Veteran Bollywood actress Sadhana passed away today in Mumbai after a long battle with cancer, a family friend said.
Sadhana, who is credited for introducing the fringe hairstyle in Indian film industry, died at a private hospital in Mumbai, sources said.
She was 74 and is survived by her foster daughter.
"Sadhana breathed her last at her home this morning," friend and BJP city spokesperson Shaina N.C. told IANS.
Her body was taken to her residence in suburban Mumbai where Bollywood personalities, including her former colleague and friend Waheeda Rehman, went to pay their last respects.
In December last year, Sadhana underwent a surgery due to her deteriorating health. (Read more)
One of the last public events Sadhana was spotted at was a Shaina NC fashion show in May 2014. File pic
Born in 1941 in a Sindhi family, she was named after her father's favourite actress Sadhona Bose. Her father and actor Hari Shivdasani were brothers. Hari's daughter is actress Babita Kapoor.
Sadhana was the only child and and her mother home-schooled her until she was eight. In 1955 she played a chorus girl in the song "Mur mur ke na dekh mur mur ke" in Raj Kapoor's "Shree 420". She made her full-fldged film debut in the first ever Sindhi film "Abana".
Some of her memorable films include "Love in Simla", "Hum Dono", "Ek Musafir Ek Hasina", "Asli-Naqli", "Mere Mehboob", "Woh Kaun Thi", "Mera Saaya" and "Waqt".
(With inputs from agencies)
Bollywood celebs mourn loss of veteran actress Sadhana
RIP Sadhana aunty...Your legacy of beauty,poise and utmost grace....will live on forever... pic.twitter.com/XkQTCjdN6k— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 25, 2015
Sadhana Ji.. Rip #legend— ROHIT ROY (@rohitroy500) December 25, 2015
Lag jaa gale ki phir ye haseen raat ho na ho ..... RIP Sadhna— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) December 25, 2015
Mujhe abhi pata chala ki meri pasandida abhinetri Sadhana ji ka aaj swargwas hua. Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh (cont) https://t.co/BoB2K5a6qD— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) December 25, 2015
R I P Sadhana Shivdasani pic.twitter.com/jz0Qek9lcV— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) December 25, 2015
Sadhanaji one of the most incredible and graceful women,thank you so much for the memories and advice love you and miss you :(:(— shruti haasan (@shrutihaasan) December 25, 2015