Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari (1 August 1932 – 31 March 1972), born Mahjabeen Bano, was an Indian movie actress and poetess. She is regarded as one of the most prominent actresses to have appeared on the screens of Hindi Cinema. During a career spanning 30 years from her childhood to her death, she starred in more than ninety films, many of which have achieved classic and cult status today.

Kumari gained a reputation for playing grief-stricken and tragic roles, and her performances have been praised and reminisced throughout the years. Like one of her best-known roles, Chhoti Bahu, in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Kumari became addicted to alcohol. Her life and prosperous career were marred by heavy drinking, troubled relationships, an ensuing deteriorating health, and her death from liver cirrhosis in 1972.

Kumari is often cited by media and literary sources as "The Tragedy Queen", both for her frequent portrayal of sorrowful and dramatic roles in her films and her real-life story.

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Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam - Reception
... extraordinary song picturizations and brilliant performances." It also praised Meena Kumari's performance "While each of the performances are spot on, if there is ... to be understood and loved - all elements evident in Meena Kumari's own life." Indiatimes Movies, while listing it as one of the "25 Must See Bollywood ...
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... Pooja Maharani Mai Baap Mera Salaam Mirza Sahiban Miss Bombay Miss India Miss Mary Meena Kumari, G ... Samundar Prem Nath Prem Nath, Bina Rai and Rajendra Nath Sant Raghu Sharada Meena Kumari, Raj Kapoor, Mahmud, Sheroo Shesh Naag Shyam Ki Jogan Suvarna ...
Phool Aur Patthar
... It starred Meena Kumari along with Dharmendra who played a villainous character (or Patthar, literally a Stone) whose inner good being (or Phool, literally a ... he takes off his shirt to cover the ailing Meena Kumari was one of the highlights of the movie ... also instrumental in making Dharmendra-Meena Kumari a popular couple and they went on to act in more movies like Chandan Ka Palna, Manjhli Didi and Baharon Ki Manzil after this ...
Filmfare Award For Best Actress - List of Winners - 1960s
... Sujata as Sujata Mala Sinha – Dhool Ka Phool as Meena Khosla Meena Kumari – Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan as Ratna 1961 Bina Rai – Ghunghat as Parvati / Jamuna Madhubala – Mughal-e-Azam ...
Meena Kumari - Biography
... One of the first biographies of Meena Kumari was written just after her death by Vinod Mehta in the year 1972 ... It was simply titled Meena Kumari ...