Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha was born in 1947 and passed away last year, in 2019. During her acting career, she made an appearance in about 30 movies and the first movie helped her win the hearts of the Indian audiences was Ranjigandha (1974) in which she played the role of Deepa Kapoor - a graduate student in Delhi.

Let give you some brief overview of late Hindi actress Vidya Sinha including her early life, career, and her prominent movies!

Who Is Bollywood Actress Vidya Sinha?

Vidya Sinha was born on November 15 1947 in Bombay State, India. Last year, she died of lung and heart disease at a hospital in Mumbai. A few days before her death, she used to face some breathing problems and even need a ventilator at the hospital.

Actress Vidya Sinha
Veteran actress Vidya Sinha in the past.

Her father was film producer Pratap A. Rana (aka Rana Pratap Singh), and her mother was the daughter of writer and film director Mohan Sinha. It’s not surprising that Vidya Sinha soon had a passion for the cinematic world.

In the past, the 18-year-old Vidya Sinha took part in a beauty contest, and then successfully became Miss Bombay. At that time, she worked as a model for many well-known brands before veteran director Basu Chatterjee discovered her talent. The Hindi film actress Vidya Sinha was then recognized as one of the most popular actresses in Bollywood.

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What Should You Know About Her Career?

Vidya Sinha made her debut film in Raja Kaka costarring Kiran Kumar in 1974. However, she actually took the spotlight via her performance as Deepa Kapoor in Basu Chatterjee’s Rajnigandha in the same year. Despite its low budget, her second film was obviously a box office success that helped the actress attract huge interest from the audience.

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The actress in the 1976 movie Choti Si Baat.

The Indian actress Vidya Sinha joined more than 20 movie projects from 1974 to 1986. At that time, her world wasn’t just movies and the Bollywood industry but it also included taking care of her ailing husband Venkateshwaran Iyer. However, that doesn’t mean Vidya Sinha didn’t make any impression on the audience at all. Like many other actors, she also managed to mark her acting career via some prominent Bollywood movies.

After Venhateshwaran Iyer passed away in 1996, Vidya Sinha and her adopted daughter Jhanvi moved to Australia in which she met and got married to doctor Netaji Bhimrao Salunke. However, her second marriage didn’t end happily when she accused her later husband of mental and physical torture. She then returned to India and started to consider her comeback in the Bollywood industry. Vidya Sinha then participated in some TV series and the 2011 action comedy film Bodyguard was the last film that she appeared in a supporting role.

What Are The Best Movies Of Bollywood Actress Vidya Sinha?

Now, let’s check out the list of the best movies during Vidya Sinha’s acting career!

Rajnigandha (1974)

As mentioned above, Rajnigandha was the movie to help Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha steal the limelight. Director Basu Chatterjee’s movie stars Vidya Sinha, Amol Palekar, and Dinesh Thakur as the lead roles. Besides a love story, Rajnigandha focuses on depicting the middle-class world in the 1970s. It then won many notable awards including the Popular Award, the Critics Award, and the Best Picture at the 1975 Filmfare Awards.

Chhoti Si Baat (1976)

In the 1976 romantic comedy film, Vidya Sinha played the role of an office girl named Prabha Narayan. Chhoti Si Baat revolves around a love story between a girl and two men. Although Amol Palekar, Ashok Kumar, and Asrani had great performances, the audience seemingly paid more attention to Vidya Sinha than any actor. The actress managed to depict an image of a Mumbai girl in the 1970s.

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Pati Patni Aur Woh (1978)

Pati Patni Aur Who is a Hindi movie that was directed by B. R. Chopra. Vidya Sinha made her appearance as Sharda Chhadha, a wife whose husband turns out to be a philandering guy. The movie won the 1979 Filmfare Award for the Best Screenplay and also received two nominations for The Best Actor (Sanjeev Kumar) and The Best Supporting Actress (Ranjeeta Kaur). Speaking of Vidya Sinha, her performance as the betrayed wife also got a lot of acclaim from the audience.

Tumhare Liye (1978)

Tumhare Liye stars Sanjeev Kumar, Vidya Sinha, Ashok Kumar as the lead roles. Although the audience got more impressed by its soundtrack directed by Jaidev Verma than the film itself, TUmhare Liye was still one of the best movies Vidya Sinha acted in during her career.

Kulfi Kumarr Bajewaala (2018 - 2020)

Kulfi Kumarr Bajewaala was one of the last movies she used to participate in. The TV series was first released on March 19, 2018, and ended on February 07, 2020. In this series, the 71-year-old actress played the role of Sushila Devi Gill, Kullfi’s grandmother.

Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha had a special existence in the Bollywood movie industry because of how she balanced between her career and private life. Whenever mentioning the ‘girl next door’ in the Hindi cinema, the audience will never forget the former Miss Bombay.

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