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Apur's Sansar

The actress made her debut with what turned out to be a cinematic landmark, Apu’r Sangsar. Translated as "The World of Apu", the Bengali work by Satyajit Ray narrates a heartbreaking story of ‘Apu’ played by Soumitra Chatterjee and is part of Ray’s iconic trilogy on ‘Apu’. Sharmila plays a young wife, the driver of a tender romance shared by the couple. Her unadulterated charm effortlessly lights up the screen even in its black-and-white gloom.

Birthday Special : 10 Sharmila Tagore movies that are a must watch for cine-lovers across generations

The doe-eyed diva carrying the legacy of the Tagore family decided to step into the movie business. From being a Devi to a bikini-clad stunner, to marrying a Nawab but not relinquishing her career for marriage, Sharmila had a long and successful innings in the industry.

In grace, in conduct, in mannerisms, she continues to be class apart from those she succeeded and those who succeeded her.

As she turns 75 today, we list out 10 of her most memorable movies that every movie enthusiast should watch.