Meena Kumari was a celebrated Indian film actress who began her career as a child actress appearing in a number of films, including 1939's Farzand-e-Watan. She went on to gain stardom as an adult starring in such films as 1952's Baiju Bawra, 1962's Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and 1966's Phool Aur Patthar. She is regarded as one of the greatest Indian actresses of all time.
She was born to Iqbal Begum and Ali Baksh. She was the younger sister of the renowned singer and actress Khursheed Bano. She was married to Indian film director and screenwriter Kamal Amrohi. The marriage was childless.
At the time of her birth, her parents were so poor that her father abandoned her at an orphanage. He however, had a change of heart and went back for her.
She died tragically at the age of 39 from liver cirrhosis, which was caused by years of heavy drinking.
was a famous Indian actress,
who was born on
August 1, 1932. As a person born on this date, Meena Kumari is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (August 1) and the 36th most popular for the year (1932).
People born on August 1
fall under the Zodiac sign of Leo, the Lion.
Meena Kumari is the 550th most popular Leo.
Aside from information specific to Meena Kumari's birthday, Meena Kumari is the 246th most famous Indian.
In general, Meena Kumari ranks as the 6434th
most popular famous person, and the 1086th most popular actress of all time.
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