Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh was an incredible actress as well as commendable singer of Indian Cinema from 1940’s to 1960’s. Suraiya was such a great singer that she even got termed as Mallika-e-Tarranum which means Melody Queen. Some of her great works are Mirza Galib, Phool, Afsar, Anmol Ghadi, Sanam, Vidya, Tadbir, etc. She was an Indian Muslim, after partition, she stayed back in India with her mother. She was deeply in love with
Dev Anand, Suraiya’s grandmother didn’t approve this relationship after which she decided to be unmarried.
Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi popularly known as Madhubala who appeared in classic movies of a Hindi cinema, active from 1942 to 1960. She was an influential figure of Bollywood, most beautiful actress who ever worked in the industry also referred as “The Venus (used to describe something beautiful) of Indian Cinema”, worked in several blockbusters such as Mughal-E-Azam, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi, Mahal, Amar, Jwala and many more.
“The Tragedy Queen of Indian Cinema”, a super talented and exquisite actress appeared on Indian screens. She worked in more than ninety movies and some of which are considered as the classics of Indian cinema in present time and are never going to fade their mark. Her works include Parineeta, Footpath, Char Dil Char Rahe, Daera, Miss Mary,Dil Ek Mandir, Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan, Phool Aur Patthar, Yahudi, Halaku, Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai, ‘Pakeezah’,etc.
Waheeda Rehman has noted contribution in the Indian cinema; she reigned the period of 1950’s to 70’s in industry by her immense talent. She was a trained dancer but coming in Bollywood was not her childhood dream she came in to support her family after her father’s death. ‘
Pyaasa’, 12 O'Clock, Kaagaz Ke Phool, ‘
Guide’, Prem Pujari, Teesri Kasam, Mujhe Jeene Do, Neel Kamal and much more. She is a holder of Padma Shri and many more auspicious awards from the Bollywood sphere.
Nargis Dutt popularly known as Nargis, she was ‘
Sunil Dutt’s wife and ‘
Sanjay Dutt’s mother but before that, she was a beautiful actress of her era; she gave Bollywood epic blockbusters like Mother India. She worked in a number of beautiful movies and few of them are Taqdeer, Andaz, Awaara,
Chori Chori, Raat Aur Din etc. She was awarded the Padma Shri from Government of India. Nargis died in 1981 of Pancreatic Cancer.
Nutan Samarth Bahl famously known as Nutan. She has a tremendous career in Hindi cinema spanning over four decades. She was best known for her unconventional roles. Her works include movies like Sujata, Bandini, Main Tulsi Tere Angan Ki, Anari, Saraswatichandran, Anuraag, Tere Ghar Ke Samne and much more.
An Indian film actress, Carnatic singer, Dance Choreographer; Vyjayanthimala is one of the prominent actress of Bollywood cinema with a great career spanning up to two decades. She debuted through Tamil film Vazhkai, after which she stepped into Bollywood and showcased her talent in movies like Bahar, Ladki, Nagin, Devdas, Chandramukhi, Jewel Thief,etc.
Mala Sinha was one of the prominent actress of Hindi cinema from mid-1950’s to late 1970’s. She was adored and appreciated for her talent and beauty. She has worked with best of the film productions of the era. Her works include Himalaya Ki God Mein, Gumrah, Pyaasa, Anpad, Zid, and many more. She was honored by Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards: Phalke Icon Cine Artiste Award in 2013.
Shyama was well known for her expressions and response towards rhythm and lyrics by poets and music composers and directors. Some of her best works and Aar Paar, Barsaat Ki Raat, Khel Khel Mein,Shaadi Ke Baad, Zindagi Zindagi,etc.
Nawab Banno famously known as Nimmi. As a Bollywood actress, her debut film was Barsaat after which she never turned back; she was full with great movies like Aan, Amar, Kundan, Udankhatola, etc. Apart from being a phenomenal actress, she was an incredible singer too.