Yesteryear actress Sadhana Shivdasani, popularly known as Sadhana, reigned over Bollywood as a style icon for many years. She passed away on Friday (December 25) in Mumbai after a brief illness. She was 74.
Sadhana introduced the fringe hairstyle in Indian film industry in her first film Love in Simla which was popularly known as the Sadhana cut. Sadhana was known for her remarkable portrayal of the character in her movies. Her other notable works in 1960s include performances in Parakh, Ek Musafir Ek Hasina, Gaban, Manmauji, Ek Phool Do Mali, Rajkumar, Dulha Dulhan, Asli-Naqli, Hum Dono , Budtameez and Mere Mehboob.
While we mourn the loss of the legendary actress, who enthralled the masses with her elegance, beauty and grace, we remember some of her greatest hits that made her the timeless beauty of Bollywood.
Picturised on Sadhana and Dev Anand, this song from the 1962 film Asli Naqli showcases the love between the two cult actors. The song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
This song from the 1965 film Arzoo featured Sadhana with actor Rajendra Kumar and is sung by the legendary singer Mohammad Rafi.
The song from the 1966 film Mera Saaya featured Sadhana and actor Sunil Dutt and is sung by legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.
The song from the 1962 film Ek Musafir Ek Hasina featured Joy Mukherjee and Sadhana and the duet is sung by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle.
The song from the 1969 film Inteqam featured Sadhana and veteran actress Helen and is sung by Lata Mangeshkar.
The song from the 1961 film Hum Dono featured Sadhana and Dev Anand and is sung by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle.
The song featuring Sadhana from the 1966 film Mera Saaya is sung by the Asha Bhosle.
The song from the 1963 film Mere Mehboob starring Sadhana and Rajendra Kumar is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the movie was one of the turning point in the actress’ career.
The song featuring Sadhana and Rajendra Kumar is from the 1971 film Aap Aye Bahaar Ayee and is sung by Mohammed Rafi.
Picturised on Sadhana and Rajendra Kumar, the song is from the 1965 film Arzoo and is sung by Lata Mangeshkar.