Sharmila Tagore Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Husband: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Marriage Date: 27 December 1969
Age: 79 Years

Sharmila Tagore

Real NameSharmila Tagore (Aka Begum Ayesha Sultana)
ProfessionIndian Actress
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 162 cm
in meters- 1.62 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 December 1944 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023) 79 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
School(s)• Loreto Convent, Asansol, West Bengal, India,
• St. John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School, Kolkata
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutBengali Film- Apur Sansar (The World of Apu) (1959)
Hindi Film- Kashmir Ki Kali (1964)
Kashmir Ki Kali movie poster
Awards, Honours• Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film Aradhana (1970)
Sharmila Tagore receiving Filmfare Award
• National Film Award for Best Actress for the film Mausam (1975)
• Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1998)
• National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film Abar Aranye (2003)
• Honoured with Padma Bhushan by the Government of India (2013)
Sharmila Tagore receiving the Padma Bhushan from the President of India
• Lifetime Achievement Award by PHD Chamber of Commerce (2017)
Sharmila Tagore honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
• Critics’ Choice Award in Best Actor (Female) category for the film ‘Gulmohar’ at the Filmfare OTT Awards (26 November 2023)
FamilyFather- Gitindranath Tagore
Mother- Ira Baruah
Brother- None
Sisters- late Oindrila Kunda (Tinku Tagore), Romila Sen (Chinky Tagore)
Religion• Hinduism (by birth)
• Islam (converted to Islam just before her marriage)
HobbiesShopping, Gardening, Reading Books, and Listening to music
Favourite Things
Favourite DirectorSatyajit Ray
Favourite ActorsSanjeev Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra
Favourite SingerBegum Akhtar
Favourite DestinationsFrance, South Africa
Favourite FoodBengali Cuisine
Favourite RestaurantBukhara, Delhi
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusWidow
Affairs/BoyfriendsMansoor Ali Khan
Husband/SpouseMansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (Cricketer)
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore
Marriage Date27 December 1969
ChildrenSon- Saif Ali Khan (Actor)

Daughters- Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan (Actress)
Sharmila with her daughters
Daughter-in-law- Kareena Kapoor
Sharmila with Saif and Kareena
Son-in-law- Kunal Khemu
Sharmila Tagore with her daughter and son-in-law
Grandson(s)- Ibrahim Ali Khan
Sharmila Tagore's grandson Ibrahim Ali Khan
Taimur Ali Khan
Sharmila Tagore with her grandson
Granddaughter- Sara Ali Khan
Sharmila Tagore Family Photo

Sharmila Tagore Photo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sharmila Tagore

  • She is the great-granddaughter of poet Rabindranath Tagore.

    Sharmila Tagore's Great-grandfather Rabindranath Tagore

    Sharmila Tagore’s Great-grandfather Rabindranath Tagore

  • Sharmila was born in Hyderabad, but she spent some years of childhood in Kolkata.
  • She was offered to work in films at the age of 13.
  • Sharmila was not good at studies. Her attendance was very short, she came to be regarded as a bad influence on her schoolmates and faced a choice of either doing films or studying further.
  • Her younger sister Oindrila was the first in the family to act in a film, and the only role she ever played was that of Mini in Tapan Sinha’s film Kabuliwala (1957).
  • She was the first Indian Actress to appear in a bikini for 1967 movie ‘An Evening in Paris’, which established Sharmila as a sex symbol in Hindi films.

    Sharmila Tagore in bikini

    Sharmila Tagore in bikini

  • In 1968, she also posed in a bikini for the glossy Filmfare magazine.
  • Before being married to Mansoor Ali Khan, Sharmila converted to Islam and changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana though she and her family never used that name.

    Sharmila Tagore's Marriage Photo

    Sharmila Tagore’s Marriage Photo

  • Her Husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the Nawab of Pataudi and former captain of the Indian cricket team.
  • Sharmila’s husband Mansoor Ali died in September 2011, and in November 2012 she wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) asking for the upcoming series between India and England to be recognized as the Pataudi Trophy.
  • For 1975 movie Mausam, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress and National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for Abar Aranye.
  • In 2005, she was chosen as the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF India.
  • Sharmila Tagore served as the chairperson of the Indian Film Censor Board between October 2004 and March 2011.
  • In 2013, Padma Bhushan was bestowed on her by the Government of India.

    Sharmila Tagore receiving Padma Bhushan from the President of India

    Sharmila Tagore receiving Padma Bhushan from the President of India