Monday, December 16, 2013

KAMINI KAUSHAL

Kamini Kaushal is a Bollywood actress who was one of the top heroines for two decades from 1946 and continued acting career in character roles thereafter.She acted opposite all top heroes of that period including Ashok Kumar,Dilip Kumar,Dev Anand etc.
Kamini Kaushal Aka Uma Sood was born on 18 Jan 1927atLahore.Her father was a  Professor at Government College Lahore.Kamini was one of the well educated girls from a respected family to join films during those  period.She became a film star after doing B.A.(honours) in English Literature.
She learnt Bharatanatyam Dance from Mumbai's Rajarajeswari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir.
Her debut film was 'Neecha Nagar' in 1946.
'Neecha Nagar' was directed by Chetan Anand and was written by K.A.Abbas.
It was a pioneering effort in social realism in Indian Cinema and paved way for such parallel cinema or middle cinema by other directors.'Neecha Nagar 'was the first Indian film to get International recognition by sharing Best film Award at the first Cannes Film Festival in 1946.Kamini Kaushal performed amiably in this film grabbing wide appreciation.
In the 1948 film of Raj Kapoor's 'Aag' she acted along with Nargis.
'Ziddi' was 1948 film in which she acted opposite Dev Anand.This film launched the career of Dev Anand as the lead hero.It also established Kamini's position in Hindi films.
Dilip Kumar in his biography has admitted that Kamini was his first love.But she never accepted his proposals.
Dilip Kumar and Kamini Kaushal were a well accepted strong pair in a string of films like Shaheed(48) which was a super hit patriotic film ,Nadia Ke Paar(49) super hit classic movie which was directed by Kishore Sahu,Shabnam(49) produced by Filmstan, and Arzoo(50) a classic film  directed by Shahid Lateef.
She got Filmfare Best Actress Award for her film 'Biraj Bahu(55).
From 1965 she shifted to character roles with the film 'Shaheed'.
She excelled nicely in character roles of seven films of  Manoj Kumar up to the  film 'Dus Numbri'in 1976.
She is also a producer of some T.V.Serials and  has acted in them.
Selected Filmography
Neecha Nagar
Jail Yatra


 





 
 

Shaheed
Nadia Ke Paar
Shair
Shabnam
Rakhi
Paras
Arzoo
Poonam
Jhanjaar
Aansu
Aas
Chalis Baba Ek Chor
Biraj Bahu
Sangam
Radhakrishna
Night Club
Jailer
Bank Manager
Godaan
Shaheed
Janam Janam Ke Saathi
Bheegi Raat
Upkar
Vishwas
Meri Bhabhi
Do Raste
Beti
Bada Bhai
Night Club
Purab Aur Paschim
Yakeen
Yaadgar
Uphaar
Tangwala
Sher
Har Jeet
Anhonee
Roti Kapda Aur Makan
Prem Nagar
Circus Sundari
Sanyasi
Apne Rang Hazar
Dus Numbri
Rahu Ketu
Heeralal Pannalal
Dil Aur Deewar
Ahinsa
Takkar
Jalwa
Maha Chor
Chandi Sona
Swarg Narak

Santosh
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega
Chori Chori
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