Happy Birthday, Sharmila Tagore! An Ode to Your Timeless Elegance and Contemporary Style!
Sharmila Tagore Birthday Special - Timeless Elegance (Photo Credits: Archives)

We all know Sharmila Tagore as the veteran actor who lit up the silver screen with her dimpled smile, a striking screen presence, hairstyles and ensembles that spelt a big wow. As the veteran turns 75, jog down the memory lane with us as we reminisce some of her timeless styles that have made a riveting comeback and are relevant for us to emulate. Not the one to shy away from making bold style statements, Sharmila Tagore’s glorious affair with the vintage swimsuits is legendary. Her chiffon and georgette sarees, shiny diamonds, delicate pearls all constitute an inseparable and unforgettable part of her legacy. Sharmila raised her stakes with a beauty game that featured the bright red lip and an on the fleek winged eye. As the veteran turns 75, jog down the memory lane with us as we reminisce some of her timeless styles that have made a riveting comeback and are relevant for us to emulate. Sharmila’s personal sense of style features signature sarees, minimal makeup and easy hair buns. She defines her style as comfortable and classic.

Sharmila Tagore is the great-granddaughter of Indian Nobel poet Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, Sharmila and married the royal Nawab of Pataudi, Mansoor Ali Khan. Other virtues include heading the Indian Film Censor Board from 2004 to 2011, being the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and being part of the International Jury members of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. She is also a recipient pf the highest civilian award in the country, the Padma Bhushan in 2013. Here is a closer look at all her yesteryear styles that are relevant even today.

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Sharmila Tagore (Photo Credits: Archives)

Jewellery – Sharmila Tagore

Adorning her ensembles with delicate baubles like diamond and pearls, keeping it chic and simple has always been her mantra.

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Hairstyle – Sharmila Tagore

Low back buns, high beehive, loose side braid – you name it and Sharmila Tagore has nailed it!

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Sharmila Tagore Birthday Special - Timeless Elegance (Photo Credits: Archives)

Sarees – Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore looked beautiful even in the most glamorous roles and even in the de-glam ones. Pulling off those prints and plains with equal charm in georgettes, chiffons and silks, Sharmila Tagore’s saree styles are a steal, even today!

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Sharmila Tagore Birthday Special - Timeless Elegance (Photo Credits: Archives)

Winged Eyes – Sharmila Tagore

The perfect winged eye or the cat-eye found its muse in Sharmila Tagore. Her lovely doe-shaped eyes were the perfect windows to her beautiful soul.

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Sharmila Tagore Birthday Special - Timeless Elegance (Photo Credits: Archives)

Swimsuits – Sharmila Tagore

Making those bold moves, as was deemed in those days, Sharmila Tagore’s svelte frame is synonymous with monokinis and two-piece swimsuits – a trend that has made a huge comeback now!

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Sharmila Tagore Birthday Special - Timeless Elegance (Photo Credits: Archives)
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Sharmila Tagore Birthday Special - Timeless Elegance (Photo Credits: Archives)

Making a style statement in addition to being a versatile actor par excellence, we are in love with Sharmila Tagore, the trendsetter, the IT girl and a diva. Here’s wishing her a very happy birthday!