Sharmila Tagore: A Bengali actress who achieved success young, Sharmila appeared in numerous Bengali classics before making the jump to Hindi cinema, which made her a sex symbol. She is also the wife of His Highness Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Nawab of Pataudi, with whom she has three children, actor Saif Ali Khan, Saba and Soha Ali Khan.
Spouse: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (1969-present).
Debut Film: Satyajit Rayâ€™s Apur Sansar (1959). However, she made her Bollywood debut with Kashmir Ki Kali (1964).
Major Impact: Kashmir Ki Kali (1964).
Successful Films: Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), An Evening in Paris (1967), Aradhana (1969), Safar (1970), Amar Prem (1972), Daag (1973).
Awards: Winner of the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Aradhana.
Upcoming Film: Fool and Final.
Born in a Bengali Brahmon family in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Sharmila Tagore is the daughter of Gitindranath Tagore who was then Dy. General Manager of the British India Company owner of Elgin Mills.
She is the great-granddaughter of poet Rabindranath Tagore.
In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
Sharmila Tagore was the first Indian actress to wear a bikini in 1967.