Amala Shankar

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Amala Shankar
অমলা শংকর
Amala Shankar - Kolkata 2011-05-09 2810.JPG
Amala Shankar in 2011
Born
Amala Nandy

(1919-06-27)27 June 1919
Died24 July 2020(2020-07-24) (aged 101)
Kolkata, India
NationalityIndian
OccupationDanseuse
Spouse(s)Uday Shankar
ChildrenAnanda Shankar, Mamata Shankar
Parent(s)Akhoy Kumar Nandy (father)

Amala Shankar (Bengali: অমলা শংকর; 27 June 1919[1] – July 24, 2020) was an Indian ballerina, actress and artist.[2] She is the wife of Uday Shankar and mother of Ananda Shankar and Mamata Shankar and sister-in-law of Ravi Shankar.[3][4] Shankar acted in the movie Kalpana directed by Uday Shankar.

Shankar acted in the movie Kalpana (1948). The movie was directed by Uday Shankar. Amala played the character of Uma. Amala Shankar attended 2012 Cannes Film Festival where the movie was screened.

Shankar died in Kolkata on July 24, 2020 at the age of 101.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kaura, Ajīta (1976). Directory of Indian Women Today, 1976. India International Publications. p. 45.
  2. "Biography of Amala Shankar". Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  3. "'Panditji never restricted himself to his craft alone'". Asian Age. 13 Dec 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  4. "Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar has died near his home in southern California". Reuters. 12 Dec 2012. Archived from the original on 15 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012.
  5. Renowned danseuse Amala Shankar passes away in Kolkata

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