Category: Actors & Actresses

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Mumtaz Shanti was a very popular movie star of the 40’s and her film Kismet (1943) is regarded as one of the biggest hits of Hindi cinema. Mumtaz started her career in the early thirties in Lahore, by working in a local theatre. She got a break in Lahore’s Mangti and was lured to Bombay. […]
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Nina

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On November 8, 2009
Nina was introduced by director W.Z. Ahmed in Ek Raat (1942) as the ‘mysterious Nina’ in a country-wide publicity campaign. After the success of the film, she left her husband Mohsin Abdullah and married W.Z. Ahmed. She worked in many of her husband’s home productions under the banner of Shalimar Pictures. After partition, the couple […]
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A popular playback singer, Mukesh was born Mukesh Chand Mathur. He was initiated into films as an actor by his cousin Motilal. Mukesh’s first song was a ghazal, ‘Dil bujha to phasl-e-bahaar kya’ composed by Ashok Ghosh for the film Nirdosh where he co-starred with Nalini Jaywant. He went on to act and sing in […]
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Naseem Bano

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On November 7, 2009
It may not ring a bell with young Pakistanis, but Prechehra Naseem Bano’s name will revive septuagenarian’s nostalgic memories of subcontinental cinema’s early magical days. Few film celebrities of the Indian cinema could win popularity and fame of such unprecedented scale in the relatively short period of time that the captivatingly beautiful actress Naseem Bano […]
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