Thursday, July 24, 2014


Veteran actor Chandra Shekhar has acted in more than 112 Bollywood films.He has appeared in protagonist roles in some of the films he acted,Produced few films,directed two films and wrote screenplay for two films also.
He was born on July 7, 1923 and has turned 91  this month.
He  entered films by acting in the film 'Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani' in 1954.
His first film as the hero was in the film 'Surang' which was directed by V.Shantaram.
In the film 'Baradari' (1955) Chandra Shekhar acted as the hero opposite Geeta Bali.Ajit,Pran Murad etc acted in it.

He acted in lead role of film 'Kali Topi Lal Rumal' in 59 and Shakila was the heroine.Tara Harish was the director and in the film K.N.Singh,Agha,Mukri etc acted along with them.
Chandrashekhar and Dara Singh had equally important roles as Protagonists in the film Rustom-E-Baghdad.Chandrashekhar depicted Shahzada Salim.
In 1964 Chandrashekhar, wrote screenplay,dialogues, directed and Produced the film 'Cha Cha Cha' in which Helen was the heroine.The film was a big success.In this musical romantic movie, Aruna Irani,O.P.Ralhan,Bela Bose,Iftekhar,Omprakash etc acted along with them.
He was the hero of 1966 film Street Dancer which was also written and directed by Chandrashekhar himself.Helen,Bela Bose,David

Abraham,Agha,Madan Puri,Man Mohan Krishna etc acted along with him.
Chandrashekhar usually depicted dignified  character roles such as Police Officers,Lawyer,Judge,Doctor etc.
He acted as Police Inspector Tiwari in 'Kati Patang', Police Inspector 'Madhusoodan Apte' in 'Do Phool', Inspect

or 'Anand Chauvan' in 'Apna Khoon,Police Commissioner in films like 'Beqasoor,Ganga Jumna Saraswati,Aakhri Muquabla' etc.
He was Judge in films like 'Loafer,Insaf ke Khoon,Ram Tere Kitne Naam' etc.
He acted as a Doctor in films like 'Dil Ke Jharoke Mein,Toofan,Dafaa,Pyar Karke Dekho' etc.
He acted as Col.Rajesh in 'Zalm ke Badle', a  D.S.P. in Barsat Ki Ek Raat and D.C.P. in Khatron Ke Khiladi.
He acted as Chief Minister in the film 'Yeh Desh'.
He was  'Advocate Saxena' in Sharaabi and Public Prosecutor in 'Kroadh'.
He played the role of Minister 'Sumantra' of Dasarath Maharaja in the T.V.Serial of Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayana'.
Chandrashekhar retired from films after appearing in the film 'Khauff' in 2000.
Selected Filmography
Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani
Basant Bahar
Khuda Ka Banda
Kali Topi Lal Rumal
Barsat Ki Raat
Sapne Suhane
Baat Ek Raat Ki
Cha Cha Cha
Jahan Ara
Street Singer
Jungle Mein Mangal
Gehri Chaal
Mutthi Bhar Chawal
Sabse Bade Rupaya
Shankar Dada
Heera Patthar
Chalu Mera Naam
Do Musafir
The Burning Train
Khuda Kasam
Kahani Ek Chor Ki
Disco Dancer
Namak Halal
Aaj Ki Awaz
Alag Alag
7 saal Baad
Aakhri Muquabla
Kala Bazar

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