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.
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.
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
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...
Story is Based on Maharashtra's beloved king Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
A pregnant woman is abandoned by her truck-driver lover.
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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
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...
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 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.
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 ...
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...
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
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...
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...
Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki
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
The movie had Om Puri, Smita Patil, and Nana Patekar in it.
Aaj Ki Awaz
A Professor finds his life turned upside down after he decides to combat crime.
Anand aur Anand
The couple have been married for several years, but are struggling to have a baby. The lover of Arun is pregnant.
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
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.
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...
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.
Shaam and Revati live in a Vatara with a host of other families and two little girls.
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...
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,...
Police rookies deal with a lot of things.
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...
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...
The film shows the tragedy of young girls being sold by their parents to wealthier Indians in the Gulf.
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...
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...
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...
The semi-autobiographical film was written by Mahesh Bhatt about his extramarital relationship with actress Parveen Babi.
Badle Ki Aag
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 ...
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
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...
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...
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.
Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyoon Aata Hai
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...
The emperor of India, who has two wives and no children, orders all kinds of rituals to appease the Rain Gods.
The film is said to have been based on a true incident reported in a local newspaper.
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...
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.
Jait Re Jait
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.