Usha Kiran was a leading actress in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati films in between 1945-1965. She was born in a Maharashtrian Brahmin family on April 22, 1929, in Hyderabad. She accepted acting in stage and theater because her father wanted her to earn money and live an independent livelihood. In the beginning, she disliked acting and wanted to lead a homely woman life.

It was then Uday Shankar spotted her on stage and offered her a small role in film Kalpana. She was asked to give shoot for the film in Madras. However, due to Uday Shankar’s hot temperament she was asked to leave the shooting as Usha did not comply with the directorial ability of Uday Shankar. Yet Usha Kiran credits Uday Shankar for grooming her talent. Later, filmmaker Amiya Chakraborty offered her a heroine role in film ‘Gauna’. The film flopped but Amiya signed her in his next project where she played Shashikala’s mother.

Sooner, she received offers in Gujarati and Marathi films. Her film ‘Patita’ was a big hit. Later on, she appeared in films like Baadbaan with Dev Anand, Musafir with Dilip Kumar. Nazrana with Raj Kapoor, Kabuliwala with Balraj Sahni, Dhobhi Doctor with Kishore Kumar. This actress also acted with Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and other leading actors of her time.

During her film career, she also fell in love with filmmaker Amiya Chakraborty, since he was already married their love story could not proceed further. She then took a wise decision to withdraw from Amiya’s life and tied a knot with Dr. Manohar Kher in 1954. Later she quit acting for time being and concentrated on her role as a housewife. This actress got better supporting actress role in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films such as Chupke Chupke, Bawarchi, Mili etc. Her daughter Tanvi is an actress who is married to Shabana Azmi’s brother Baba Azmi. Her son Adwait Kher is also a successful model. She passed away on March 9, 2000, in Nashik.

Ushasie Chakraborty

Ushasie Chakraborty is an Indian film Actress, who works in films based in the Bengali ascent. She was born in Kolkata, West Bengal India. She is the daughter of Shyamal Chakraborty, who is the leader of Communist Party of India. This party was found on 26 December 1925.This party is now given the tag of National party by the India’s Election Commission. This party has a special significance as it is continuing to have a single electoral symbol from day one and here are no changes in it. Ushasie Chakraborty, a lady with immense grace and beauty, has done a commendable portrayal of her skills in movies like Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona, which in English means Ranjana, I won’t be coming back, is a film released in the year 2011 and consists of rock music accompanied by the Indian drama. The film was a major hit and has won national awards for best music direction and best Bengali feature film. The film was directed by director Anjan Dutt; Bedroom released in the year 2012 by Mainak Bhaumik. In 2011, Ushasie Chakraborty gave an interview in which she shared that she thinks that her father’s political career and the image has proved to be a disadvantage for her filmy career though in the same year we saw her campaigning for her father’s party before the elections were to take place. Ushasie Chakraborty’s notable work was in the film Byomkesh Bakshi, which was released on the 13th of August 2010, in which Ushasie Chakraborty played the role of Satyabati. It is a fictional film related to crime and its detection by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. He played an important and active part in Bollywood also. The director chose Ushasie Chakraborty as she was a fresh face and a typical Bengali woman as told by him in one of his interviews. Ushasie Chakraborty is a fan of Anjan Dutt’s directorial skills, and she confesses it openly. She has said in one of the interviews that she is an unconventional person. Ushasie also said that she wanted to adopt a girl child.

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