Friday, April 11, 2014

AMEETA

Ameeta is a beatiful yesteryear actress of Bollywood who acted in several super hit films of late 50's and 60's opposite eminent heroes like Dev Anand,
Rajendra Kumar,Manoj Kumar etc and also acted as female lead of many popular B grade films also opposite actors like Dara Singh,Johnny Walker etc.
She is still remembered for her excellent performance in films like 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha,Munimji,Goonj Uthi Shehnai,Mere Mehboob etc.

Ameeta was born in 1932 and came to Bombay after her studies to try her luck in films.She acted in a small role in the film 'Anmol Sahara' in 1952 and films like Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (55), Ab-E-Haiyat(56) etc  followed later.
In 1955 she acted opposite Dev Anand in the super hit film 'Munimji'
Her acting career took a turning point with the film 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha' in 1957.It was directed by Nassir Hussain.
It was produced by Filmstan Studio and the Producer wanted to boost Ameeta's acting career with that film and took much care for her make-up,wardrobes, etc and  her scenes were also visualized sensibly to make her look pretty always.Enough publicity was also given.But the result was such that even though the film was a big box office hit, Ameeta did not achieve the star position.The film made the hero Shammi Kapoor an overnight sensation.
Ameeta appeared opposite Rajendra Kumar  in another box Office hit film 'Goonj Uthi Shehnai' in 59  which was directed by Vijay Bhatt.It was one of the top grossing film of that year.
She acted opposite Bharat Bhushan in 'Sawan' in the year 59.
In 1961 'Teen Ustad' was another hit film of Ameeta in which Suresh was the hero.The film was directed by Nanabhai Bhatt.
When comedian Mehboob produced 'Chhote Nawab' he cast Ameeta as the heroine of the film  and the film  was a big success.
Manoj Kumar was her hero in the super hit film 'Piya Milan Ki Aas' in 61 and 'Ma Beta' in 62.


She acted in a multi starer film 'Rakhi' in 62.Ashok Kumar,Waheeda Rehman,Pradeep Kumar etc acted in that film.
In 1963 Ameeta played one of the two heroines of 'Mere Mehboob' along with Sadhana.Her role as Naseem Ara opposite Rajendra Kumar was well acclaimed.
In 1967 she acted in a big banner film along with Raj Kapoor and  Rajshree
titled 'Around the World' which was directed by Paachi.
She appeared as female lead of several B grade films and small banner films also.
Her last appearance was in 1971 in the film 'Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon'
Ameeta got married and stayed away from the movie world.
Her daughter Sabeeha acted as heroine in a few films like 'Khiladi' 'Quayamat Ki Raat' etc and also disappeared from the scenario.
Selected Filmography
Abe Hayat
 







Shirin Farhad
Hum Sab Chor Hain
Badal aur Bijlee
Munimji
Zamana
Bada Bhai
Dekh Kabira Roya
Tumsa Nahin Dekha
Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Sanskar
Mein Jeene Seekh Liya
Piya Milan Ki Aas
Lucky Number
Teen Ustad
Samson
Pyar Ki Dastan
Mein Aur Mera Bhai
Mere Mehboob
Chhote Nawab
Rakhi
Maa Beta
Mummy Daddy
Mere Mehboob
Saat Samunder Paar
Riste Naahte
Namaste Ji
Hum Sab Ustad Hain
Kunwari
Aasra
Around the World
Haseena Maan Jayegi
Kahbi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon
Mera Shikar


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