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.

08 Jun 2024


'Mother didn't get it for me': Saif on National Award

In a recent interview with Zoom, Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan discussed the two-decade-old controversy surrounding his controversial National Award for the film Hum Tum.

29 Dec 2023

Saif Ali Khan

'What's Putra Moh?' Saif stuns Sharmila on 'KWK,' gets trolled

Koffee With Karan is known for exploring the unknown sides of Tinseltown.

28 Dec 2023

Bollywood Films

Sharmila Tagore opens up on battling cancer, rejecting KJo's 'RRKPK'

Sharmila Tagore has been a household name for decades and the adept actor is known for her charisma and captivating screen presence.

28 Dec 2023

Saif Ali Khan

'Koffee With Karan': Saif-Sharmila's episode is full of memorable anecdotes

The mother-son duo of Saif Ali Khan and Sharmila Tagore graced host-filmmaker Karan Johar's couch in the latest episode of Koffee With Karan Season 8.

25 Dec 2023

Koffee With Karan

'KWK': Sharmila Tagore reveals Saif's secrets from college days

Get ready for a delightful episode of Koffee With Karan featuring the charming mother-son duo, veteran actor Sharmila Tagore and the effervescent Saif Ali Khan, this Thursday.

18 Oct 2023

Bengali Cinema

Bengali films that capture the essence of Durga Puja 

For Bengalis, Durga Puja is so much more than just a puja. It's about homecoming, pandal hopping, feasting, and above all, celebrating the much-awaited reunion of friends and family as Maa Durga visits her home with her children for 10 days.

03 Mar 2023

OTT releases

OTT weekend watchlist: 5 unmissable titles to watch

With the weekend fast approaching, get ready to watch some exciting content on various streaming platforms. From family dramas to fantasy series and even a comedy special, a lot is releasing this week.

03 Mar 2023

Movie Review

'Gulmohar' review: Come, get soaked in this family drama 

Gulmohar is no regular Indian family drama that is all crying but no fun. It's a fresh take that most of us will resonate with for a very simple reason- it does show the reflection of present-day families. We might be living under the same roof, but leading entirely different lives. It talks about change and acceptance.

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.

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.

When Bollywood fell in love with cricket

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

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.