Noted actor Prem Chopra, known for playing villainous roles, says he was fond of Nanda not only as an actress, but as a person.
"I did not have the privilege to work with her, but I admired her work a lot. She was a very warm and loving woman. She had no tantrums. I had met her socially she was good to talk," Chopra said.
"It is unfortunate that she is no more. My sentiments and prayers for the family. It is sad that a lovely woman like her has left us," he said.
Sunny Deol, whose father Dharmendra had worked with Nanda, said the news of her death saddened him.
"She was an iconic actress and a very good human being. It is sad that she has passed away. When we lose a wonderful human being like her, it definitely brings in sadness," Deol said.
Remembering Nanda, melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, says she was great friends with the actress from childhood and they met while Lata was working as a child artiste in Nanda's father Vinayak Damodar Karnataki's company.
"I feel sad to know that actress Nanda whom we used to call Baby Nanda has passed away. When she was 4-5 years old, she played the role of my younger brother in a film. I worked in Nanda's father, master Vinayakji's company as a child actress since 1943. I was great friends with Nanda and her elder sister Meena.
"I did playback for her since her first film 'Tufaan aur Diya'. She was a great human being, may her soul rest in peace," Mangeshkar, 84, recalled in a tweet.
"Saddened to hear that veteran actress Nandaji has passed away. Jab Jab Phool Khile & Gumnaam still remain favorites. End of an era. RIP," Madhur Bhandarkar.
"Just heard the sad news. Nanda ji RIP.. Always so dignified..," Rohit Roy.
"Na Na karte pyaar tumhi se kar baithe - RIP Nandaji," Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, recalling one of the famous songs picturized on the actress.