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SEE PICS! Veteran actress Tanuja turns 77

Veteran actress Tanuja celebrates her 77th birthday on 23rd September.
Tanuja hails from a film family. Her grandmother, Ratanbai Shilotri, was an actress as well.
Her mother, Shobhna Samarth, was also a well-known actress in both the Marathi and Hindi film industries.
Her sister, Nutan, was the top actress of her time.
In a career spanning over five decades, the actress has featured in many popular films like Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi, Jewel Theif, Anubhav, Haathi Mere Saathi, Jeene Ki Raah, Do Chor, Pyar Ki Kahani, Saathiya, Son of Sardar to name a few.
Tanuja has done several critically and commercially acclaimed films, but is best remembered as a chirpy individual who spoke her mind without any prejudices.
She started her film career with her older sister Nutan in Hamari Beti (1950) as Baby Tanuja.
As an adult, she debuted in the film Chhabili (1960) which was directed by her mother, and had her sister Nutan, in the lead.
Tanuja married filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee in 1973.
Tanuja is the aunt of actors Mohnish Behl, Rani, and Sharbani, and director Ayan Mukherjee.
Tanuja has two daughters, actresses Kajol and Tanisha.

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