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Unknown Dancer/Actress – Need your Help


Unknown Dancer/Actress – Need your Help

I got this email from a gentleman Mr Mark Storer who is trying to get more information on his mother-in-law, who was an unknown Bollywood dancer/actress of 1940s. Perhaps her screen name was Sweet Segundra and real name Dorothy Frampton. Even though there is little hope, if you have any information on this actress, or if you have seen her in any Hindi films, please let us know too. Her face looks very familiar though. Here is the story

“I wonder if you could help me. I have been trying to find some information on my mother in-law who is now deceased.
She was born in Secunderabad on April 16th 1925, her name was Dorothy Frampton… move the story forward to mid 1940’s… i believe she was a Bollywood Dancer/Actress under the name of Sweet Segundra??? and other names?? She got married in Bombay around 1944 to Leyland Preston (Believed to be the Fire Chief Of Bombay???) and had a Daughter Bernadette Preston (1945).

I know that she mixed with the film-stars of that time and had a very extravagant life style. That is all i know. She left India around 1957. She may have been in movies up to that date.
My sister in-law Bernadette says that when they left India for the UK as she had a heart condition, the advertising hoardings still had pictures of her everywhere in Bombay.

Can you help as i have run out of ideas on how to find any more information on her.

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  1. Hi Cineplot Team

    I am trying to find out about the Actress name Nazneen Begum on who’s life apparently movie named Darmiyaan was made in 1997/98, the character of Zeenat Begum is inspired by her. I have googled about her many times over many years but failed to get any information. If your team have anything on her , her pic or list of her movies please share.


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