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Sadhana: Unseen pictures of Bollywood’s timeless beauty from Express archives

Sadhana passed away on December 25 in Mumbai after a brief illness. Sadhana Shivdasani introduced the fringe hairstlye in Indian film industry in her first film Love in Simla. Take a look at her journey.

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Yesteryear actress Sadhna passed away today (December 25) in Mumbai after a brief illness. The veteran actress was 74 when she breathed her last at a Mumbai hospital.

Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor and Sadhana in film Budtameez (!966). (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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The yesteryear beauty, who enthralled masses with her graceful performances in Hindi films in the 60s and 70s had retired from public life long back. The actress only kept in touch with her old pals like Asha Parekh, Helen and Waheeda Rahman.

Actress Sadhana and Rajendra Kumar in film Manzil Ek Musafir Do. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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The actress who famously introduced the fringe hairstyle also known as Sadhana cut in Indian cinema was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by IIFA in 2002.

Actress Sadhana and Manoj Kumar in film Amaanat (Song: Matlab Nikal gya hai to Pehchante nahin). (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Sadhana Shivdasani introduced the fringe hairstlye in Indian film industry in her first film Love in Simla.

Actress Sadhana and Parikshit Sahni in film Vandana. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Shivdasani is also credited for bringing into fashion tight chudidar-kurta.

Sadhana and Rajkumar in film Ulfat. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Actress Sadhana and grown up child artist Daisy Irani on the set of film Arzoo. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor and Sadhana in film Sachaai. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Actress Sadhana in film Man Mauji. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Actress Sadhana and Waheeda Rehman in film Ulfat. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Sadhana and Parikshit Sahni in film Vandana. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Sadhana and Sunil Dutt in film Mera Saaya (Song: Naino Wale Ne). (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Actor Sanjay Khan and Sadhana in film Ek Phool Do Mali. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Sadhana and Pran in film Rajkumar. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Film director Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Sadhana on the set of film Gaban. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Producer director HS Rawail, Sadhana and Anjana Rawail on the set of film Mere Mehboob. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Seen here is the timeless beauty and Bollywood's fashion icon actress Sadhana. (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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Seen here, actress Sadhana, baby Gourie and director K Shankar on the set of film ULFAT. (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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Director K Shankar, story writer Gulshan Nanda, actress Sadhana, producer Bony Talwar, Dharamdas (financier), Roogta, narandas Ahuja (distributor) and cameraman Sudhir Majumdar on the occassion of the inaugural starting of Pinky film. (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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Actress Sadhana in film MERA SAAYA. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Actress Sadhana in film GEETA MERA NAAM. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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In this photo, actress Sadhana is seen holding a fish and looking beautiful as she smiles. (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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Seen here, actor Shammi Kapoor and actress Sadhana. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Seen here, Actress Nanda, actress Shubha Khote and actress Sadhana. (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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Actress Sadhana looks beautiful as she looks in the mirror. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Seen here, Hollywood actress Shirley MacLaine, actor Dev Anand and actress Sadhana. (Source: Express Archives Photo)

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Actress Sadhana, Rajendra Kumar and Prem Chopra in Aap Aye Bahar Ayee. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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Actress Sadhana, boby and Rajendra Kumar in Aap Aye Bahar Ayee. (Source: Express Archive Photo)

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