Suraiya

Other names of Suraiya: Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh

In the 1940s and 1950s, Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh was a famous Playback Singer and an Actor in Bollywood industry. She was extremely famous for her work during her active years. Although Suraiya was not a professional in music, yet she, by her singing carved an identity for herself in the industry. In 1937, she sang for All India Radio for a children's program. She was an ardent follower of the very famous radio broadcaster Baba-e-Nasharayat. Early life Sheikh was born in the time of British era in Gujranwala, Punjab. Her father was the owner of a small furniture shop. During partition, her father decided to move to Lahore while Suraiya migrated to Bombay to her maternal grandmother and uncle. She did her schooling at a girl's school called J.B Petit High School for Girls. Islamic teachings in Persian was also given to her at home. Career Suraiya started her career as a child actor in the movie Usne Kya Socha (1937). Her maternal uncle Zahoor Ahmad helped her fetch roles in films as he used to play the role of villain in many movies. In 1941, Suraiya, along with Ahmad, her uncle, went to see a shooting in Bombay where she came in the notice of a great director Nanubhai Vakil. He did not have a choice of an actress to play the role of Mumtaz Mahal in the movie Taj Mahal, so he decided to give that part to Suraiya. She emerged as an actor while she was working for the children's program on AIR. At the age of 13, Suraiya Sheikh sang in the movie Sharda (1942). The legendary music director, Naushad Ali was the reason behind her successful singing career. He also became his mentor and gave her songs which proved hit. She performed brilliantly in her singing career and sang in various hit movies like Anmol Ghadi (1946), Dard (1947), Dillagi (1949) amongst other known movies. Ali composed around 51 songs for Sheikh and was at the second number for making the maximum number of songs for Suraiya. After working in the blockbuster, Taj Mahal, she rendered the project Tamanna in the year 1942. In this movie, she also sang with then-budding singer Manna Dey. It was a K.C Dey composition, a famous Actor, Music Director and Manna Dey's uncle. Suraiya began playing adult roles from the film Ishara (1943).

She sang two songs in this feature, Panghat pe Murli Baje and Baaghon Mein Koyal Boli. In the starting of her career as an adult star, she played supporting roles rather than playing lead roles. Her break for playing the lead role was in the movie Tadbir (1945). She considered Khwaja Khurshid Anwar as her favorite Music Director. After Pakistan had got the independence, Suraiya was loaded with opportunities as Noor Jahan Noor Jahan alias Noor is south Indian model turned >> Read More... and Khursheed Bano migrated to Pakistan. Sheikh was always one step ahead of her female contemporaries, Nargis, and Kamini Kaushal Kamini Kaushal is a popular film and TV actress. S >> Read More... because she used to sing her songs. By doing movies like Bari Behen (1949), Dillagi (1949) and Pyaar Ki Jeet (1948) she became the highest paid female actor in the industry. After a short while her movies started flopping and her established career started deteriorating. In 1954, she did a movie Mirza Ghalib Mirza Ghalib was a biographical television serial >> Read More... , which was her comeback. In 1963, she did her last movie Rustom Sohrab. In her entire career, she sang in about five to six films and acted in about sixty-five films. Personal life Suraiya was born in the British era but migrated to Bombay at a very young age. While working in the industry, she got romantically involved with Dev Anand Dev Anand would be nostalgically remembered by fil >> Read More... . They did several movies together like Vidya, Jeet, Nili, Sitare, Sanam amongst others. She fell in love with the great Anand during the shooting of Vidya. While shooting the film Jeet, Dev Anand proposed Suraiya by presenting her a diamond ring worth 3000 rupees at that time. However, Sheikh's grandmother did not permit this relation because they belonged to a different caste. For the rest of her life, Suraiya decided to remain unmarried. After the big release of Mirza Ghalib, India's then Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru praised her by complimenting her performance. She was a huge fan of Gregory Peck Gregory Peck was born in San Diego, California. He >> Read More... , who was a very famous Hollywood actor. Death Until her death, Suraiya Sheikh lived in her apartment Krishna Mahal in Mumbai. Sheikh died in 2004 at the age of seventy-four. After her death, she was hurried in Marine Lines, Mumbai.

