Sharmila Tagore biography, net worth, age, husband

Indian actress Sharmila Tagore, better known by her stage name Begum Ayesha Sultana, is well-known in the industry. She oversaw the Indian Film Censor Board from 2004 until 2011. In 2005, Sharmila Tagore was proposed for the position of Goodwill UNICEF Ambassador. She was on the World Competition board at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.







78 years old (in 2023)

Date of Birth

8 December 1944

Full Name

Sharmila Tagore (Aka Begum Ayesha Sultana)






Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India



Zodiac Sign



Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore's Personal life

On December 8, 1946, Sharmila Tagore was born in Hyderabad, India. In 1969, she was married to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, the former captain of the Indian cricket team.

Sharmila went to St. John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School in Kolkata and Loreto Convent in Asansol, West Bengal. She had poor academic performance, and a dismal rate of attendance, and was thought to be a terrible influence on her peers. 

When she was 13 years old, she was given the option of continuing her education or accepting a job offer for a movie. Her father gave her the advice to focus on her film profession in order to succeed at the moment.

While Sharmila Tagore was raised in a Brahmin family, she converted to Islam shortly before being hitched. She is the child of Ira Baruah and Gitindranath Tagore. She has two sisters: the late Oindrila Kunda (Tinku) and Romila Sen (Chinky Tagore).

During a post-match celebration in 1965, Sharmila first encountered Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Before being married on December 27, 1969, the couple dated for a while. Her spouse was the former cricket team captain of India and the Nawab of Pataudi. 

On September 22, 2011, he passed away. She has two daughters, actresses Saba Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan, as well as an actor son named Saif Ali Khan. Kareena Kapoor, a Bollywood actress, is married to Sharmila.

Sharmila Tagore Career

With the Bengali film "Apur Sansar" by Satyajit Ray, Tagore launched her acting career. In 1964, Shakti Samanta's romantic drama "Kashmir Ki Kali" served as her Bollywood debut. In the movie "An Evening in Paris" that Tagore made in 1967, she wore a bikini. In 1968, she additionally posed in a swimsuit for the glitzy Filmfare Magazine.

She was then cast with Rajesh Khanna, and the result was a string of seven box office hits, including "Aradhana," "Safar," "Amar Prem," "Chhoti Bahu," "Daag," "Raja Rani," and "Avishkaar." In films like "Devar" (1966), "Anupama" (1966), "Mere Hamdam Mere Dost" (1968), "Satyakam" (1969), "Yakeen" (1969), "Chupke Chupke" (1975), "Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka" (1975), and "Sunny," she even starred with Dharmendra (1984). In the 1970s, Tagore was one of Bollywood's highest-paid actresses.

Timeline of her movies

Awards and Achievements

Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1969

National Film Award for Best Actress in 1976

Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997

Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003

Sharmila Tagore Net worth

Do you know how much money Sharmila Tagore makes? How much does She make? It should be noted that both net worth and salaries fluctuate over time. 

You may see the most recent information about salary and assets in the table below. The debates are also included in this section. Sharmila Tagore has a $150 million net worth.

Controversies of Sharmila Tagore

One of the most attractive actresses of her day was seasoned performer Sharmila Tagore. She has lately returned with a new web series and discussed its controversies while recalling her bikini outfit.

One of the best actors of her day was Sharmila Tagore. She did, however, once find herself at the center of a heated debate after appearing on the cover of a movie magazine in the 1960s wearing just a bikini.