Remembering Sharmila Tagore’s Trendsetting Looks On Her 76th Birthday

From playing the character of Aparna in Apur Sansar to a double role as Deepa and Suzy in An Evening in Paris, veteran actor Sharmila Tagore’s brilliant on-screen performances along with her charming smile became famous in the Hindi film industry. Her sense of fashion was way ahead of its time, which made her a style icon in the ’60s. 

Chic chiffon and silk sarees with layers of pearls and diamonds and a red lipstick defined her look. Above all, what really set the trend was her hair and makeup. She brought the cat-eye look with her dramatic winged eyeliner and a beehive hairdo. These looks were a craze among the women back then and went on to be a popular Bollywood-inspired trend.

Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore’s dramatic winged eye and beehive hairdo

The bold actor broke all the traditional fashion norms when she was the first to do a photoshoot in a bikini for a leading publication and also donned a blue swimsuit in the movie, An Evening In Paris. While this made major headlines, there’s no doubt that the actor was forward-thinking and daring in her prime. 

Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore’s Blue Swimsuit in An Evening In Paris

Even today, Sharmila Tagore is known for her gorgeous sarees, in which she exudes utmost grace and confidence. On her 76th birthday today, we look back at some of the legendary actor’s iconic looks from her movies. Swipe through for a glimpse:

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