Aarti Puri

Other names of Aarti Puri: Aarthi Puri, Arti Puri
Birthday: 08-01

Aarti Puri was born on 8th January in Punjab, India. She is an Indian Television and Movie Actress and a Model, who started her career in 2010 with regional cinemas and then moved on to the small screen. Aarti has been amusing her fans by the variety of roles she has played. As far as the regional film is concerned, Aarti played a role in "Khich Ghuggi Khich", a Punjabi comedy, and in "Nalaik" and delivered her best.

In television, Aarti is known for many roles that include the character of Trishna, where she was cast to play the parallel lead alongside Drashti Dhami, who played the main lead in the show “Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon” and her character in the movie “Deswa”.

In 2013, she played Gauri in an Indian movie titled Ramaiya Vastavaiya directed by Prabhu Deva where she was highly appreciated for her acting skills. Aarti Puri is a Promising Actress and no doubt can earn a big place for herself in the Indian Film Industry if she continues to work as hard as she is doing now. Aarti Puri fans would be delighted to see her in upcoming projects she has been working on.

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Aarti Puri (born 8 January) is an Indian Television and Movie Actress and a Model. She played the role of Trishna in the TV series “Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon”. She is a veteran in the show business as she first appeared in the movie “Ishq Nachavye Gali Gali” in the year 1996. She has also acted in regional movies, some of them are Tabaahi, Mysteries Shaque (2004), Nalaik (2005).

She also acted in Ramaiya Vastavaiya in which she played the character of Gauri. But the movie for which she was noted most was “Kadhal Express”, a Tamil Movie in which she looked very glamorous and performed very well in bold and intimate scenes. She looked stunning in this movie alongside Ahad Hasan. She has a strong fan base down south, and she is looking forward to enhancing it.

She has a voluptuous body, and she knows what people want to see. One thing must be noted about this pretty lady is that she is open to working for any language that is a common trend of the recent years. Currently, she has bagged a role in " Action Jackson", a movie being made in collaboration between Ajay Devgn and Prabhu Deva. We wish her all the best for her future.

 

 

Zohra Sehgal Hindi Actress

Zohra Sehgal

Zohra Sehgal is a veteran Indian actress and also a famous choreographer on her era. She was born on April 27, 1912 and died on July 10, 2014. Zohra’s real name is Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtazullah Khan. She was born from an old Muslim household in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh in India. Her parents are Mumtazullah Khan and Natiqua Begum who belong to the Rohilla Pathans community. Zohra is the third in the family and she usually plays games for the boys and climb trees. She lost her left eye vision when she was just one year old due to glaucoma. She was treated in Birmingham hospital with a cost of £300. Her mother died when she was very young. She studied at Queen Mary College in Lahore, Pakistan, an institution that is strictly for the girls. Zohra decided not to get married after seeing the failed marriage of her sister; instead, she pursues her career. Her aunt from Europe took Zohra to Mary Wigman’s Ballet School in Dresden, Germany and she became the first Indian to study ballet on that institution. She stayed at Dresden for three years and she studied modern dance. She stayed with the Countess Liebenstein residence. She got a chance to watch the Uday Shankar’s (Indian dancer and choreographer) Shiv-Parvati ballet while they were in Europe. She was impressed on the show so she met Uday backstage. Uday gave her word to Zohra that he will give her a job when she came back to India. After some time, she got a telegram from Uday and told her if she can join them in Japan for a show. In 1935, she joined the troupe and started dancing in Japan, Europe, US and Egypt. She became a leading lady opposite Simkie, a French dancer. Uday went back to India in year 1940 and Zohra became a teacher in Uday’s cultural center in Almora. From there, she met Kameshwar Segal, her husband who is not just a dancer, but a scientist and a painter as well. They have two children namely, Kiran and Pavan. Her daughter, Kiran wrote her biography in 2012 entitled, Zohra Sehgal: Fatty. Zohra and her husband’s journey as a dancer and choreographer started until they came back to Mumbai. Zohra’s sister, Uzra Butt works in Prithvi Theater so she also joined the theater in 1945 and work for the next fourteen years. In 1945, she also joined the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and performed in various plays. She was debuted in the film industry through the first production of IPTA under the direction of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas in 1946. The film was entitled, Dharti Ke Lal, followed by the Hindi film, Neecha Nagar. This film is the first Indian film to receive critical international award and got the Palme d’Or award in Cannes Film festival. She was still mostly involved in theater works and she came to knew several artists and celebrities. She acted in all parts of India including some jails like Ferozepore where she also got the chance to watch an execution. In 1959, her husband died and she decided to move to Delhi. She became the director of Natya Academy. In 1962, she moved to London and met Ram Gopal. She performed in the short story, The Rescue of Pluffles by Rudyard Kipling in 1964. She also performed in some episodic of the British show, Doctor Who from 1964-1965. She became an anchor in 26 episodes of Padosi, a television series of BBC. The next two decades, Zohra’s career was intermittent but she still appeared in several films but with small roles only. She got her first major break in films in London under the Merchant Ivory Productions. She was seen in 1982’s The Courtesans of Bombay under the direction of James Ivory. This leads her to do the role of Lady Chatterjee in the British TV serial, The Jewel in the Crown in 1984. Then she started to do television shows like the Tandoori Nights and films like My Beautiful Laundrette. Zohra returned to India in 1990s and resides in Burdwan. She performed in various films, television serials and plays. She also went to Pakistan and around India to perform. She was also active in many Hindi movies in 1996 doing grandmother roles. Some of her Bollywood films include Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Dil Se, Saaya, Kal Ho Naa Ho and many more. She was confined in Max Hospital in South Delhi last July 9, 2014. She had pneumonia but on July 10, 2014, she died with a cardiac arrest. She was cremated in Lodhi Road Crematorium in Delhi but her memories lives forever.

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