Songs of Sadhana Shivdasani

A very popular and prominent actress of Indian Cinema named Sadhana Shivdasani was born on 2nd September, 1941 at Karachi, Sind which is now in Pakistan. She was born in a Sindh family and the only child of her parents. She was teached by her mother at her home from her childhood till the age of eight years. She had a cousin brother named Hari Shivdasani who was also a very famous actor in the Bollywood and later he helped her to enter in this industry. Sadhana alongwith her whole family, moved to Bombay after the partition of India in 1947 and later settled here. She had played a second lead in a Sindhi film called ‘Abana’ in 1958 and after that she got admission in an acting school where she met with another aspiring actress named Asha Parekh as a student.

Hit songs of Sadhana Shivdasani are listed below:

1. Samne Mere Sanwariya - Anita
2. Dil Ko Na Mere Tadpao - Budtameez
3. Hamne Tujko Pyar Kiya - Dulha Dulhan
4. Aa Ja Aayee Bahar - Rajkumar
5. Bahut Shukriya - Ek Musafir Ek Hasina
6. Haseeno Ki Sawari Hai - Love InShimla
7. Abhi Na Jao Chhod Kar - Hum Dono
8. Ae Nargise Mastana - Arzoo
9. Mujhe Teri Mohabbat Ka Sahara - Aap Aye Bahar Ayee
10. Tu Jahaan Jahaan Chalega - Saaya

Sadhana was rejected by Nassir Hussain when he was given a choice by Sashadhar Mukherjee between her and Asha Parekh for the movie ‘Dil Deke Dekho’ in 1959. Later in the next year in 1960, she was selected for the movie ‘Love In Shimla’ in which she was casted opposite Joy Mukherjee. Later she fell in love with the director of the movie named R.K. Nayyar and got married in 1965. Later she appeared in some movies such as ‘Parakh’ in 1960, ‘Hum Dono’ (1961), ‘Prem Patra’ (1962), ‘Ek Musafir Ek Hasina’ (1962), ‘Mere Mehboob’ (1963) and many more. The movie ‘Mere Mehboob’ was proved to be a turning point of her career. In the movie, she starred opposie superstar Rajendra Kumar. Later she also appeared in another superhit movie titled ‘Woh Kaun Thi?’ in the year 1964.

The movie became a landmark in her career. Also she earned the image of mystery girl where her spellbinding performance kept everyone guessing to the very end. The movie also earned her the first Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. Raj Khosla, who was the director of that movie, later cast her in his next two movies ‘Mera Saaya’ in 1966 and ‘Anita’ in 1967. Also she has appeared in superhit movie ‘Waqt‘ in 1965 and also earned her second Filmfare nomination as Best Actress. Unfortunately, she got a thyroid problem in late 1960s for which she has to go to Boston for the treatment and she successfully recovered. Later she delivered hits like Inteqaam (1969), Ek Phool Do Mali (1969) and Geeta Mera Naam (1974). After that she retired from acting and formed a new production company with her husband.


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