Smita Patil

Smita Patil

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1955-10-17 · Deathday: 1986-12-13 (31 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Pune, Bombay State, India

53 Movies

Also Known As: स्मिता पाटिल · Preeti Sapru

Biography

Smita Patil (17 October 1955 – 13 December 1986) was an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. Regarded among the finest stage and film actresses of her times and one of the greatest film actresses of all time, Smita Patil appeared in over 80 Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Malayalam and Kannada films in a career that spanned just over a decade. During her career, she received two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award. She was the recipient of the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour in 1985.She made her film debut with Shyam Benegal's Charandas Chor (1975). She became one of the leading actresses of parallel cinema, a New Wave movement in India cinema, though she also appeared in several mainstream movies throughout her career. Her performances were often acclaimed, and her most notable roles include Manthan (1977), Bhumika (1977), Jait Re Jait (1978), Aakrosh (1980), Chakra (1981), Namak Halaal (1982), Bazaar (1982), Umbartha (1982), Shakti (1982), Arth (1982), Ardh Satya (1983), Mandi (1983), Aaj Ki Awaaz (1984), Chidambaram (1985), Mirch Masala (1985), Amrit (1986) and Waaris (1988).Apart from acting, Patil was an active feminist and a member of the Women's Centre in Mumbai. She was deeply committed to the advancement of women's issues and gave her endorsement to films which sought to explore the role of women in traditional Indian society, their sexuality, and the changes facing the middle-class woman in an urban milieu.Patil was married to actor Raj Babbar. She died on 13 December 1986 at the age of 31 due to childbirth complications. Over ten of her films were released after her death. Her son Prateik Babbar is a film actor who made his debut in 2008.

Personal Life

When she became romantically involved with actor Raj Babbar, Patil drew severe criticism from her fans and the media, clouding her personal life and throwing her into the eye of a media storm. Raj Babbar left his wife Nadira Babbar to marry Patil.

Early Life

Smita Patil was born in Pune to a Maharashtrian politician, Shivajirao Girdhar Patil and social worker mother Vidyatai Patil, from Shirpur town (Village-Bhatpure District-Dhule) of Khandesh province of Maharashtra State. She studied at Renuka Swaroop Memorial high school in Pune.Her first tryst with the camera was in the early 1970s as a television newsreader on the newly transmitting Mumbai Doordarshan, the Indian government run broadcaster.

Movies & TV shows

1988.

1 Movie
Waaris

Waaris

1988

1987.

7 Movies
Dance Dance

Dance Dance

1987
Ramu and Radha are siblings. Their parents are singers. A rich and powerful man called A.M was the one who invited Shyam and Sita to perform in Jalpaiguri. Amrish Puri's name is Singh. He stops them i...
Sher Shivaji

Sher Shivaji

1987
Story is Based on Maharashtra's beloved king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
Raahee

Raahee

1987
A pregnant woman is abandoned by her truck-driver lover.
Mirch Masala

Mirch Masala

1987
The film begins with an arrogant subedar and his soldiers in a village. The subedar sees a woman on the riverbank. Sonbai is a strong woman. The subedar is interested in her confidence.
Avam

Avam

1987
Captain Kumar lives with his parents. During India's struggle for independence from the British, Ram was associated with top freedom fighters. Jagrathan and Mohanlal are two of the freedom fighters wh...
Thikana

Thikana

1987
Alcoholic lawyer Goel doesn't get cases because he doesn't lie. He lives with his mother and sister who are the family's primary source of income. A man is videotaped raping a girl. Both of them have ...
Nazrana

Nazrana

1987
Rajat and Mukta meet each other and fall in love. They get married and live in harmony for a few years. Then Mukta starts suspecting that Rajat is having an affair with Sheetal Puri, and then misunder...

1986.

