Birth of Tanuja
Tanuja was born on September 23, 1943 in Mumbai. She is the daughter of actor Shobhana Samarth. Tanuja has studied at St. Joseph’s Boarding School in Panchgani, after which she went to Switzerland, but due to the poor condition of the house, she had to return and at the age of 16, she entered the world. from the movie. Tanuja first appeared in her sister Nutan’s film Hamari Beti.
Appeared for the first time in this movie
The movie “Hamari Beti” was released in 1950. In this movie he worked as a child artist. After this, Tanuja made her lead debut in the 1960 film ‘Chhabili’ and then in 1962 ‘Memdidi’ was released. Both the movies got a lot of love from the audience and he became a big star. After these two films, the movie queues started in front of him.
Why did he hit Dharmendra?
Once he rose to the limelight. It has been reported that Tanuja once slapped Dharmendra. Tanuja told this in an interview. He told that “This story is about the time when they were shooting for the movie ‘Chand Aur Sooraj’. Dharmendra was also introduced to his first wife Prakash Kaur. In such a situation, when they both sat together, Dharmendra started flirting with both of them, which he did not like and hit her .’
With this he further said that he had threatened Dharmendra and said, ‘I know your wife, you also have children. You can’t talk to me like that. Dharmendra said as soon as he was hit, “Tanuja my mother, forgive me. Please make me your brother. Just then Tanuja tied a thread on Dharmendra’s wrist and after that day both called their relationship as brother and sister.
The actor’s super hit movies
Tanuja has made a different identity for herself by acting in many super hit films. Tanuja acted in more than 100 films including ‘Nai Umar Ki Nayi Fasal’, ‘Bhoot Bangla’, ‘Bahare Phir Bhi Aayenge’, ‘Jewel Thief’, ‘Jeeene Ki Raah’, ‘Gustakhi Maaf’, ‘Money or Love’ . ‘, ‘Holy Sinner’, ‘Hathi Mere Saathi’, ‘Door Ka Rahi’, ‘My Life Partner’. In addition to this, Tanuja was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 1967 for Paisa Ya Pyaar.
Tanuja’s personal life
Tanuja married filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee in 1973. They met on the sets of Ek Baar Muskrud Do and then both got married. Although Tanuja and Shomu separated after few years of marriage but did not sign the divorce papers and then on 10 April 2008 Shomu Mukherjee died of a heart attack. They have two daughters, Kajol and Tanisha.