Tanuja Tanuja
Indian film actress
Tanuja Tanuja
Tanuja Mukherjee, popularly known as Tanuja, is an Indian film actress. She is the mother of Kajol and Tanisha, and is most remembered for her roles in Hindi films like Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966), Jewel Thief, Haathi Mere Saathi (1971), and Anubhav (1971). Simultaneously she appeared in Marathi, Bengali and Gujarati films like, Zaakol (Marathi), Antony Phiringee (Bengali), Deya Neya, Teen Bhuvaner Parey (1969), Prothom Kadam Phool, and Rajkumari.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 69
    In 2013, Tanuja played a widow in Marathi film Pitruroon made by Nitish Bharadwaj.
    More Details Hide Details For her role as widow Tanuja has tonsured her head to make her character look authentic.
  • 2008
    Age 64
    In 2008, Tanuja starred as a judge along with her daughter, Kajol, and son-in-law, Ajay Devgan on Zee TV's family dance series Rock-N-Roll Family.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1973
    Age 29
    Tanuja married filmmaker Shomu Mukherjee in 1973.
    More Details Hide Details The couple has two daughters, actresses as are Tanuja's daughters Kajol and Tanisha. Kajol is married to actor Ajay Devgan. Shomu died on 10 April 2008 from a heart attack aged 64. Filmmakers Joy, Deb and Ram are her brother-in-laws. She is the aunt of actors Mohnish Behl, Rani, and Sharbani, and director Ayan Mukherjee. 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. The film that truly marked her transition into adult heroine came with Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1961), directed by Kidar Sharma, who had earlier discovered Raj Kapoor, Madhubala and Geeta Bali. One of her early films, noticeable for her acting, was Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966), directed by Shaheed Latif. Incidentally it was Guru Dutt team's last offering, especially visible in the song, "Woh Hanske Mile Humse" (believed to have been picturized while Guru Dutt was still alive) who worked hard to help her "tone down" her performance. The result was that the natural, spontaneous performer gave a highly restrained performance which became the highlight of the film - as well of her career - as she moved to lead roles soon after. Tanuja had an important supporting role in the hit film, Jewel Thief.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born on September 23, 1943.
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