Smita Patil was a beloved actress of great stature. She was not only beautiful but was also a benevolent human being passionate about whatever she did! She broke the stereotype that you need to be fair to be an actress and won many a hearts with her dusky complexion. She could convey a million emotions with her expressions without uttering a single word.
Smita Patil was like the shining star of Hindi cinema that faded out too soon. In just eleven years of her career, Smita touched unprecedented heights and her exalted status in the industry was something popular actresses could only dream about. She brought an honesty to her roles and this was crucial in making her such an iconic actress. Smita Patil was an actress who was true to herself and created an identity for herself solely through her work and though she has passed away, her life is still celebrated in all its essence.
When Smita Patil breathed her last on the midnight of December 13, 1986, Indian cinema lost a unique talent. Three decades later, some of her performances can still bring tears to our eyes.