Smita Patil, who passed away on December 13, 1986, will always be remembered as one of Indian cinema's finest actresses. She was just 31 when she succumbed to post-childbirth complications.
Her powerhouse performance in films like Arth, Mandi, Mirch Masala and Namak Halal -- to name just a few -- is still talked about in awe, her rare appeal continuing to haunt even 20 years after her untimely death.
rediff.com pays tribute to a rare talent on her 20th death anniversary. Join us by telling us which Smita Patil movies you loved.