Smita Patil – Family, Fame & Facts
Name: Smita Patil
Birthday: 17th October 1955
Date of Death: 13th December 1986 (Complications after Childbirth – 31 years old)
Sibling(s): Brother Actor Anwar & Akhtar Hussain
Spouse: Bollywood Actor turned politician Raj Babbar
Children: Son – Smit Prateek
Parents: Father – Minister, Mother – Social Worker
Claim to Fame: Shyam Benegal’s Charandas Chor (1975) & her groundbreaking Art House films before pursuing more Masala mass films.
First Movie Success: Charandas Chor
Movies to Transform the Career: Charandas Chor, Nishant, Bhumika, Manthan, Bhavani Bhavai, Gaman, Chakra, Bazaar, Namak Halaal, Shakti, Aakrosh, Arth, Ardh Satya, Mandi, Qayamat, Sharaabi, Aaj Ki Awaaz, Thikana, Galiyon Ka Baadshah & Mirch Masala.
Family Connections: None. Got into industry as a news reader and discovered by Shyam Benegal.