Today marks the 85th birth anniversary of legendary actress Meena Kumari (August 1, 1933 – March 31, 1972), born Mahjabeen Bano. The multi-faceted artist was an iconic star of Hindi cinema. She was also a playback singer, and a talented Urdu poetess under the pseudonym Naaz. Tanha Chand, a collection of her poems was published after her death in 1972. Remembered as the tragedy queen, she is also called Female Guru Dutt of Hindi films and is often remembered as the Cinderella of Indian films.
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Original Bollywood stuntwoman with a crack of her whip got the world's attention.
Today marks the 110th birth anniversary of Mary Ann Evans (January 8, 1908 – January 9, 1996), better known by her stage name Fearless Nadia, was an actress and first stuntwoman of Indian Cinema. She married Homi Wadia in 1961 and became Nadia Wadia. Fearless Nadia will always be remembered as the original Stunt Queen of Indian cinema. Google Doodle pays tribute to Fearless Nadia on her 110th birth anniversary.
Today marks the birth anniversary of the king of playback singing in India cinema.
Today marks the 93rd birth anniversary of Mohammed Rafi (December 24, 1924 – July 31, 1980), referred to as Pheeko during childhood, who was an Indian iconic film playback singer and one of the most popular and successful singers of Hindi films. He was notable for his voice and versatility; his songs ranged from classical numbers to patriotic songs, sad lamentations to highly romantic numbers, qawwalis to ghazals and bhajans. Google today celebrates the 93rd Birth Anniversary of Mohammed Rafi with a doodle.
Tribute to pioneer of Indian cinema and veteran filmmaker shantaram.
Today marks the 116th birth anniversary of Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre (November 18, 1901 – October 30, 1990), referred to as V Shantaram or Shantaram Bapu, who was a Marathi Indian consummate actor, innovative editor, insightful director and film producer. He is most known for classic films such as Dr Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani, and Do Aankhen Baara Haath. Over the decades he produced 92 films, directed 55 films and acted in 25 films. Google today celebrates the 116th Birth Anniversary of V Shantaram with a doodle.
Nine times Google has celebrated Indian cinema through its doodles.
Today marks the 81st birth anniversary of Nutan Samarth Bahl (June 4, 1936 – February 21, 1991), better known as Nutan, a celebrated Indian film actress who appeared in more than 70 Hindi films, one Marathi, and one Telugu film in a career spanning over four decades. Google on its search page has created Nutan’s doodle reflecting her expressive acting style to pay tribute on her birthday.