Thursday, February 21, 2013

SULAKSHANA PANDIT

Sulakshana Pandit is a well known playback singer and actress who could act 
along with all eminent actors like 'Sanjeev Kumar,Amitabh Bachchan,Shammi Kapoor,Jeetendra,Rajesh Khanna,Vinod Khanna,Rishi Kapoor,Raj Babbar,Rakesh Roshan' etc.
She was born in Mumbai on 12 July 1954 and entered film field as a playback singer singing along with Lata Mangeshkar for the film 'Taqdeer' in 1967.
She has three brothers and three sisters and  most of the family members are  
talented personalities.Her father Pratap Narain Pandit was also a famous classical vocalist.Her sister Vijeta Pandit is also an actress of Bollywood films.
Her two brothers are music composers famous as 'Jatin Lalit'.Her uncle 'Pandit Jasraj' is accomplished classical vocalist.Her nephew Yash Pandit is an Indian T.V. actor.Nieces Sradha Pandit and Shweta Pandit are playback singers.
                          She became popular with the film 'Uljhan' of 1975 acting in lead role  opposite Sanjeev Kumar.In 76  Anil Ganguly's 'Sankoch' which was based on the novel 'Parineeta' boosted her acting career.Another film 'Hera Pheri' in which Amitabh Bachchan,Saira Banu,Vindod Khanna and Sulakshana were in pivot roles  was a super hit at the box office in 1976.
'Khandaan' which was directed by Anil Ganguly in 79 was a super hit film of Jeetendra and Sulakshana Pandit.'Bundal Baaz' was a successful comedy film in which Rajesh Khanna,Shammi Kapoor and Sulakshana were in lead roles.
In the film 'Apnapan' which was also a super hit movie, Sanjeev Kumar,Jeetendra,Reena Roy acted with her.
In the 1981 film 'Chehre pe Chehra' Sanjeev Kumar,Vinod Mehra Shatrughan Sinha,Rekha and Sulakshana were in the cast.
'Dharam Kanta' was a blockbuster film in which Rajesh Khanna,Raj Kumar,Jeetendra,Waheda Rehman,Reena Roy and Sulakshana acted.
Some of her other hits are 'Thief of Baghdad,Waqt ki Deewar,Do waqt ki Roti,
Madadgaar,Kala Suraj' etc.
She could act in a Bengali movie opposite Uttam Kumar.





She sang several songs in films of  different languages like Hindi,Bengali,Marathi,Oriya and Gujarati.She received Filmfare award in 1975 for Best Playback singer.
She released a music album of ghazals in the year 1980 titled 'Jazbaat'.
She is not active at present either as a singer or actor.
Selected Filmography
Salaakhen
Bundal Baaz
Hera Pheri
Khandaan
Chehre pe Chehra
Kala Suraj
Do Waqt ki Roti
Madadgaar
Dharam Kanta
Waqt ki Deewar
Apnapan
Uljhan
Sankoch
Thief of Baghdad

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