Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NIGAR SULTANA AND BEGUM PARA

NIGAR SULTANA


Nigar Sultana was an actress of 1940's and 50's and she was wife of renowned  film maker K.Asif.
Actress Heena Kauser is her daughter.
She entered films with the 1946 film 'Rangbhoomi'.
Her role  in Raj Kapoor's 'Aag' (1948) as character  'Nirmala' was noted by the audience and critics.
She acted in several films in character roles thereafter.
She acted along big heroes of that period like Ashok Kumar,Dileep Kumar etc.
Ashok Kumar and Bina Rai were the main pair of 1955 film 'Sardar' in which Nigar Sultana acted.
Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari were in lead roles of 'Yahudi' directed by Bimal Roy.
Nigar Sultana acted as the court dancer 'Bahar' who was jealous about the love affair of Prince Salim towards Anarkali in the film 'Mughal-e-Azam' which was directed by 'K.Asif' in 1960.
She acted along with Dharmendra and Sharmila Tagore in the film 'Mere Hamdan Mere Dost'.
'Patanga'Dil Ki Basti,Sheesh Mahal,Khel,Daman,Anand Bhavan,Tankhah,Durgesh Nandini,Mirza Ghalib' etc are some of the films in which she acted.
She died in May 2000 at Mumbai.

BEGUM PARA

Begum Para was also an actress of Bollywood films during 40's and 50's.
She was born on Dec 23 1926 at Jehlum,Punjab.
She married Nasir Khan, younger brother of Dilip Kumar.
She acted opposite Iswarlal in the 1946 film 'Sohni Mahiwal'.
Raj Kapoor,Madhubala and Begum Para were in pivot roles of 1947 film 'Neeel Kamal which was directed by Kidar Sharma.
Begum Para acted  in lead female role opposite Bharat Bhushan in the 1948 film 'Suhag Raat' directed by Kidar Sharma.
'Laila Majnu'(1953) was also a noted film of Begum Para.
In 2007 she acted as grandmother of Sonam Kapoor's  heroine role  of film 'Sawariya'.
'Chand,Zanjeer,Baghdad,Pehli Janak' etc are some other films in which she acted.







She died on 9 Dec. 2008.

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