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Nirupa Roy

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Nirupa Roy

Born: 4 January 1931

Died: 13 October 2004

  • She was an Indian actress who had appeared in Hindi films.
  • Noted for her portrayals of tragedy and sorrow, she was idolized for her acting ability and was often called the “Queen of Misery” in Hindi film circles.
  • She was active from 1946 to 1999 and was best known renowned for playing motherly roles.
  • She appeared in over 250 films and won three Filmfare Awards throughout her career, as well as being nominated for one.
  • In 2004, she received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 1946, she and her husband responded to an advertisement in a Gujarati paper looking for actors.
  • She was selected and started her acting career with the Gujarati film Ranakdevi.
  • The same year she acted in her first Hindi film Amar Raj.
  • One of her popular films was Do Bigha Zamin (1953).
  • She largely played mythological characters in the films of the 1940s and 50s.
  • Her image of a goddess was very strong and people would visit her home and seek her blessings.
  • Among her co-stars were Trilok Kapoor (with whom she played in eighteen movies)), Bharat Bhushan, Balraj Sahni, and Ashok Kumar.Click here for more details
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