Remembering Sadhana shivdasani on her 76th birth anniversary.

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Sadhana Shivdasani (2 September 1941–25 December 2015), known mononymously as Sadhana, was an Indian actress who was one of the top actresses in 1960s, a period regarded as Bollywood’s “golden era”.

Shivdasani appeared in a Sindhi language film Abaana and entered Hindi film industry through 1960’s romantic film Love in Simla. Her fringe haircut became popular during the 1960s and came to be known as “Sadhana cut”.

She became famous with her three suspense thriller films: Woh Kaun Thi? (1964), Mera Saaya (1966) and Anita (1967), all directed by Raj Khosla. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for films Woh Kaun Thi? and Waqt in 1965 and 1966 respectively. She took retirement from the film industry in mid 1970s before which she also directed and co-produced few films.

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