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Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passes away at 71

Veteran actress Vidya Sinha passes away at 71

Vidya Sinha was also working as television actress at present she was playing a prominent role in the television serial “Kulfi Kumar Bajewala”.

Aug 16, 2019 09:56 IST

Vidya Sinha

Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha passed away on August 15, 2019, after a brief lung-cum-heart disease. She was well known for her roles in Basu Chatterjee’s film “Rajnigandha” (1974) and “Choti Si Baat”.

Vidya Sinha was also working as television actress at present she was playing a prominent role in the television serial “Kulfi Kumar Bajewala” on a private channel. She was a famous figure in Bollywood in the 1970s and 80s because of her outstanding roles in commercial and alternate cinema.

About Vidya Sinha

•  She was born in Mumbai on November 15, 1947, to film producer Rana Pratap Singh. Vidhya Sinha’s professional career was started as a model and she even won the Miss Bombay contest. 
•  Vidya Sinha’s first film was “Raja Kaka” (1974) and it was Chatterjee’s “Rajnigandhaa” that gave her recognition across the nation.
•  Her other important and famous movie was “Inkaar”. It was a crime thriller in which she was paired opposite the late actor Vinod Khanna.
•  Her other notable films were, “Hawas” (1974), “Mera Jeevana” (1976), “Kitaab” (1977), “Pati, Patni Aur Woh”, “Saboot” (1980), “Love Story”, “Josh” (1981) and Salman Khan’s “Bodyguard” (2011).
•  She was also working as a television actress like “Kkavyanjali” (2005), “Qubool Hai” (2012), ), “Haar Jeet” (2012), “Ishq Ka Rang Safed” (2015), “Chandra Nandini” (2016) and lately in “Kulfi Kumar Bajewala” (2018 onwards).

Case against N.B. Salunkhe

Vidya Sinha got married in 1968 to Venkateshwaran Iyer and adopted a daughter named Jhanvi. Venkateshwaran Iyer was passed away in 1996. A few years later she married with Netaji Bhimrao Salunkhe in 2001. But this resulted in a difficult relationship and a disturbed life. Vidya Sinha filed a divorced against him in 2009 and also filed a complaint of domestic violence in January 2009 against him. Court ordered Salunkhe to give her Rs 10,000 per month as maintenance pay.

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