Her performance in Cheeni Kum received extensive praise. She was also awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award, in 2010 for her work.
Bollywood stars and filmmakers such as Dia Mirza, Karan Johar and Shabana Azmi wished Zohra Sehgal on Twitter. They wrote:
Karan Johar @kjohar25
RT @sardesairajdeep: Zohra Sehgal turns 100 today; just one word to describe the grand young lady, wow!
Dia Mirza @deespeak
100th Birthday of the Grand Lady of Indian theatre and cinema Zohra Sehgal! What a journey!!! And what a Lady! #Salute #HappyBirthdayZohraji
Zohra Sehgal's daughter has written her mother's biography. A glimpse at images spanning over 75yrs n I'm awestruck! Must get my copy today.
Shabana Azmi @AzmiShabana
Zohra Aapa you are an inspiration to all of us.Saalgirah Mubarak aur behad ehtram ke saath salaam aapki zindadili ko
Anupam Kher @AnupamPkher
Zohra Sehgal the legendary actress turns 100 today. She is the symbol of Indian Cinema completing 100yrs. Happy Birthday GRAND LADY.:)
Ranvir Shorey @RanvirShorey
Happy Birthday, Zohra Sehgal! Shine on!