15 July 2016
The luminous Sharmila Tagore’s precocious talent was discovered by the great Satyajit Ray and he cast her in the internationally acclaimed The World of Apu (1959) and again in Devi (1960), Nayak: The Hero (1966), Days and Nights in the Forest (1970) and Company Limited (1971). Her glittering career in Hindi cinema began with Kashmir Ki Kali (1964). She won the Filmfare award for best actress for Aradhana (1970) and India’s national film award for best actress for Mausam (1975) and best supporting actress for In the Forest… Again (2003). Other memorable performances include Amar Prem (1972), Daag (1973), Namkeen (1982), Shubho Mahurat (2003) and Life Goes On (2009). She was on the Cannes jury in 2009 and in 2013 the Indian government awarded her the Padma Bhushan. Filmfare and the IIFA have also accorded her lifetime achievement honours. Sharmila Tagore will share her grace and wisdom with LIFF audiences in conversation with Life Goes On director Sangeeta Datta.