5 Movies
Anokha Rishta

Anokha Rishta

1986
Mary, an inmate of an orphanage run by nuns, is good at studies and is artistically talented, her education so far has been sponsored by a philanthropist. Her sponsor, a rich old man who she has never...
Dilwaala

Dilwaala

1986
The younger brother is Mohan Kumar. He and his sister have different opinions. He decided to be apart from his sister because they lacked understanding. Raj Shekhar is the son of Raghu. He married Kam...
Aap Ke Saath

Aap Ke Saath

1986
K.k has two grandsons. Vimal is a womanizer. When Ashok was going to propose to Ganga, he found out that Ganga had complained about him in the police station. Ganga is paid money by Ashok and he hopes...
Amrit

Amrit

1986
Well-acted family drama has Khanna's retired elderly widower connecting with Patil's elderly widow after realizing that both of them are suffering abuse from their families.
Dahleez

Dahleez

1986
Dahleez is a 1986 Indian Bollywood film directed by Ravi Chopra and produced by B.R. Chopra. It stars Jackie Shroff, Raj Babbar, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Smita Patil in pivotal roles.

1985.

5 Movies
Aakhir Kyon?

Aakhir Kyon?

1985
Until she discovers that her husband has been having an affair with her cousin, she believes she is happily married. Nisha abandons her husband and newborn daughter and leaves for the city, where she ...
Debshishu

Debshishu

1985
The film is a study of poverty, illiteracy, natural calamities and the toll they take on the human soul. The story of a rural couple who are trying to survive on the road after their village was destr...
Chidambaram

Chidambaram

1985
C V Shriraman wrote a short story about Chidambaram. The film explores the man-woman attraction that leads to betrayal and eventually to the purgatory of guilt.
Meraa Ghar Mere Bacche

Meraa Ghar Mere Bacche

1985
A pregnant Geeta Bhargav lives in a wealthy lifestyle with her husband and three children. Her alcoholic and womanizing husband was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing a Courtesan bodyguard. S...
Ghulami

Ghulami

1985
Near India and Pakistan's border-town of Fatehpur, lives Ranjit Singh Choudhary who has been labeled as a rebel by his schoolmaster and his dad, Makhan's employer, Bade Thakur, as he could not stand t...

1984.

7 Movies
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki

Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki

1984
Uday Singh makes his nephew Satish grow up to be insane because he torments him for the property. Satish married Aarti even though he thought she would be his better half. Despite the fact that he sho...
Giddh: The Vulture

Giddh: The Vulture

1984
The movie had Om Puri, Smita Patil, and Nana Patekar in it.
Aaj Ki Awaz

Aaj Ki Awaz

1984
A Professor finds his life turned upside down after he decides to combat crime.
Anand aur Anand

Anand aur Anand

1984
The couple have been married for several years, but are struggling to have a baby. The lover of Arun is pregnant.
Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray

1984
The documentary features an extensive interview and clips from his films, as well as the location shooting of his film "The Home and the World."
Pet Pyaar Aur Paap

Pet Pyaar Aur Paap

1984
A girl is struggling with extreme poverty and the responsibility of taking care of her siblings. She falls in love, which would cause even more tragedy to her family and to herself.
Tarang

Tarang

1984
The son-in-law of an old industrialist and one of the heirs to his fortune clashed with the nephew of the industrialist. Under a cloak of liberalism, he hides his personal ambition and encourages indi...

1983.

5 Movies
Mandi

Mandi

1983
The denizens of a brothel deal with internal drama, as well as pressure from greedy land developers and an anti-sex work politician to leave town.
Anveshane

Anveshane

1983
Shaam and Revati live in a Vatara with a host of other families and two little girls.
Ghungroo

Ghungroo

1983
While on his deathbed, the Emperor promises that his Senapati, Vikram Singh, will be treated like his son, and he will get married to a woman from a royal family. He also asks Vikram to obey every wis...
Qayamat

Qayamat

1983
Shyam and Kamal are two school-going students who are close friends. When Kamal is unable to pay his exam fees, Shyam assists him, and as a result Kamal does well, is able to study further,...
Ardh Satya

Ardh Satya

1983
Police rookies deal with a lot of things.

1982.

