27 April 2012

Zohra Sehgal turns 100 today….


A very Happy Birthday to the great actress !!


Zohra Sehgal, The Grand Old Lady of Indian Theatre and Cinema


Zohra Sehgal (born 27 April 1912) is an Indian stage and film actress, who started her career as dancer with dancer Uday Shankar in 1935 and worked with him for the next eight years. She has appeared in many Bollywood films as well as English language films and television series. She is most known for her appearances in Bhaji on the Beach (1992), The Mystic Masseur (2001), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Dil Se.. (1998) and Cheeni Kum (2007); and the TV series, The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Tandoori Nights (1985–87), Amma and Family (1996). Considered the doyenne of Indian theatre, she acted with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and Prithviraj Kapoor's Prithvi Theatre for fourteen years, during the period travelled over India, with the troupe.

prithvi theatre

She was born a year before Indian cinema. Film, theatre and TV personality Zohra Segal, who turns 100 , has grown to be as colourful and entertaining as the industry itself.


Her zest for life, wit and charm, which have continued to inspire generations, remain unmatched, say entertainment industry veterans. "She is the most incredible woman I have ever met and one of the finest actresses I have ever seen," said filmmaker R. Balki, who roped her to play Amitabh Bachchan's bindaas mom in his 2007 film Cheeni Kum.

View : Indian Cinema on stamps

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails