A commemorative postage stamp on Nutan Bahl, one of the finest female actors in history of Indian cinema [a part of the series ‘Legendary Heroines of India‘] :
Issued on Feb 13, 2011
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Nutan.
Stamp & FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paisa
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million (0.3 million for normal distribution and 0.1 million for Indipex-2011)
Miniature Sheets : 0.3 Million (0.2 million for normal distribution and 0.1 million for Indipex-2011)
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Nutan Samarth
Born on Jun 4, 1936 at Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India [now Mumbai]
Died on Feb 21, 1991 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Nutan, top Hindi 60s star was introduced to films by her mother, Shobhana Samarth, in Hamari Beti. Her screen image was moulded by Bimal Roy (Sujata, Bandini) and by those who continued in the Roy tradition: Hrishikesh Mukherjee (Anari), Bimal Dutt (Kasturi) and Sudhendu Roy (Saudagar). She was known for an equal flair at performing in both serious and light hearted cinema, shifting with ease from Saraswati Chandra to ‘Tere Ghar Ke Samne‘, from roles with Kishore Kumar and Dev Anand to Ashok Kumar and Balraj Sahni. She performed romantic roles with a forthy uninhibitedness such as the Filmistan musical ‘Paying Guest‘ and could enact character roles of her later years with equal dignity. She brought a stunning authenticity to her roles in films such as ‘Sujata‘, ‘Seema‘ and ‘Bandini‘.
- Text : Text provided by the Film Archives.