24 june 2011
Sadhana was born in 1941 as Sadhana Shivdasani, named after her father’s favourite actress, Sadhana Bose.Sadhana was home-schooled till she was 8 years old. Her family fled from Karachi in Pakistan during riots after the Partition.
Sadhana married director RK Nayyar in 1965. She and her husband formed a production company also. After Nayyar’s death in the 90s, Sadhana lives a quiet life, rarely seen in public.She continues to live in Mumbai, as a tenant of Asha Bhosle, for over 50 years, in the same house that has drawn her out in the open again, in a bitter confrontation.
Bollywood’s former style diva turned recluse, Sadhana, met Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil for unbiased mediation in her property dispute. A local court had summoned the actress earlier this month to record her statement in connection with a private complaint filed by builder Yusuf Lakdawala charging her for making defamatory statements against him.
Back in the 1960s, the stunning beauty had ruled the silver screen. With bumper hits like Mere Mehboob in her impressive resume, she was the ‘mystery girl’ of Hindi cinema. Embroiled in controversy, this is Sadhana’s latest appearance.