Today is the birth anniversary of Achala Sachdev, a popular Bollywood actress of her time. Born this day in 1920 at Peshawar in undivided India, before partition she worked in All India Radio Lahore and also in All India Radio, Delhi. She made her debut in acting with the 1938 film ‘Fashionable Wife’ and went on to act in about 130 films in a career spanning over six decades.
She is particularly known for her stellar role in the blockbuster Waqt as the wife of Balraj Sahni. Her expressions in the popular song ‘ Aye Meri Zohra Zabeen.......’ are a treat to watch. She also had a memorable role as grandmother of Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Her filmography include films like Anhonee, Footpath, Chandni Chowk, Munna, Naukri, Sabse Bada Rupaiyya , Bandhan, Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke, , Pardesi, Miss Mary , Adalat, Manzil, Angulimaal, Kalpana, Sampooran Ramayan, Meri Soorat Teri Ankhen, Dil Ek Mandir, Shagun, Sangam, Haqiqat, Arzoo, Himalaya Ki God Mein, Aag Shagord Humraaz, Sapnon ka Saudagar, Mere Humdum Mere Dost, Kanyadan, Prem Pujari, Pavitra Papi , Heer Ranjha, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Anamika Parinay, Paraya Dhan, Kora Kagaz, Julie, Laila Majnu , Chandni, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and many many others . she also acted in English films like Nine Hours to Rama & The Householder.
Blessed with a long life, she died on April 30, 2012 aged 91 at Pune. .
Our humble tributes to the talented and popular actress !