Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana dead

Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana died here on Friday after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said.

She was 74 and is survived by her foster daughter.

“Sadhana (Shivdasani) breathed her last at her home this morning,” the friend and BJP city spokesperson Shaina N.C. told IANS.

A top rung star in the 1960s and 1970s, Sadhana was born in Karachi. Her family moved to India and settled in Mumbai when she was barely seven years old following the country’s partition.

She entered films as a child actress in 1955 with a minor appearance in Raj Kapoor’s film “Shree 420”. In 1958, she had a significant role in India’s first Sindhi language film ‘Abaana’.

Some of her best known movies were “Ek Musafir Ek Hasina”, “Asli Nakli”, “Mere Mehboob”, “Waqt”, “Who Kaun Thi?” and “Mera Sayaa”.

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