Thursday, November 7, 2013


Mala Sinha drew the attention and love of Indian film spectators during the period 1950 to 1994  by her immaculate acting talents   and exceptional beauty.She was selective in her roles and  always took care to choose roles which were equally bright  or more powerful than that of the hero character.She was capable of presenting any type of characters which demanded precise acting skill and at the same time she was equally good at glamorous roles too.Mala Sinha has acted in Hindi,Bengali and Nepali films.
Mala Sinha was born in an Indian Nepali family in Nepal on 11 Nov. 1936 as 'Alda'.She started her acting career in Bengali films.While  during the shooting of a Bengali film  in Mumbai, she met Geeta Bali and she introduced her to director Kidar Sharma.He cast her as heroine in his film 'Rangeen Ratein' but her first released Hindi film was 'Badshah'.Pradeep Kumar was the hero of  that film.
In the 50's she acted in films like Ekadashi,Fashion,Detective,Duniya Na Mane,Phir Subah Hogi,Dhool ka Phool etc.
Guru Dutt cast her in his film 'Pyasa' which is a classic film which earned appreciation from critics and audience  and her exceptional appearance got much accolades.
'Phir Subah Hogi' produced and directed by Ramesh Saigal in 1958 was a super hit film in which Raj Kapoor and Mala Sinha were  the main pair.
In the film 'Ujala'  directed by Naresh Saigal, Shammi Kapoor and Raj Kumar acted along with her.
Rjendra Kumar was the hero of 'Dhool Ka Phool', a super hit film of Yash Chopra in 59.
'Bewaqoof' was 1960 film directed by I.S.Johar in which Kishore Kumar acted opposite to her.
During the 60's she could act in many classic films and historic films in which she presented fabulous acting skill.
Anpath(62),Dil Tera Diwana(52),Gumrah(63),Himalaya Ki Gode  Mein,Jahanara,Aasru(65),Aankhen(68) etc were all super hit successful films.
The historic film 'Jahan Ara' of 1964  received much applause for her relatively best  presentation in which Bharat Bhushan acted opposite to her.
'Anpath' was 1962 film directed by Mohan Kumar which emphasized the need of education for girls.Dharmendra was the hero of this film.
In the 1968 film 'Ankhen' directed by Ramanand Sagar, Dharmendra and Mala Sinha were the main artists and that film was the biggest hit of that year in India.
With Amitabh Bachchan she acted in films like 'Sanjog(1971).Sanjay Khan was her hero in the 1966 film 'Dillagi'.She could act with actors like Jeetendra,Sunil Dutt,Manoj Kumar etc also.
'Apne Huye Paraye' was a successful classic film in which Manoj Kumar was the hero.
She was superb in the film 'Bahurani' directed by Tatineni Prakash Rao in which Guru Dutt and Feroz Khan acted.She presented brilliant acting talents in films like 'Gumrah,Gehra Daag,Apne Huye Paraye,Jahan Ara' and many more.
Her films 'Phool Bane Angaare,Maryada,Karmayogi'  opposite Raj Kumar were box Office hits.With Manoj Kumar Himalaya Ki God Mein,Hariyali aur Rasta were also super hits like Apne Huye Paraye.
With Rajendra Kumar also she created hits like Devar Bhabhi,Dhool Ka Phool,Patang ,Geet etc.
With Biswajeet she has hits like 'Aasru,Night in London,Do Kaliyaan,Tamanna,Nai Roshini,Pyar Ka Sapna,Phir Kabhi Milogi,Paisa Ya Pyar, etc.
She was heroine in many woman oriented films of that period.
In 1966 Mala Sinha married Nepali film star and estate owner C.P.Lohani and did not quit films after the marriage.
Selected Filmography

Rangeen Ratein
Duniya Na Mane
Phir Subah Hogi
Dhool Ka Phool

Dil Tera Deewana
Himalaya ki God Mein
Jahan Ara
Love Marriage
Hariyali aur Rasta
Bombay Ka Chor
Gehra Daag
Apne Huye Paraye
Phool Bane Angaare
Night in London
Phir Kabhi Melogi
Pyar Ka Sapna
Nai Roshni
Devar Bhabhi
Do Kaliyaan

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