Category: Actors & Actresses

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Manorama

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On November 15, 2009
Yesteryears actress Manorama, known for her comic and negative roles, died on Feb 15th, 2008. She was last seen in Deepa Mehta’s Oscar nominated Water. The portly woman with exaggerated eyelashes and expressions was popularly known for roles like the wicked aunt in Seeta Aur Geeta, Ek Phool Do Maali and Do Kaliyan. However, she […]
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Nasreen

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On November 8, 2009
Real name Zarina Agha, Nasreen was the daughter of actress Anwari and actor/music-director Rafique Ghaznavi, and mother of singing-star Salma Agha. She was cast as the leading lady in two pre-partition films Shahjehan (1946) and Ek Rooz (1947). She migrated to Pakistan after partition and married a wealthy carpet dealer in Karachi. One of her […]
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The last of Hindi cinema’s illustrious singer-actresses, Suraiya set a tradition that remains unrivalled and that largely ended with her reign at the top. Her acting style was a charming blend of dialogues and gestures, and was strongly reminiscent of the Muslim feudal era. Born in Lahore (now in Pakistan), Suraiya Jamal Sheikh began her […]
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Charlie

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On November 8, 2009
‘Palat Tera dhyan kidhar hai” – it was a typical honk of the champion comic of the pre-Partition Indian cinema. Noor Mohammad Charlie made a great splash in the sea of the Indian cine kingdom, when he entered the foray with his own zany jokes and word variations, apart from his pet phrases and lingual […]
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