Birth: 03-05-1920 , Pakistan
Achala Sachdev (or Achla) is an Indian film actress who started her career as a child artist, but shot to fame for her character roles as mother and grandmother in Hindi films. Born in Peshawar in 1920, Achala Sachdev made her film debut with, 'Fashionable Wife' (1938), and went on to act in over a 130 Hindi films. Her most memorable roles were as Balraj Sahni's wife in the 1965 film, `Waqt`, and Kajol's grandmother in `Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge` (1995). She has acted in many Yash Raj Films, apart from acting in English language films like the Mark Robson film, `Nine Hours to Rama` (1963) and the Merchant Ivory film, `The Householder` (1963).