Category: Bollywood

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[Back to Nalini Tarkhud’s Menu] The pioneers of the Indian films faced the problem of finding actresses who were beautiful and photogenic, as well as accomplished in singing and dancing. Women those days didn’t want to act on screen. Dada Saheb Phalke planning his first film finally managed to per­suade a prostitute to play the […]
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Khursheed Junior

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On October 26, 2010
Real Name:- Khursheed Notable Films:- Zamin (1943), Aashirwad (1943), Parakh (1944), Dr. Kumar (1944), Stunt King (1944),  Naghma-e-Sahara (1945) Other Info :- Meena Kumari’s elder sister Khursheed [Junior] was born in 1927 in Mumbai. Fluent in Urdu and English, she joined the film industry on the advice of Pandit Anand Kumar and appeared for the […]

Madan Theatres

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On September 17, 2010
Giant distribution corporation and studio which dominated India’s silent cinema. Built by Jamshedji Framji Madan (1856-1923) into one of the country’s premier Parsee theatre companies. J.F. Madan came from a middle- class Bombay Parsee family of theatre enthusiasts: his brother Khurshedji was a partner in the Original Victoria Theatrical Club while Jamshedji and another brother, […]
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H.S. Bhatavdekar

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On September 17, 2010
Harishchandra Sakharam Bhatavdekar Aka Save Dada. Almost certainly the first Indian film-maker. Professional still photographer often portrayed as an amateur, but, in fact, a businessman trading in cameras and film equipment on a nationwide basis. Made several shorts, including one on a wrestling match and one on the antics of monkeys. Best-known footage shows the […]
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