8 Movies
Dil-E-Nadaan

Dil-E-Nadaan

1982
Dil-E-Nadaan (The Innocent Heart) is an Indian Hindi film directed by C.V. Sridhar, released in 1982. The film stars Rajesh Khanna in the main lead role as Anand and Shatrughan Sinha as his friend, as...
Sitam

Sitam

1982
In Dr. Inder, a patient at the Gindes Hospital for the mentally insane, is in a catatonic state after a traumatic childhood incident. Inder has begun to take an interest in a young woman by the name o...
Bazaar

Bazaar

1982
The film shows the tragedy of young girls being sold by their parents to wealthier Indians in the Gulf.
Threshold

Threshold

1982
After the passing of her husband, Mrs. Mahajan takes care of four institutions, and lives a comfortable lifestyle with her two sons - Dr. Mohan and his wife, Maya; and Advocate Subhash Mahajan, his wi...
Shakti

Shakti

1982
A cop will not allow his son's life to be in danger. The son is saved, but scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. When the son grows up to be a Ma...
Namak Halaal

Namak Halaal

1982
Young Arjun is brought up by his Daddu (paternal grandfather). His Daddu decides for him to go to the city in search of a new job and life. While in the city he meets up with Bhairon who guides him in...
Arth

Arth

1982
The semi-autobiographical film was written by Mahesh Bhatt about his extramarital relationship with actress Parveen Babi.
Badle Ki Aag

Badle Ki Aag

1982
Three men are interested in the beautiful and talented Geeta. One is Lakhan Singh, a dacoit with a heart of gold, who saved her life, loves her, and will do anything for her. The second is the police ...

1981.

4 Movies
Tajurba

Tajurba

1981
A tough and honest police officer wages a one-man war against terrorists and a corrupt politician who have planned to assassinate the chief minister of the state. Teen lovers are separated by parental...
In Search of Famine

In Search of Famine

1981
The year 1980 begins on 7 September. A film crew is going to a village to make a film about a famine that killed five million Bengalees in 1943. Millions of people died of starvation during the war be...
Chakra

Chakra

1981
Amma (Smita Patil) is a woman who has been raped and then forced to flee her home with her husband and child after her husband kills the rapist. Her life plunges even lower in the overwhelming and cro...
The Deliverance

The Deliverance

1981
When a poor and out-caste shoemaker goes to the village priest to get the date of his daughter's marriage fixed, the priest asks for labor without pay in exchange.

1980.

3 Movies
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai

1980
The people connected to the Pintos are the focus of 'Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Ata Hai'. Albert is angry at everyone. His brother Dominic who thinks it's better to be unemployed than to work, his sis...
Bhavni Bhavai

Bhavni Bhavai

1980
The emperor of India, who has two wives and no children, orders all kinds of rituals to appease the Rain Gods.
Aakrosh

Aakrosh

1980
The film is said to have been based on a true incident reported in a local newspaper.

1978.

2 Movies
Gaman

Gaman

1978
In order to improve their lifestyle, Lucknow based Ghulam Hussain decides to re-locate to Bombay, leaving his ailing mother and wife behind. He arrives in Bombay, and looks up his friend Lalulal Tiwar...
Kondura

Kondura

1978
The life of a young man who believes he has supernatural powers is the subject of a film. As the story unfolds, this boon leads to a tragedy.

1977.

2 Movies
Jait Re Jait

Jait Re Jait

1977
A story centered on a Nagya who is a drummer having a passion for being a "pure one" (punyavant). He meets Chindhi, who has abandoned her husband as she considers him useless.
Bhumika

Bhumika

1977
A girl learns music from her courtesan grandmother and goes into the show business industry of 1930s Bombay, which eventually leads to decades of superstardom as well as romantic entanglements.

1976.

1 Movie
Manthan

Manthan

1976
A doctor. He wants to start a co-operative society dairy for the benefit of the rural people. The White Revolution of India started in 1970 and is the subject of the film. It was crowdfunded by 500,00...

1975.

2 Movies
Charandas Chor

Charandas Chor

1975
The film is based on a classic folk tale that was originally narrated by Vijaydan Detha. The life of a thief is chronicled in the film. He is an honest thief with a strong sense of integrity and profe...
Nishant

Nishant

1975
No one will help a man who wants his wife's abductors to be prosecuted. The wife cannot face her husband because she was abused and berated by her abductors.

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Aaj

Aaj

A man is trying to find his sister in a movie.
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