Bio: Shobhana Samarth (17 November 1916 – 9 February 2000) was an Indian film actress, director and producer of Marathi ethnicity, who began her career in the early days of talkie movies in the Hindi film industry, and continued in lead roles into the 1950s. She started in Marathi cinema. Her first Hindi film Nigahen Nafrat, was released in 1935. She is best remembered for her portrayal of Sita in Ram Rajya (1943). In 1997, she was honoured with the Filmfare Special Award for her contribution to arts.
Born: 1915, Mumbai
Spouse: Kumarsen Samarth
Died: 9 February 2000, Pune
Children: Nutan, Tanuja, Chatura Samarth, Reshma Samarth