Mala Sinha is a legendary actress of Bollywood fame, having acted in a number of Hindi movies, several Bengali movies and even a Nepali movie as well. Born to ethnic Nepali parents in Calcutta of British India on November 11th 1936, she was named Alda but her name has been changed to suit the Bollywood, the then Bombay Cinema world. (Actually, it was said that she was teased at school with the then famous cooking oil ‘Dalda’, and hence the name change.) All through the 50s, 60s, and the 70s, she has entertained her huge fan base with her beauty and acting talent. She is a Scorpio and is 157 cm (5’2”) tall. Mala Sinha has married her husband Chidambar Prasad Lohani in the year 1968 and they have a daughter born in July 1969 by the name Pratibha Sinha who is also a celebrated Indian actress.

Mala Sinha is famous for the song, ‘Mere Mehboob’, which she sang with ManharUdhas in the 1972 Hindi movie “Lalkar” by Ramanand Sagar, and her character’s name in the movie was ‘UshaChoudhury’. Her proposal to actor Sanjay Khan at the very sets of the 1966 movie “Dillagi” (directed by S.N. Banerjee but he had his initials as just S) was turned down by the actor himself reportedly because of his then existing engagement with ZarineKatrak, a top model, at that time. This was a much-talked about incident at that time as Mala was the most sought after single woman then. Sanjay Khan went on to marry Zarine in 1955 and Mala went on to marry Chidambar Prasad Lohani in 1968. Chidambar Prasad was an estate owner in Nepal and was her hero in the only Nepali movie (“Maitighar” - the 1966 Nepali classic under B.S.Thapa direction) she has acted for which she had been to Nepal where they fell in love.

She was good in singing and dancing even from an early age, and was an AIR approved singer who has appeared in stages as well, singing in several languages and entertaining the audience, till the late 70s. In Bengali, she has started with the 1952 movie “Roshanara” which was directed by Ardhendu Bose, and the last one yet is the 1977 “Kabita” that was directed by Bharat Shamsher. But even before “Roshanara”, she was a child artist in several Bengali movies, like, “ShriKrishanLeela” and the religious “Jai Vaishno Devi”. In Hindi, she has started with the 1954 Guru Dutt starrer “Suhagan” which was directed by Anant Mane, though some reports suggest that the movie “ Badshah” of the same year, directed by Amiya Chakrabarty, was her first Hindi venture. Her last one yet is the 1994 “ Zid” that was directed by Esmayeel Shroff. Almost throughout her career in the 50s to 70s she remained in top 3 spots and her films made good at the box office.

Notable amongst her more than 100 movies are, Guru Dutt’s “ Pyaasa” of 1957, Yash Chopra’s “DhoolKaPhool” of 1959, the Mohan Kumar directed movie “Anpadh” and the B.R Panthulu directed movie “DilTeraDeewana”, both of 1962, the Sunil Dutt with the great Ashok Kumar combined starrer, B. R. Chopra’s “Gumrah” of 1963, the Manoj Kumar starrer Himalay Ki Godmein of 1965, and the Dharmendra starrer of 1968, RamanandSagar’s“ Aankhen”. She had once said in a press interview that in the 60s she was offered two Hollywood movies, as lead heroine, but her father who was looking after her had refused them, pleading excuse and saying that she would not act in such movies where Western levels of intimacy prevailed and which culture was not acceptable to his Daughter of India’s ethics and ways. She was nominated for many awards and has won several of them.

The 1965 and 1966 Best Actress BFJA awards for the movies “JahanAra” directed by Vinod Kumar, and “Himalaya Ki God Mein” directed by Vijay Bhatt, respectively, were preceded by nominations for the Filmfare Best Actress Awards for those movies, and also for the Yash Chopra directed 1960 movie, “DhoolKaPhool”, and the T. Prakash Rao directed 1964 movie, “Bahurani”. She has won the 2004 Sikkim Samman Award that was given by the Sikkim government.

The next year, the then Nepal government honored her with a Felicitation. In 2007, she was presented with the “Star Screen Lifetime Achievement Award”, both she and her co-star of 10 films Biswajit being called on to the stage together. Another Lifetime Achievement award, this time it was from “Kelvinator GR8! Women Awards”, initiated by the Kelvinator Company and the GR8! TV Magazine was presented to her in the year 2013. The same year, she gave a press statement that she was rejecting the “DadasahebPhalke Award” due to the invitation card not having her name printed on it. As of 2015, she is living quietly with her ailing mother and daughter at her home in Bandra, Mumbai

