By Dr. Sohail Ansari
Actor Hari Shivdasani’s brother Shivo and his wife Lali were blessed to have a daughter born on 2nd September 1941 in Karachi. They were only too pleased to have her. Shivo named her after his favourite actress-dancer Sadhana Bose. The post-partition riots and killings in Ratan Talao in 1948 scared the family; they fled to Bombay with their only child, a daughter called Sadhana Shivdasani. Lali schooled her with devotion at home until she turned 8 years.She was spotted from a play at Jai Hind College and offered a role at the age of 15. She acted in India’s first Sindhi film titled ‘Abaana’ (1958) and received a mere token amount of Re. 1 for the role.Hari’s daughter and Sadhana’s cousin, Babita Kapoor as most would know her, also grew to be an actress. Babita’s daughter’s are Kareena and Karisma Kapoor.This fashion icon of her days with well known hair style ‘Sadhana cut’ and dressing, passed away in 2015.Happy Birthday Sadhana Shivdasani.
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