Sharmila Tagore: News

Sharmila Tagore, also known as Begum Ayesha Sultana Khan, is a former Indian actress born on December 8, 1944. She made her acting debut at age 14 with Satyajit Ray's widely acclaimed Bengali drama 'The World of Apu' in 1959. She has worked with Ray on numerous films, including 'Devi' (1960), 'Nayak' (1966), 'Aranyer Din Ratri' (1970), and 'Seemabaddha' (1971). Tagore made her Hindi movie debut with Shakti Samanta's romantic drama 'Kashmir Ki Kali' in 1964. Some movies which helped Tagore establish herself as a leading actress in Bollywood include 'Waqt' (1965), 'Anupama' (1966), 'An Evening in Paris' (1967), 'Aamne Saamne' (1967), 'Daag' (1973), and 'Avishkaar' (1974), among others. She was the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) between 2004 and 2011. In 2013, the Indian Government honored Tagore with Padma Bhushan. She has won numerous accolades throughout her career, including two National Film Awards, a Filmfare Award, and the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to the Indian cinema.

10 May 2022

Manoj Bajpayee

'Gulmohar': Everything we know about Sharmila Tagore, Manoj Bajpayee's film

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore is set to return in front of the screens after 11 years in the upcoming OTT film, Gulmohar.

09 May 2022

Satyajit Ray

Rabindra Jayanti special: 5 Rabindranath Tagore's novels made into films

There cannot be a second Rabindranath Tagore.

02 May 2022

Satyajit Ray

On Satyajit Ray's birth-anniversary, know how he discovered Sharmila Tagore

Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray is known for his multi-faceted talent and his evergreen creations.

02 Jul 2020

Karan Johar

Sharmila Tagore's son Saif claims he is a "nepotism victim"

In the aftermath of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise, many celebrities (read star kids) are coming forward to clarify their stance on privilege and nepotism in the industry.

29 Nov 2018


Soha Ali Khan believes Sara will make a big impact

Bollywood actor Soha Ali Khan says she is excited for her niece Sara Ali Khan's acting debut in Bollywood and is hopeful that she will make a big impact with her work.

25 Sep 2018


Fitness freak Sonu Sood honored with Doctorate Degree of Taekwondo

Known for leading a healthy lifestyle over the years, Sonu Sood has been honored with the Doctorate Degree of Taekwondo in Mumbai for outstanding contribution towards the sport.

19 Jul 2018

Karan Johar

Janhvi Kapoor breaks silence on competition with Sara Ali Khan

It seems to be the year of the newcomers in Bollywood and debutante Janhvi Kapoor says she is excited as an audience to see fresh faces but it is unfortunate that she and Sara Ali Khan have been pitted against each other.

18 Jul 2018


Rajesh Khanna: Remembering the legend on his 6th death anniversary

An actor, producer, and politician, the indomitable "first superstar" of Hindi cinema left us on this fateful day, six years ago.

18 Jul 2018


#HappyBirthdayPriyanka: Keep breaking the glass ceilings

Priyanka Chopra, a name that has been on India's lips for more than a decade, has now become a metaphor for excellence, worldwide.

16 Jul 2018


5 classic Hindi films from the good old '70s.

Featuring magic-musicians like RD Burman, Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, and Mohammad Rafi, influencing filmmakers like Raj Kapoor, and Shyam Benegal, and actors as big as Rajesh Khanna and Big B, the '70s was a great time for movies in India.

02 Jun 2018

Karan Johar

Five Bollywood newcomers to watch out for

The Khans, Bachchans, and Kapoors might have been our all-time favorites but we (as audience) have always welcomed the newcomers in this industry with open arms.

30 Apr 2018

Satyajit Ray

Had no idea about lip-syncing in debut film: Sharmila Tagore

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore recalls she had no idea about lip-syncing when a playback song was being played in her debut Hindi film.

23 Apr 2018

New York City

Documentary on Rituparno selected for New York Indian Film Festival

A documentary film by director Sangeeta Datta on the life and works of National Award-winning auteur Rituparno Ghosh has been selected for screening at the New York Indian Film Festival.

09 Dec 2017


Soha Ali Khan's debut novel reveals it all

The youngest daughter of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, Soha Ali Khan, has been surrounded by successful people all her life.

23 Nov 2017


When Bollywood fell in love with cricket

Bollywood's love connect has been one of the most fascinating topics to have captured our attention.

20 Nov 2017


Here's all you need to know about the Censor Board

The on-going row over the delayed release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama 'Padmavati' has once again brought to focus the power of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

25 May 2017


India at Cannes: Despite media attention, have we succeeded?

The Cannes Film Festival entered its 70th anniversary this year. As usual, national media houses gushed over "mind-blowing" pictures of Aishwarya Rai, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

What happened in Delhi today?

As parking collections take a hit in Delhi, Gurugram's auto-market revives business with the help of digital payments.

15 Aug 2016


Indian cinema today: In numbers

43% of the net box office revenue was amassed by the Hindi film industry (Bollywood) as of 2014.