From Manthan to Shakti, here are Smita Patil's memorable performances over the years
Smita Patil is one of the few Indian actresses who have tasted success both in commercial as well as parallel cinema with brilliant films ranging from Manthan, Arth, Mandi, Shakti, Namak Halaal to name a few.
Smita Patil in Shyam Benegal's 1976 film, Manthan. Image via Facebook
The 1982 Ramesh Sippy blockbuster saw Patil opposite Amitabh Bachchan. Image via Facebook
In the 1983 film, Mandi, Patil was seen along with Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and others. Image via Facebook
The 1977 film Bhoomika, directed by Shyam Benegal, won Patil her first National Film award for Best Actress. Image via Facebook
In Mahesh Bhatt's 1984 film Arth, Patil featured as the 'other woman' in Shabana Azmi-Khulbhushan Kharbanda's happy married life. Image via Facebook
In the 1987 Ketan Mehta flick, Patil delivered one of her most iconic performances, as mentioned by the Forbes magazine. Image via Facebook