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Date of Birth
8 December 1946, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Biography

A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which first made her a romantic actress and later a legendary actress thanks to her intense films opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna. The great-granddaughter of poet Rabindranath Tagore, she is also the wife of His Highness Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, Nawab of Pataudi, with whom she has three children, actor Saif Ali Khan born 16 August 1970, Saba and Soha Ali Khan, born 4 October 1978. Her pairing with Shammi Kapoor made her famous in the sixties but as an actress she evolved and became popular due to different films, each belonging to different genre, she did opposite the Superstar Rajesh Khanna.The pair gave 6 box office blockbusters and 3 unfortunate box office flops which were critically acclaimed films. Sharmila's pairing opposite male actors Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra and Shashi Kapoor was loved by the audiences, though Khanna-Sharmila pair remained the most popular with both critics and audience.

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Mini Biography

Sharmila Tagore is a Bengali actress, who has now achieved success in Hindi films produced by Bollywood. Sharmila Tagore's ancestor was the noted Rabindranath Tagore. Sharmila married the famous Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, and since then her marriage has been intact. Sharmila has one son and two daughters. Her son is Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan, and the daughters are Saba and Soha. Daughter Soha has recently entered Bollywood too. Sharmila is the grandmother of two children, a girl Sara Ali Khan, and a boy Ibrahim Ali Khan. Her daughter-in-law is noted Bollywood actress, Amrita Singh. However, recently both Saif and Amrita have separated, with Sharmila's grandchildren remaining with their mother, Amrita, in India. Rajesh Khanna- Sharmila Tagore were paired in 9 films and 6 were super-hits and 3 were critically acclaimed but unfortunate flops and the pair appeared in a special appearance in 2 films films-Badnaam Farishte and Naseeb.

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Mansoor Ali Khan (27 December 1969 - 22 September 2011) (his death) 3 children


Mother of Saif Ali Khan, Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan.

She has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification in India, taking over from Anupam Kher, who has thus far not resigned from this position.

Her father's name is Gitindranath Tagore.

Her husband, Mansoor Ali Khan, died on September 22, 2011 from respiratory failure at age 70 after 41 years of marriage. They had three children.

Gave birth to her third child at age 31, a daughter Soha Ali Khan on October 4, 1978. Child's father is her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan.

Gave birth to her second child, a daughter Saba Ali Khan in 1976. Child's father is her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan.

Gave birth to her first child at age 23, a son Saif Ali Khan on August 16, 1970. Child's father is her late husband, Mansoor Ali Khan.

Sharmila Tagore was 2nd highest paid Hindi actress from 1966-1969 along-with Nanda and Waheeda Rehmaan and became the highest paid actress along-with Mumtaz from 1970-1975 after her pair with Superstar Rajesh Khanna was appreciated with audience.