Nimmi is the famous Bollywood actress who was at the peak of popularity during the 50s and early 60s. She was born in the year 1933 as Nawab Banoo. She was born to Abdul Hakim, a military contractor and Wahidan, a versatile actress cum singer in Agra. As her mother was a popular singer, she had a good relationship with the popular musicians in the cinema industry. One among the popular cinema people is Mehboob Khan, who was famous for making the movies. Nimmi’s mother died suddenly due to ill health and Nimmi was forced to live with her granny. Nimmi’s aunt Jyoti was a popular actress and her husband Durrani was also in the music field. Nimmi stayed with them. Once, her family friend Mehboob Khan asked her to watch the shooting of the movie Andaz, which was performed by Raj Kapoor. Raj Kapoor recommended Nimmi for his next film Barsaat to play opposite Prem Nath. The film got released in 1949 and hit the box office. With her unique style of acting, she was offered many films, and Nimmi was very selective. In the film Bedardi, Nimmi sang for herself. This is the only film, she sang. She was one among the proud artists, who were a part in India’s first Technicolor movie Aan. In 1954, she performed opposite Dilip Kumar in Amar. Though the film was not a commercial success, Nimmi was lauded by the critics and the audiences. With the film Danka, Nimmi took the role of a producer too. Her performance was excellent in that movie and she was lauded well. Love and God was the last movie performed by Nimmi. It was released in 1986. She avoided the offers and kept herself away from acting. Nimmi married Ali Raza, who was a popular screenplay writer in the Hindi films. This couple lived happily for 42 sweet years and Ali Raza completed his life journey in 2007.
Meenakshi Seshadri Hindi Actress

Meenakshi Seshadri

Meenakshi Seshadri was born as Shashikala Sheshadri in Dhanbad in the year 1963. Her career is full of Hindi films and a few Tamil films. Before making her debut, she won the Miss India contest in the year 1981 at her teens. She is from a Tamil family in Jharkand. Her parents trained her in many forms of classical dances such as Kathak, Odissi, Kuchipudi and India’s national dance form Bharata Natyam. Painter Babu was her first film in her career. This film is said to be a bilingual movie in Hindi and Telugu. Hero was her next film, which had Jackie Shroff as the lead. This film was a super hit movie and made Meenakshi to change her decision of quitting the acting. Aawara Baap, Paisa ya Paisa, Love Marriage and Lover Boy were her initial stage movies. Meri Jung was the highest yielded film of that year, which Meenakshi paired with Anil Kapoor. She has also acted with Rajini Kanth in Maha Guru. She has paired with almost all the top heroes of the day like Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Rajesh Khanna and Dilip Kumar. Meenakshi made her debut in her mother language Tamil through K. Bhagyaraj’s En Raththathin Ratthamae. This film was a remake of Anil Kapoor’s Mr. India. After a gap, she was called upon by the veteran director K. Balachander to act in his film. She nodded her head immediately to the director and paired Prabhu in that film. It was a successful film with hit songs by A. R. Rahman. She married Harish and settled in New York. In New York, she runs a dance school and teaches all the forms of Indian classical dance.

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Nishigandha Wad

Nishigandha Wad is a prominent Marathi actress, known for working in Hindi and Marathi film and television industries. She was born on October 11, 1969, in Mumbai. She took a doctorate at the University of Mumbai and become notable for her work on the Changing Role of Women In Society – Reflections from Marathi and British Theatres. At the age of seven, she received the Best Actress award at an inter-school drama competition. Since then, there is no looking back. At 12, she earned the National Scholarship of Dramatics Award by the Cultural Ministry of India. She was trained under the guidance of Smt. Sulabha Deshpande and became involved in acting, and subsequently trained classical Kathak under the guidance of her Guru, K. Rajkumar. The early years of her career were polished with the help of her mother, Dr. Vijaya Wad (a Marathi writer). Nishigandha was first introduced in the theater while she was still studying. She has performed in many stage plays and dance drama, and because of her versatility and brilliant talent in acting, she won critical acclaim and praises. Her first venture into television was with the Marathi serial, 'Avahan', from where she earned all awards for Most Popular Actress during the late 80s. Nishigandha considered it as one of her greatest achievement. She has been a part of the Marathi serial, 'Kulvadhu' and has acted in many episodes of Ramsay Brothers’ Zee Horror Show on Zee TV channel. She also donned television serials like 'Main Teri Parchhain Hoon', 'Sasural Simar Ka', 'Parichya Goshti', 'Parivaar', 'Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya', 'Khushiyon Kii Gullak Aashi', etc. She started working in commercial cinema and has acted in more than a hundred films including 'Salim Langade Pe Mat Ro', 'Karm Yodha', 'Daadagiri', 'Deewangee', 'Shejari Shejari', 'Eka Peksha Ek', 'Bandhan', 'Bala Jo Jo Re', 'Saasar Maaher', 'Janmadata', 'Alibaba Aur 40 Chor', 'Om Shanti – Fight for Peace', 'Rokkk', 'Shaapit', 'Ashi Hi Dyaneshwari', 'Nidar – The Fearless' and many more. She had the opportunity to act with notable actors and directors of the Marathi and Hindi film industries. Nishigandha became the speaker of the Religious Harmony Foundation’s Educational Lecture film in Mumbai. She is the Editor of the magazine, Charchaughi – The Face of Women, and has participated in many cultural events and delivered over a thousand lectures for the women empowerment. She also penned five books and three of them became received the prestigious state awards. Nishigandha is married to actor, Deepak Deulkar.

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Nishigandha Wad Hindi Actress

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