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Smita Patil (born: 17 October 1955; died: 13 December 1986) is an actress in Hindi films. Smita Patil was an active feminist in the Indian context and was also a member of the Women’s Center of Mumbai. She was fully committed to the issues of women and at the same time she preferred to work in films which could express the progress of women of urban middle class in traditional Indian society, their sexuality and the dreams of women facing social change.

Smita Patil was born on 17 October 1955 to a Kunbi Maratha family of Pune (Maharashtra) politician Shivajirao Girdhar Patil and social worker Vidyatai Patil.

He completed his studies at Renuka Swaroop Memorial High School, Pune.

He first encountered Camera as a TV newsreader in the 1970s. At that time she worked as a newsreader on the government news broadcaster Mumbai Doordarshan.

Smita Patil, who started her film career with Shyam Benegal’s “Nishant” in 1975, came out as a strong actress with the churn in 1976 and the role in 1977. He also received the first national award for the role of “Bhumika”. He was again honored with the National Award for his role in “Chakra”, based on the work of the famous Marathi litterateur Jaywant Dalvi.

In “Bazaar”, Smita Patil played the role of a Muslim girl, who became a witness to the deal of the woman in front of her eyes. In the morning of Jabbar Patel, he played the role of the wife of an officer who forms a relationship with another woman in the absence of his wife.

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In “Manthan”, she set an example by playing the role of a Dalit woman. His role in Sagar Sarhadi’s “Tere Shahar Mein” was completely opposite to his image. In Ravindra Peepat’s “Heir”, he played the role of being a childless widow. In the same “Bhoomika”, the complex psychology of the woman was realized on the big screen. Years ago, the emptiness that came into the film world due to the death of Smita Patil can never be filled. Today, even if we try to find him in Vidya Balan. This discovery may be seen to some extent in this heroine, but Smita, who is completely different from the common heroines, was labeled anti heroine by Shyan Benegal. His absence has disturbed Hindi cinema as well as world cinema.

Smita Patil personal life

Pune-born Smita’s father Shivajirao Patil was a minister and mother a social worker in the Maharashtra government. He got his initial education from a Marathi medium school. His first encounter with the camera was as a TV news reader. Smita’s big eyes and dark beauty have always been a bit rebellious and caught everyone’s attention at the very first glance.

Later, Smita Patil had a love affair with Raj Babbar, who eventually got married. Raj Babbar who was already married and left his first wife to marry Smita.

Commercial cinema

Along with this, she was awarded the ‘National Film Award’ for the second time for the film ‘Chakra’. In the eighties, Smita Patil also made her move towards commercial cinema. During this time he got an opportunity to work with superstar Amitabh Bachchan in films like ‘Namak Halal’ and ‘[Shakti (1982 film) | Shakti]]’, the success of which also established Smita Patil in commercial cinema.

In the eighties, Smita Patil maintained her harmony in commercial cinema as well as parallel cinema. During this time he had artistic films like ‘Dawn’ (1981), ‘Bazaar’, ‘Bhingi Palanken’, ‘Earth’ (1982), ‘Ardh Satya’ and ‘Mandi’ (1983) and ‘Dard Ka Rishta’ (1982), ‘ Commercial films such as Kasam Badne Ki ‘(1984),’ Aakhir Kyon ‘,’ Ghulami ‘,’ Amrit ‘(1985),’ Nazrana ‘and’ Dance-Dance ‘(1987) were screened in which Smita Patil acted Various forms were seen by the audience.

Strong acting

In 1985, Smita Patil’s film ‘Mirch-Masala’ was released. Set on the backdrop of Saurashtra’s independence, the film brought international fame to director Ketan Mehta. The film tells the story of a woman’s struggle between the communist system. The film is still remembered for the strong acting of Smita Patil.

Smita Patil received the award

  • National Film Awards (1977, 1980),
  • Filmfare Awards (1978, 1981,1982)
  • Padma Shri Award (1985)