About Sharmila Tagore
A chance encounter with Satyajit Ray at age 13 brought to the Indian screen Sharmila Tagore, in her debut film Apur Sansar. In 1964, Kashmir Ki Kali launched Sharmila to instant stardom in Indian mainstream cinema.
Sharmila has won several awards for her performances and was honoured by the Government of France in 1999, and presented the Officier de LÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters).
Sharmila supports socio-cultural and community projects like KATHA, an organization for under-privileged women and children that translate regional literature into English. In December 2005 she was chosen as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has led the Censor Board of India.