Birthday Special: Sharmila Tagore is the first bikini girl of Bollywood!

New Delhi, Dec 8: Versatile yet one of the most successful actress, Sharmila Tagore has taken over Bollywood in her own sweet way. Her excellent work in cinema has led many to love her deeply to date. Where, Sharmila turns 72 today, her being India's first ever lead actress to pull off a two-piece bikini for a magazine is still remembered.

It was years back, that despite being trapped in a string of controversies, her bold move to a bikini on screen almost destroyed her impression. However, Sharmila Tagore, at a very young age, became India's first lead actress to ever wear a two-piece bikini for a Filmfare magazine.

The bikini-clad cover ignited the fire in the industry and the country and was sold at the maximum number of copies in 60's. 

Even though she was shamed for her shedding saree and clothes and was called a publicity stunt by many, the diva still was bold enough to stand against the odds and era where women couldn't be imagined less than a 5m long saree!