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Actor Vidya Sinha passes away

Actor Vidya Sinha passes away

Film and television actor Vidya Sinha, known for yesteryear films like Pati Patni Aur Woh and Chhoti Si Baat, passed away on Thursday. She was 71. The actor was recently admitted to Criticare Hospital in Mumbai after she complained of breathlessness.

Sinha began her career at the age of 18 as a model and actor. She was spotted by filmmaker Basu Chatterjee who cast her in his romantic film Rajnigandha in 1974. The film became a breakaway hit and won multiple awards at Filmfare Awards in 1975.

Vidya Sinha took a hiatus from Bollywood after her 1986 film Kirayadar. She then appeared in TV shows like Zee TV’s Qubool Hai and most recently Star Plus’ Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala. She was also seen in Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer Bodyguard.

She tied the knot with Venkateshwaran Iyer in 1968 and remained married until Iyer’s death in 1996.

Vidya Sinha moved to Sydney, Australia with her adopted daughter Jhanvi where she met Netaji Bhimrao Salunkhe, a doctor, and married him in 2001.