Before her nikaah to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the Nawab of Pataudi, she converted to Islam from Hinduism, and changed her name to Ayesha Sultana
The Sharmila-Rajesh Khanna pairing gave six box office hits 'Aradhana', 'Safar', 'Amar Prem', 'Chhoti Bahu', 'Daag' and 'Avishkaar'
Amol Palekar and Sharmila Tagore starred in a Bengali film 'Mother' in 1979
She is the great-grand niece of legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore
Sharmila was born in Hyderabad to Gitindranath Tagore, who was the then deputy general manager of the East India Company owner of Elgin Mills. All photos courtesy: mid-day archives
Her bikini act in 'An Evening in Paris' (1967) was the first by an Indian actress
She played a supporting role of heroine Sarita Choudhury's mother in Mira Nair's 1991 film Mississippi Masala. In pic with Akshay Kumar in '8 x 10 Tasveer'
Sharmila and son Saif Ali Khan shared screen space in 'Aashiq Awara' and 'Eklavya: The Royal Guard'. In pic with Amitabh Bachchan in 'Virrudh'
Sharmila and Amol Palekar appeared in the 2009 Marathi film 'Samantar'
She won the National Award for her performance in the 1975 film 'Mausam', directed by Gulzar. In pic with Shammi Kapoor at a function some years ago
Apart from Saif and Soha, she also has a daughter named Saba. In pic with Soha Ali Khan
Sharmila Tagore turned grandmother recently when Kareena gave birth to Taimur and Soha was blessed with daughter Inaaya