Nanda was born on 8th January 1939, she is daughter of actor-director of 1930s and 1940s Vinayak Damodar Karnataki. Her father died when Nanda was just a child.
Nanda did work as child artist in films like Jaggu in the early 50’s but it was V. Shantaram who gave Baby Nanda a big break by casting her in a successful brother-sister saga Toofan Aur Diya (1956).
Although Nanda starred in a number of major hits, including the sensational 'Jab Jab Phool Khile', 'Gumnaam', 'Teen Deviyan', 'The Train' and several others, it was as a supporting star that she excelled most often. Her innocent looks, expressive eyes and voice and low-key acting style made her a natural choice for many realistic roles. And her relative lack of oomphy sex appeal gave her a wholesome ...» read full biography