Monday, October 14, 2013

GEETA BALI

Geeta Bali was a beautiful heroine actress of Bollywood who left this world untimely when she was still young.
Geeta Bali was born  in 1930 as Harkirtan Kaur at Sargodha village of Punjab.
Her family later moved to Mumbai
Her parents were well educated.Her father Pandit Kartar Singh was a well known Philosopher and Sikh devotional songs singer.Her grandfather was the founder of a girls secondary school which was established in 1904.
Her parents encouraged their daughters to learn classical dance,horse riding  etc which in the long run helped Geetabali in her film career.
Geeta Bali started as child artist in films  at the age of 12 by acting in  'Gobbler'.
During the 50's she became a heroine artist and worked earlier with her future brother in law 'Raj Kapoor'  in 'Bawre Nain' and future father in law Prithviraj Kapoor in 'Anand Math'.
On 23 August 1955 she married Shammi Kapoor who was working with her in the film 'Coffee House'.They had  two children-son Aditya and daughter Kanchen.





One of her well remembered film is 'Anand Math' produced by Filmstan and  directed by Hement Gupta.It was a patriotic historical film.The film starred Pritviraj Kapoor,Bharat Bhooshan,Pradeep Kumar and Geeta Bali.It was debut film of Pradeep Kumar in Hindi.
'Bawre Nain'(1950) was a film in which Raj Kapoor and Geeta Bali paired.
It was produced and directed by Kidar Nath.
'Baazi' was another memorable film which was produced by Dev Anand and directed by Guru Dutt.Dev Anand and Geeta Bali acted in main roles.
Mr.India(61) was directed  and Produced by G.P.Sippy.Geeta Bali,I.S.Johar,Helen,Feroz Khan etc were the actors.
Films 'Ghazal'(51) with Sheikh Muktar,Albela(51) with Bhagwan Dada,Jaal(52) with Dev Anand,Baaz(55) with Guru Dutt etc received accolades.
Vachan(55) and Kavi(55) earned much appreciation for her acting talents.
She passed away on 21 Jan 1965 due to small pox.May her soul rest in peace.  

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