Real Name – Chand Usmani
Profession – Actress (Side Heroine / Character Actress)
Most Active/Popular Decades – 1950s / 1960s
Religion – Muslim
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Date of Birth – N/A
Date of Death – N/A
Debut Film – Jeevan Jyoti (1953)
Last Film – Lohe Ke Haath (1990)
Significant others in the Film Industry – N/A
Miscellaneous Info – Chand Usmani entered films via a talent contest (Kolynos Toothpaste Smile). Producer/Director A.R. Kardar was a co-sponsor, and he selected her as the leading lady opposite Shammi Kapoor for his upcoming film Jeevan Jyoti (1953). Incidentally, Jeevan Jyoti was also Shammi Kapoor’s first film.
But later all she got was secondary roles and for no discernible reasons. Yet Chand continued to give vivid portrayals whatever the role and continued working till the late 1980s. She also won Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Pehchan (1970).
Related Youtube Video – Asha Bhosle singing for Chand Usmani and Kishore Kumar singing for himself in Baap re Baap (1954), music by O.P. Nayyar.