Mahima Mehta Hindi Actress

Mahima Mehta

Mahima Mehta is a successful Model and a young Bollywood Actress, who has debuted in her early twenties, with a small role in the 2005 Shah Rukh Khan and Mahima Chaudhry starrer “Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye ”. She then went on to star in the 2007 Aroop Adhikari movie, “Dahek: A Restless Mind” as ‘Monalisa’, as ‘Preet’ in the Gaurav Trehan directed movie of 2008, “Hashar: A Love Story”, as Divya - a cameo role - in the 2008 movie that starred Sunil Shetty as ‘Gopi’, “Mr. White Mr. Black”, and as ‘Sumitra’ in the Nisha Chainani’s 2009 movie, “42 Kms”. Mahima Mehta was born on May 9th, in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, India. She is a Taurus by her sun sign. She is a model and also a fashion model, and other than fashion and boutique shows, she has appeared in advertisements for more than 200 products and brands, including, Bharathi Cement (co star Surya), Everest Masala (co-star Anjala Zaveri), Labonito Induction Cooker (co-star R. Madhavan), Coca Cola (co star Hrithik Roshan), Olay Total Effects (co-star Susmita Sen), Royal Stag (co-stars Katrina Kaif and also Saif Ali Khan), Haywards 5000 Soda (co-starring Sunil Shetty and the superstar Sanjay Dutt), and in Orient PSPO advertisement with Cricketer M S Dhoni. Mahima Mehta has completed and has obtained a 10-months PG Diploma in Marketing and Advertisement from St. Xavier’s College of Mumbai. This Advertising & Marketing Communication Course from the Xavier Institute of Communications specializes in advertising and in conducting promotions in different mass media sources and in the entertainment field in general. Before moving to Mumbai to pursue this Course, she was studying at The Bhopal School Of Social Sciences, near Habibganj Naka, Bhopal, also known as BSSS, and has obtained a B.Com degree. On August 18th of 2008, she has reportedly published her video on YouTube - her Skydiving adventure with her male friend at Long Island, New York, USA.

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Mallika Kapoor

Mallika Kapoor a ka a Malika is a Bollywood actress and a Model. She has acted in the Hindi movie of 2004, Onkar Nath Mishra’s “Dil Bechaara Pyar Ka Maara”, donning the character ‘Neela’. She has acted in many regional films of the South, including Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. Mallika Kapoor was born on April 25th 1985 in New Delhi, and belongs to a Punjabi family that can be called as middle class. While her mother is a house maker, her father works as a sailor in the merchant navy. She is 167 cm (5’5”) tall, and is a Taurus, as per her Sun Sign. Her first movie in the South was the Prithviraj Sukumaran starrer, “Athbhutha Dweepu”, the Malayalam film that had won many State awards for the year 2005. Her character’s name was ‘Radha’ in that film. Next came her Tamil debut movie of 2006, “Azhagai Irukkirai Bayamai Irukkirathu” (as the character - Jyothilakshmi - ‘Jo’), directed by S.D. Vijay Milton. In the same year, another Tamil movie had her in the lead (as Anjali), opposite to Arjun, and this was the legendary regional actress Sujata’s last movie before her death -“Vathiyar”, directed by A. Venkatesh. In 2006, she was cast in the Telugu movie “Allare Allari” (as ‘Priya’) that was directed by Muppalaneni Shiva. She has acted in many regional films since then; In 2007, the Tamil movie, “Puli Varudhu” directed by G. V. Kumar, in the character, ‘Gitanjali’ - the Kannada movie, “Savi Savi Nenapu” directed by Santhosh Rai Pathaje, in the character, ‘Preethi’. In 2008, Mallika was cast in the Malayalam movie “Madampi” directed by B. Unnikrishnan - “State Rowdy”, as ‘Priya’, the Telugu movie under the banner Gelaxi Multimedia, with young actor Sivaji - and the Kannada movie, “Ganga Kaveri”, directed by Vishnukanth, in the character, ‘Kaveri’. In the year 2009, she was cast in the Tamil movie, “Anthony Yaar?” as the character, ‘Manju’, which was directed by C. T. Pandi - G. Muraliappas’s “Solla Solla Inikkum”, another Tamil movie, as ‘Anuradha’ - and the Kannada movie, “Hushaar” directed by Akshatha. In 2010, Mallika was cast in the Malayalam movie, “The Thriller” directed by B. Unnikrishnan - a cameo as the Interviewer in the Tamil movie, “Theeradha Vilaiyattu Pillai” by Thiru - and as the character, ‘Annie’ in another Malayalam movie, “Advocate Lakshmanan (Ladies Only)” directed by Pappan Payattuvila. Come 2011, and Mallika Kapoor has acted in Lenin Rajendran’s “Makaramanju”, the Malayalam movie that was remade in the year 2013 in Tamil as “Apsaras”, and in Telugu as “Ravi Varma”. These films have created controversies at that time, as Lenin Rajendran’s story and depiction of the legendary Painter King Raja Ravi Varma had become the subject of disagreement when the movies were released. In the same year 2011, she has acted in two Telugu movies; “Police Veta”, directed by B. Unnikrishnan, and “Veedu Manavaade” directed by Nethaji. She has also acted in two Kannada movies in that year; the Yash starrer “Mungarina Modala Hani” directed by Amit, which reportedly had releasing issues, and Harish Raj’s “Gun”.

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Mallika Kapoor Hindi Actress