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Nutan (Actress) Biography, Age, Death, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 4, 2019

Short Biography

Nutan Samarth Bahl born on June 4, 1936, in Mumbai, India was an ace Indian Film Actress, Model, Singer & Playback Singer. She was at the peak of her career for almost three decades and was among the best actresses that Bollywood has ever produced.

Other Name: Nutan Samarth, Nutan Samarth Bahl, Nutan Bahl
Other Professions: Model Singer Playback Singer
Appearance: Bollywood

Nutan Complete Bio & Career

From a very young age, Nutan Samarth Bahl showed a keen interest in dance and music. She learned Kathak and even gave public performances. Nutan started her film career in 1950 while she was still in school with a movie titled Hamari Beti. Though the film Hamari Beti was not a big hit, Nutan was noticed and offers started pouring in. She reached her peak in the early 50s with her first hits, Hum Log and then Nagina. Nutan also won the Miss India title in 1952 when she was just 16.
Her first big hit film after winning the title was Amiya Chakravarty’s film Seema in the year 1955. She was cast opposite veteran actor Balraj Sahni in this film and after which, she became one of the most sought-after actresses in Bollywood. She acted with almost all the superstar actors of that time like Sujata with Sunil Dutt, Paying Guest with Dev Anand and Anari with Raj Kapoor among others. She starred opposite legendary Amitabh Bachchan in the film called Saudagar in the year 1973.  
In the decade of the 1970s, Nutan regularly picked up awards for different roles in films like Milan, Saraswati Chandra, Saudagar and Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki. She acted opposite Superstar Dilip Kumar for the first time in Subhash Ghai’s movie Karma in 1986. She gave an overwhelming performance in the movie, where she literally overshone the legendary actor Dilip Kumar. She was arguably one of the most respected actresses in Hindi Cinema.
Even legendary actresses like Smita Patil and Sadhana considered Nutan as their role model such was her legacy. She was listed by the noted website as the third-greatest actress Bollywood has ever produced. 

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 1974 Arts

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Her health took a turn for worse in 1989. She developed cancer and left for heavenly abode at the age of 54. She died on 21-02-1991 at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, India.

DEATHDAY 21 February,1991 (Thursday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Nutan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to a film director Kumarsen Samarth and a film actress Shobhana Samarth. She had 3 younger sisters named Reshma, Chatura, and Tanuja. In 1959 she married Lieutenant Commander Rajnish Bahl (died in 2004) and together they had a son, Mohnish Bahl who is also an actor. Actresses like Kajol and Tanisha are her nieces.

Life's Important Dates Of Nutan

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mumbai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School St. Joseph's Convent School, Panchgani
La Chatelaine School, Switzerland
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing & Hunting
Marital Status Married
Debut Bollywood Film - Hamari Beti (1950)
Best Movies Seema (1957), Paying Guest (1957), Sujata (1960), Bandini (1964), Milan (1968) among others
Best Friends Sanjeev Kumar
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Red, Black
Favorite Sport Tennis
Favorite Politician Indira Gandhi
Favorite Actress Fatma Begum , Shobhna Samarth , Nargis Dutt
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Ashok Kumar , Raj Kapoor , Sunil Dutt , Balraj Sahni
Favorite Film Director Bimal Roy
Favorite Movie Bandini (1964)
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar , Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Place Switzerland
Favorite Dress Saree

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Nutan

  • She attended La Chatelaine, a finishing school in faraway Switzerland.
  • In the 1960s, Nutan formed a hit pair with Sunil Dutt in a string of successful south melodramas like Khandaan, Meherban and most famously, the three-tissue reincarnation saga, Milan.
  • She won three (of four) Filmfare Best Actress Awards AFTER marriage and the birth of her son Mohnish.
  • By the late 1980s, Nutan began veering towards “bhajan” singing.
  • A commemorative postage stamp releases by India Post to honour her on 13-02-2011.
  • Google honoured her with a doodle on her 81st Birthday i.e. 04-06-2017.

Nutan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Nutan was 54 years 8 months & 17 days old age.