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Nanda

Nanda (born 8 January 1939) is an Indian film actress of Hindi films. Early life She comes from a show-business family. Her father, Vinayak Damodar Karnataki a.k.a Master Vinayak, was a successful Marathi actor-director in the 1930s and 1940s. He died when Nanda was just a child. The family faced hard times. She became a child artiste and helped out her family by working in films like Jaggu in the early 50’s. She was tutored at home by renowned school-teacher and Bombay Scouts Commissioner, Gokuldas V. Makhi. Career Her paternal uncle V. Shantaram gave Baby Nanda ( her screen name then ) a big break by casting her in a successful brother-sister saga Toofan Aur Diya (1956). She received her first Filmfare nomination as Best Supporting Actress for \"Bhabhi\" (1957), but she claims that the reason she didn\'t win was because there was lobbying involved. She then played supporting roles like sister to stars like Dev Anand in Kala Bazaar, and did small roles in big films like ...  See full bio