Nutan was one of the most talented and beautiful Indian actresses of the 1950s and 1960s. Winner of a record-breaking six best actress awards and five nominations at Filmfare, Nutan was born to director Kumarsen Samarth and actress turned producer Shobhna Samarth in 1936 and debuted in Hindi films with ‘Hamari Beti’ when she was just thirteen. A typical Indian beauty that she was, Nutan was crowned Miss Mussorie in 1952 and later Miss India the same year. She then left for a finishing school in Switzerland and later returned to India and married Commander Rajnish Behl. Nutan continued to act in Hindi films even after her marriage and went on to portray comedy, drama, and romance with equal ease pairing opposite some of the top stars of the 1950s and 1960s era. Some of her most remembered roles are in films such as Bandini, Seema, Sujata, Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki, Milan and Meri Jung. Nutan was a spiritual person and a successful Bhajan singer. During the 1970s and 80s, she was seen performing character roles and collecting rare artifacts. Nutan died of cancer in 1991 at the age of 54.