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Zohra Segal

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Zohra Segal

Born: 27 April 1912

Died: 10 July 2014

  • She was an Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer.
  • She started her career as a dancer in Uday Shankar’s troupe, performing in countries such as the United States and Japan.
  • She went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films as a character actress with a career-span of over 60 years.
  • She acted with the Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) and Prithviraj Kapoor’s Prithvi Theatre for 14 years.
  • She has also acted in English-language films such as Bend It Like Beckham.
  • She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998,Kalidas Samman in 2001, and in 2004, the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
  • India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama presented her with its highest award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement.
  • She received the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honor, in 2010.
  • She died in a New Delhi hospital on 10 July 2014 due to cardiac arrest.

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