Sadhana, was one of the top stars in the 60s and early 70s. She was known for her brilliant portrayal of her characters in the films and had given remarkable performances in her films. She was also known as the style icon of Bollywood who enthralled the audiences with beauty and grace. (In pics: Sadhana: Unseen Pictures Of Bollywood’s Timeless Beauty From Express archives)
Sadhana passed away on Friday (December 25) in Mumbai after a brief illness. She was 74 (Read: Sadhna, Bollywood star and style icon, passes away at 74). Remembering the timeless beauty, we take a look at her filmography who reigned over Bollywood as a style icon for many years.
Asli Naqli (1962):
One of the hit films she delivered with Dev Anand, this film has Sadhana playing a poor but educated girl who is willing to sacrifice her love for the happiness of her mother.
Woh Kaun Thi (1964):
This black-and-white psychological thriller with haunting melody is one of the popular suspense dramas Sadhana acted in. Seen in a double role, her performance was highly appreciated.
In the movie mostly shot in Kashmir, Sadhana is the beauty who is wooed by two leading men, Rajendra Kumar and Feroz Khan. Even though she initially thinks people should not live a life of disabled, she accepts the love of her life after he has lost his limb.
Mera Saaya (1966):
It’s the third suspense directed by Raj Khosla that Sadhana featured in. It also happens to be the most popular one. Sadhana played two very different characters in it and danced to the eternal chartbuster, Jhumka Gira Re.
Ek Phool Do Mali (1969):
Ahead of its times, the film showed Sadhana’s character indulging in pre-marital sex and getting pregnant. When her lover is lost in an avalanche, she marries another man to protect her reputation. And it’s she who maintains the stand that the child.