Sunitha Varma Telugu Actress

Sunitha Varma

Sunitha Varma is a South-Indian model and actress, known for her roles in ‘Seetayya’ (Telugu), ‘Utsaaham’ (Telugu) and ‘Karungali’ (Tamil). Sunitha was born on May 30, 1980, in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She made her debut as an actress in the Telugu film ‘Neevente Nenunta’ in 2002. Hailing from the ancestry of Alluri Sita Rama Raju, Sunitha has appeared in several films in different languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. With a career spanning for over a decade, Sunitha is known by various other names like Radha Varma, Anju Varma and Janapriya in various film industries. Tamil Cinema: Sunitha marked her debut in Tamil cinema in 2005 with the film ‘Ori Murai Sollividu’. She changed her name to Janapriya in the Tamil film industry. This film was not noticed at all. Further, she acted in several other Tamil films with her original name. Her Tamil films include an experimental movie named ‘Iruvar Mattum’ which displays only two characters. Malayalam Cinema: Sunitha made her debut in the Malayalam film industry in 2008 and changed her name to Radha Varma. She acted in the successful comedy film ‘Crazy Gopalan’ with Dileep. She went on to act in various other Malayalam films after that. In 2011, she appeared in the successful Malayalam film ‘Seniors’ which marked the debut of the newcomer Vyshakh. Her most recent films include the 2015 Malayalam film ‘Wonderful Journey’ and the post-production Telugu film ‘Eedu Jodu’. Sunitha owns a website of her name that provides the latest news and updates on her upcoming projects and helps her fans get in touch with her.   Another Version of this Bio… Sunitha Varma is an Indian actress who has worked in South Indian movies. She has made her contribution to Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam industries. She has been a part of Kannada movies for a very long time. She has different stage names and is popularly known as Radha Varma, Anju Varma, and Janapriya.  She was born in Andhra Pradesh, India. She was born in a Telugu-speaking family. She belongs to the family of Alluri Sita Rama Raju. She was always interested in acting and had taken part in various drama competitions and won great appreciation. From a young age, she started doing theatre.  She made her debut in a Tamil movie ‘Oru Murai Sollividu’ in 2005. She played the character of Janapriya. The movie was not a hit and did not make a good mark in the theatres. She later became a part of movies like ‘6'2 ‘which was a crime thriller. The movie also starred Sathyaraj. She was even a part of an experimental film which had only two characters in it ‘Iruvar Mattum’.  In 2008, she took a step towards Malayalam film industry. She changed her name from Sunitha to Radha Varma and made an entry in the Malayalam cinema. Her first film in the industry was Crazy Gopalan. The movie was a comedy drama. She was starred opposite Malayalam superstar Dileep. The movie was directed by Deepu Karunakaran and was a huge hit and was active for many weeks in the theatres. She was seen in other movies such as Dr. Patient opposite Mukesh and Jayasurya.  She was recently seen in Wonderful Journey in 2015. She played the role of ​Devika in the movie. She was seen in the movie Achante Aanmakkal. The movie was directed by Chandrasekharan. The film was later dubbed in Tamil as ‘Narasimhan IPS’. She was a part of ‘Seniors’ by Vyshakh, which was his directorial debut. The movie was a huge success, and it starred Manoj K. Jayan. She played the role of Manoj’s wife, Fathima.  Her other filmography includes Eedu Jodu, Snehanjali, Oru Murai Sollividu, Utsaaham,  Neevente Nenunta, Fans and many more.       

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Heeba Patel

Hebah Patel is a young and gorgeous actress, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra. This Mumbai-wala is a budding artiste in the South Indian Film Industry. At a young age of twenty-two, she has acted in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil films. Hebah made her debut when she was a twenty-year-old, through the Kannada movie, titled Adhyaksha. The film is the official remake of the Tamil blockbuster movie, Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. Hebah became a known face in Kollywood, after acting in the movie Thirumanam Enum Nikkah that released in the year 2014. She played the role of a Muslim girl named Naseema, which was a vital character in the movie. The movie had high expectations but failed to impress the audience. Patel then stepped into Tollywood, by making her debut through the movie, Ala Ela. She played a character named Shruthi, and her acting and looks were praised by many critics. This movie gave her career a boost, and she signed up her second Telugu movie, Kumari 21 F that released in the year 2015. She played the lead role along with actor Raj Tarun. The movie revolves around the relationship between a chef and an upcoming model. This movie was a huge success. All the reviews of that movie spoke highly of Hebah Patel. Hebah is currently working in the Kollywood flick, Chennai Singapore that is to be released in the year 2016. She has been cast alongside Actor Arya’s brother Sathya. Another Version of this Bio… Hebah Patel is a beautiful Indian Model and Actress born on January 6, 1994. She has appeared in Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films. Hebha Patel’s first release was her Kannada film Adyaksha in 2014 which is a comedy film directed by Nanda Kishore. It is considered to be a remake of the Tamil film Varuthapadhata Valibar Sangam released in 2013. Hebah Patel made her debut in the Tamil Industry through the Film Thirumanam Enum Nikkah in 2014 where she played the supporting role. But, her first attempt was not an easy task for her. The film was released after many delays and had to be a victim of the criticism. It was a big disappointment at the Box Office. After that film, she was seen again on the Big Screen in a Telugu film Ala Ela which was considered to be a film full of surprises and it focused much on Bromance. Hebah Patel was also appreciated for her performance by the critics saying that she appeared to be cute and performed well in the film. The film started at a decent pace at the Box Office but later as it gained word of mouth it ended up being a big Super Hit. In the year 2015, Hebah Patel appeared in a Titular role in the film Kumari 21 F, a film directed by Pulnati Surya Pratap and written by Sukumar. It is an Indian Telugu Drama released on 20th November 2015 on 500 screens worldwide. It was a movie with a budget of 60- 150 million dollars. It is considered to be the 12th highest grossing Telugu film of the year. But critics had their share of views with some mixed reviews. But, according to the critics, Hebah Patel was considered to be the show stealer with her great talent portrayal and excellent skills. She is the most promising actress who has improved her performance in every film.

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Heeba Patel Telugu Actress