Google Doodle pays tribute to actress Nutan on her 81st birth anniversary

Sunday marks the 81st birth anniversary of yesteryear Bollywood actor Nutan and search engine Google is paying tribute to the Bandini star with a attractive doodle. On the homepage of the search engine, animated faces with different expressions of the yesteryear star are visible to its users. Her caricatures form the two O's of the logo.

Born in 1936 to actress Shobhna Samarth and filmmaker Kumarsen Samarth, Nutan made her debut in films with "Hamari Beti" and went on to work in more than 70 Hindi films in a career spanning over 40 years.

"Today's Doodle reflects Nutan's expressive acting style on what would have been her 81st birthday". Although Nutan had temporarily quit films in the 50s to move to Switzerland but she soon returned, married to Commander Rajnish Bahl, and began the most successful phase of her career.

She was honoured with Padma Shri in 1974 for her contribution to the Arts and a total of six Filmfare Awards, five of which were for Best Actress. In a tribute to her, ML Dhawan from The Tribune wrote, "When squeakers and screamers ruled the roost, Nutan fine-tuned her dialogue delivery with an evocative voice". Both the films were directed by Bimal Roy. She died young at 54 after being diagnosed of breast cancer. She won the awards for Seema, Milan, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki along with Bandini and Sujata.

  • Arturo Norris