Articles about Smita Patil

Smita Patil, born on October 17, 1955, was an Indian film, television, and theater actress. One of the greatest film actresses, Patil made her film debut with Shyam Benegal's 'Charandas Chor' in 1975. In a career that spanned over just a decade, Patil has appeared in over 80 films in numerous languages and has won two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. She was the recipient of the Padma Shri in 1985. She is widely regarded as one of the finest stage and film actresses of her time. She was also one of the leading actresses in parallel cinema. Some of her notable roles were in 'Jait Re Jait' (Marathi), 'Aaj Ki Awaaz', Bhumika', 'Ardh Satya', 'Amrit', 'Manthan', 'Chakra', 'Namak Halaal', and 'Mirch Masala' among others. Patil was married to actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar. She died on December 13, 1986, at the age of 31, owing to childbirth complications following their son, actor Prateik Babbar's birth. Her last screen appearance was in 'Galiyon Ke Badshah', released posthumously in 1989.

'Bizarre, illogical,' says Sushant's lawyer on Disha Salian links

16 Aug 2020

'Bizarre, illogical,' says Sushant's lawyer on Disha Salian links

Late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput's personal lawyer, Priyanka Khimani, has rubbished any connection between his death and the death of his former manager Disha Salian, saying the two barely knew each other.

Alleging harassment and fake news, Disha's father writes to cops

06 Aug 2020

Alleging harassment and fake news, Disha's father writes to cops

Late celebrity manager Disha Salian's father, Satish Salian, has written a letter to the Mumbai Police, accusing journalists and a section of the media of causing mental harassment to his family.

Sooraj Pancholi rubbishes fake news linking him with Disha's death

06 Aug 2020

Sooraj Pancholi rubbishes fake news linking him with Disha's death

Ever since the tragic deaths of celebrity manager Disha Salian and Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput in June, a section of the media has been abuzz with possible angles and conspiracy theories.

Entertainment round-up: Minissha Lamba is divorced, and more

04 Aug 2020

Entertainment round-up: Minissha Lamba is divorced, and more

On Tuesday, news in the world of entertainment was about some fresh developments in the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput, Minissha Lamba getting divorced, and a couple of enticing collaborations in Hollywood.

Sushant searched 'painless death,' Disha link upset him: Mumbai Police

03 Aug 2020

Sushant searched 'painless death,' Disha link upset him: Mumbai Police

Late Sushant Singh Rajput searched terms like "painless death" and "bipolar disorder" on the Internet, shortly before his death by alleged suicide on June 14, the Mumbai Police has revealed.

Sushant was scared after former manager's death, claims friend

01 Aug 2020

Sushant was scared after former manager's death, claims friend

In an important development in the Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, the late actor's friend Smita has claimed that he had been doing fine until the death of his former manager, Disha Salian. However, he turned anxious and got scared for his own life, after that incident.

Bar dancers hope to get jobs back after SC's verdict

18 Jan 2019

Bar dancers hope to get jobs back after SC's verdict

On Thursday, the Supreme Court relaxed strict rules needed for obtaining a dance bar license in Maharashtra and this has raised hopes of bar dancers.

Biopic on my mother should be called 'Ek-Thi-Smita': Prateik Babbar

28 Jul 2018

Biopic on my mother should be called 'Ek-Thi-Smita': Prateik Babbar

Prateik Babbar would love to have a biopic on his mother Smita Patil and he even has a title in mind. It should be called "Ek Thi Smita".

Did Amitabh Bachchan have a premonition about Sridevi's death?

25 Feb 2018

Did Amitabh Bachchan have a premonition about Sridevi's death?

On Sunday, millions of Sridevi's fans in India and elsewhere woke up to the saddening news that the legendary actor was no more.

Prateik Babbar gets engaged to girlfriend Sanya Sagar

23 Jan 2018

Prateik Babbar gets engaged to girlfriend Sanya Sagar

The only son of veteran actor Raj Babbar and late actress Smita Patil, Prateik Babbar got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Sanya Sagar in Lucknow on Monday.

What's in a surname? Janhvi, Ishaan drop it for 'Dhadak'

19 Nov 2017

What's in a surname? Janhvi, Ishaan drop it for 'Dhadak'

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khattar became the talk of the town because of their debut film 'Dhadak'.

Film producer Kidwai interrogated in Om Puri's death case

14 Jan 2017

Film producer Kidwai interrogated in Om Puri's death case

In the case of Om Puri's death, Mumbai police today interrogated film producer Khalid Kidwai.

Om Puri's driver claims actor was intoxicated

11 Jan 2017

Om Puri's driver claims actor was intoxicated

According to Om Puri's driver, the actor had consumed alcohol the night before he passed away.

Pak news claims Modi, Doval bumped off Om Puri

09 Jan 2017

Pak news claims Modi, Doval bumped off Om Puri

A Pakistani news anchor has alleged that Om Puri was bumped off by NSA Ajit Doval at the behest of PM Modi.

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passes away

06 Jan 2017

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor, Om Puri passed away earlier today after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old.