Sharmila Tagore turned 76 today Credit: Twitter

Having acted with great prowess in Hindi and Bengali cinema, Sharmila Tagore is one of the most talented actresses of yesteryears. A recipient of two National Film Awards, the gorgeous actress who turned 76 today, has gifted us with some classic films like Aradhana, An Evening in Paris, Amar Prem, The World of Apu, Nayak, Devi and Kashmir Ki Kali.

Not just films, but Tagore has been exceptional in her life choices as well. In fact, some of her choices were not seen respectably in society in those times. Her marriage with Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1969 was one of the biggest news items of the year. It probably started the trend of actors getting together with cricketers. The pair came from different backgrounds, believed in different religions and the media did not think their relationship was going to last long. Defying all odds, the couple stayed together till the passing of Tiger Pataudi. Another feat pulled by the actress was to return back to acting after getting married and continuing to work after the birth of their child.

A role model for ages to come, here are some evergreen songs picturised on Sharmila Tagore:

Mere Sapno ki Rani

From the movie Aradhana, this song is one of the most well-known songs of the golden era of Hindi cinema. Who can forget Rajesh Khanna singing his heart out in a jeep while chasing Sharmila who is in a train?

Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Logo Ka Kaam Hai Kahana

Again paired opposite Rajesh Khanna, this classic song is from the film Amar Prem. Sung by Kishore Kumar, the music was given by RD Burman.

Ishaaron Ishaaron Mein Dil Lene Wale

Sung by Asha Bhosle and Mohammed Rafi, this song is from the 1964 movie Kashmir ki Kali.

Roop Tera Mastana Pyar Mera Diwana

This song won Kishore Kumar the Filmfare Award for the best playback singer. The track is from the film Aradhana.

Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Man Mera

Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar gave voices to Sharmila and Rajesh with the beautiful mountain range in the backdrop of the video.

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