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Nanda: Veteran Bollywood actress dies

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Image caption Nanda acted with some of Bollywood's top stars

Veteran Bollywood star Nanda has died of a heart attack aged 75.

The actress passed away at her residence in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, family members told reporters.

She began her career as a child artist in the 1950s and later went on to act in a number of films as a heroine and a supporting actress

Among her well known films are Jab Jab Phool Khile, Gumnaam, Teen Deviyan, The Train and Ram Laxman. She retired from acting in 1982.

Her death came as a "shock as she did not have any history of illness", a family member told the Press Trust of India news agency.

Nanda acted with top Bollywood actors like Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman, Rajesh Khanna - and Shashi Kapoor, with whom she starred in eight films.

Her other films included Ahista Ahista, Mazdoor and Prem Rog in which she played supporting roles.

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