Meena Kumari

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Mahjabeen Bano[1] (Urdu: ماہ جبِیں بانو ‎), (1 August 1933[2][3] – 31 March 1972), better known as Meena Kumari(Urdu: مِینا کُماری ‎), was an Indian actress, singer and poet. She starred in classic movies of Hindi Cinema. She is known as the Cinderella of Indian movies.[4] She was active between 1939 and 1972. [5][6] She was born in Bombay.

She starred in 92 movies with her best being Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Pakeezah, Mere Apne, Aarti, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, Foot Path, Dil Ek Mandir and Kaajal. Her career lasted from 1939 to 1972.

Mumari died on 31 March 1972 at a hospital in Mumbai while in a coma from cirrhosis-related problems, aged 38.

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  1. Mehta 2016, p. 1916.
  2. "April 2 1954". Filmfare. Archived from the original on 11 May 2017. Retrieved 25 September 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Adrian Room (26 July 2010). "Meena Kumari". Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins. McFarland. p. 269. ISBN 978-0-7864-4373-4. Retrieved 22 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Meena Kumari – Interview (1952)". 19 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  5. Mohamed, Khalid (25 March 2016). "Remembering the Tragedy Queen Meena Kumari". Khaleej Times.
  6. "Meena Kumari – "The Tragedy Queen of Indian Cinema"". Rolling Frames Film Society.