Veteran Bollywood actress and Kajol's mother Tanuja admitted to hospital

Veteran Bollywood actress Tanuja – mother of popular star Kajol – was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai on Sunday evening due to age-related problems.

The report said that 80-year-old Tanuja was admitted to the ICU of a hospital in Juhu.

“She is under observation. She is doing well. There is nothing to worry about,” the report said.

Tanuja Samarth, popularly known as Tanuja, has worked in many Hindi and Bengali films.

She is the daughter of film producer Kumarsen Samarth and actress Shobhana Samarth. He has three sisters, including actress Nutan, and a brother.

Tanuja married film producer Shomu Mukherjee in 1973 and has two daughters, actresses Kajol and Tanisha.

Tanuja started her film career as Baby Tanuja in Hamari Beti (1950) with her elder sister Nutan. Ten years later, he was cast in the film Chhabili (1960), which was directed by his mother and starred his sister Nutan in the lead role. In 1961, famous director Kidar Sharma signed Tanuja as the lead actress for Hamari Yaad Aayegi.

In the mid-1960s, he began a parallel career in Bengali cinema in Kolkata. She was paired with Uttam Kumar in Deya Neya (1963). Anthony-Fieringi (1967), Rajkumari (1970), Teen Bhuvner Pare (1969) and Prothom Kadam Phool were his other Bengali films.

In 1967, Tanuja received her first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the detective film Jewel Thief. In 1969, she was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Paisa Ya Pyaar.

Tanuja is known for her roles in films such as “Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi”, “Jewel Thief”, “Haathi Mere Saathi” and “Mere Jeevan Saathi”.

(with inputs from agencies)

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Published: 17 Dec 2023, 09:13 PM IST

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