Category: Bollywood

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As the leading light of three successive studios — Bombay Talkies, Filmistan and Filmalaya, Sasadhar Mukherji was justly famous for making films that represented cloth cut to the viewers’ exact proportions. In keeping with Himanshu Rai’s policy to employ graduates, Sasadhar, an MSc, was offered the chance to work with Bombay Talkies as a sound […]
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A director and producer, Karimuddin Asif is best remembered for his dazzling period epic, Mughal-e-Azam. Born in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, he started off as assistant to his uncle, filmmaker and actor S. Nazir. In 1944, Asif directed his first feature, Phool, written by Kamal Amrohi. Asif turned producer with Hulchal in 1951. Karimuddin Asif always […]

Pradeep Kumar

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On June 6, 2010

A noted Hindi and Bengali film actor, Pradeep Kumar is best remembered for his performances in Mughal period dramas. Born Sital Batabyal, Pradeep Kumar began his career in 1944 as an assistant to came

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Rehman

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On June 6, 2010
From the scheming publisher in Pyaasa to the loyal friend in Chaudhvin Ka Chand to the decadent husband in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Rehman played characters of all shades. Born in 1923 in Lahore (now in Pakistan), Rehman moved to Jabalpur where he completed his education. He joined the Indian Air Force, but quit soon […]

Suchitra Sen

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On June 6, 2010

Suchitra Sen may not have become the legend that she is in Bengali cinema, but she brought to Hindi filmdom grace, subtlety, and understatement. Though she had an all-too-brief career in Hindi film in

K.N. Singh

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On June 6, 2010

With his subtle, underplayed performances, Krishna Niranjan Singh gave the stereotypical villain of Hindi cinema a new dimension. He replaced histrionics with style and sophistication — the raise of

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Tun Tun. The name conjures up the image of a roly-poly, funny woman. She was christened thus by none other than Dilip Kumar. She was working with the thespian in her first film Babul which had Nargis in the romantic lead. And the impact that she made with her debut was so “heavy” that Tun […]
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