has Sharmila Tagore’s monochrome picture in which she is seen sporting in that iconic winged-eyeliner famous in the 1950s.
Her daughter and Soha Ali Khan also wished her with a heartfelt note. In the Instagram post, Soha added a series of pictures taken from 2014 to 2019 on Sharmila Tagore’s birthdays. Her caption read, ” We always managed to spend birthdays together but this year has kept us apart. When we meet and may that be soon, we will celebrate all the moments we have missed and be thankful for all the love we have. Happy birthday Amman! See you soon <3. ” Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan’s husband and actor also put up an Instagram story with a sweet picture of himself with Sharmila Tagore.
Sharmila Tagore after her retirement from the Indian film Industry is living the life if a begum and a true matriarch. In her career as one of the most famous Hindi and Bengali film actor has two national awards, one for her lead role in Gulzar’s Mausam in 1975 and her supporting role in Goutam Ghose’s Abar Aranye in 2003. She is also awarded the Padma Bhushan Award, the third-highest civilian award in India, in 2013. As an actor, she has been able to portray a woman’s pain, joy, grace and most importantly her femininity.