Achala Sachdev Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Date of Birth May 3, 1920

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m)
Weight 132 lbs (60 kg)
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Black
Hair Color White
Known For Rahi (1952)
Full Name Achala Sachdev
Profession Actress
Nationality Indian
Date of Death April 30, 2012
Place of Death Pune, India
Cause of Death Respiratory Failure
Birthplace Peshawar
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Achala Sachdev is a veteran Indian actress, born on 3rd May 1920 in Peshawar, pre-partition. She made her identity by giving breathtaking performances in Classical films in Hindi cinema. She acted in Bollywood and South-Indian films where she got huge applause from the viewers. She started off her career as a child star and constantly worked in movies. She later became famous for playing mother, grandmother roles in Hindi movies. And her most popular film credits are ‘Waqt’ in 1965, in which she portrayed the role of Balraj Sahni’s wife. Also, she is known for playing the role of Kajol’s grandmother in ‘Dilwale Dulhania Lejayenge’ which was released in 1995.


Initially, Achala Sachdev worked for All India Radio, Lahore,pre-partition era. Then she worked at All India Radio in Delhi. In 1938, she made her film debut through ‘Fashionable Wife’, and then she didn’t look back. She appeared in more than 130 Hindi movies. She also acted in Yash Raj Films, such as; Daagh: A Poem of Love’ released in 1973, and other movies, like; Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995, starring Shahrukh Khan and Kajol as a lead. Among others, Mera Naam Hai Joker, Prem Pujari, Hare Rama Hare Krishna, and others are on the hit list. She also acted in some English films, such as; Nine Hours To Rama, directed by Mark Robson in 1963. Well, the veteran actress established her prolific career for which she got immense popularity in her career life.


The actress won several awards and honors, but Achala Sachdev always considers the fame and lasting success of her acting career-and that be her biggest life achievement.

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Achala Sachdev Education

Qualification High School Graduated

Achala Sachdev Career

Profession: Actress

Known For: Rahi (1952)

Net Worth: USD $1 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Clifford Douglas Peters

Children: 1

Son(s): Jyotin Peters

Achala Sachdev Favorites

Hobbies: Listening Music

Favorite Color: White

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