Vidya Sinha was an Indian actress, born in 1947 in Mumbai. She began her career as a model and was crowned Miss Bombay at the age f 18. Through her modeling work, she was discovered by the film director Basu Chatterjee
. She made her debut with the movie Raja Kaka (1974) but she became a renowned face through Chatterjee`s film Rajnigandha (1974). Her career took off and she worked on more than 30 movies over a period of ten years. Her best known films include Choti Si Baat (1975) and Pati Patni Aur Woh (1977). She has worked alongside big names including Shashi Kapoor
, Sanjeev Kumar
, Vinod Khanna
, and Shabana Azmi
. After a hiatus from acting, in the early 2000s, she returned to acting for television. Some of her TV shows include Bahu Rani (2000), Kavyanjali (2004) and Qubool Hai (2012-2015). Her last film was Salman Khan
(2011). In August 2019, in a Mumbai hospital, Vidya passed away due to respiratory failure.