Category: Bollywood

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Simple Kapadia

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On July 21, 2010
Born on August 15, 1958, Simple was the younger sister of actress Dimple Kapadia. She started her career at the early age of 18 and made her debut with Rajesh Khanna in Anurodh in 1977. However, she failed to establish herself as a prominent actor. She worked in at least 10 films. Simple quit acting […]
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Unlettered and unrepentant, Mehboob’s genius lay in his ability to make exciting cinema in concurrence with his strong socialist beliefs (his banner depicted the hammer and sickle). The subliminal motif in most of his famous films was: the oppressed poor pitted against the oppressive rich — whether it was the woman (Nargis) against the zamindar […]
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Bimal Roy’s fascination with the outer limits of the human experience gave cinema some of its most unforgettably complex characters. For instance: Kalyani of Bandini, whose murder of her ex-lover’s wife is not morally justifiable; the outcaste Sujata, labouring under an inferiority complex; the defeatist Devdas; the vengeful sprite Madhumati; and Sambhu Mahato, the ever-toiling […]

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

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

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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 industry, the few films that she acted in are all remembered for her outstanding performance. Born Roma Sen, Suchitra Sen’s first film […]
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