Here are 3 famous actresses from India died in 1986:
Smita Patil (October 17, 1955 Pune-December 13, 1986 Mumbai) a.k.a. Smita, Late Smita Patil or Smitha Patil was an Indian actor and newscaster. She had one child, Prateik Babbar.
Smita Patil started her career with the film "Charandas Chor" in 1975 and went on to act in over 80 films in a career spanning a decade. She worked in parallel cinema as well as commercial films and was known for her versatility and natural acting style. Some of her notable films include "Bhumika", "Mirch Masala", "Chakra", "Namak Halaal", and "Arth".
Patil was a feminist and often portrayed strong female characters in her films. She was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performances in the films "Bhumika" and "Chakra". In addition to her work in films, Patil was also a newsreader for Doordarshan.
At the age of 31, Smita Patil died due to complications during childbirth. Despite her short career, she remains one of the most influential actors of Indian cinema and her contributions to the film industry are remembered even today.
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Manjula (April 5, 1951 Tumkur-September 12, 1986 Bangalore) was an Indian actor. She had two children, Abhisek and Abhinaya.
Manjula made her debut as a child actor in the 1958 Kannada film, Jenu Goodu. She went on to act in over 100 films in Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil languages. Manjula was known for her versatile acting skills and had garnered praise for her performances in films like Kula Gourava, Edakallu Guddada Mele, and Mantralayam Mahatme.
Apart from acting, Manjula was also a trained classical dancer and had performed in many stage shows. She was a recipient of the prestigious Karnataka State Film Award for her roles in the films Bangarada Manushya and Paduvaaralli Pandavaru.
Sadly, Manjula passed away at a young age of 35 due to a heart attack. Her legacy, however, continued through her children Abhisek and Abhinaya, who followed in her footsteps and became actors in the Kannada film industry.
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Rani Padmini a.k.a. Ranipadmini was an Indian actor.
She predominantly appeared in Tamil films and was considered one of the leading actresses of her time. Rani Padmini was born in 1932 in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. She began her career in acting in 1949 with the film "Chintamani". She went on to act in over 250 films in a career spanning almost three decades.
Some of her notable films include "Vanjikottai Valiban", "Puthiya Paravai", "Anbe Vaa", and "Karnan". Rani Padmini was known for her versatile acting skills and her ability to portray both serious and comedic roles with great ease. She was also a trained classical dancer and often showcased her talent in films.
Rani Padmini was the recipient of several awards and accolades throughout her career, including the prestigious Kalaimamani Award from the Government of Tamil Nadu. She retired from acting in 1978 and lived a quiet life with her family until her death in 2002. Rani Padmini remains a beloved figure in Tamil cinema and is remembered for her contributions to the industry.
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