Wednesday, March 5, 2014

ANITA GUHA

Anita Guha,  who was born in 1932 was a popular actress of Bollywood films mainly in mythological and historical films but also appeared in many social theme films.
She came to Bombay in 50's as a beauty pageant contestant.Her earlier films includes 'Duniya Gol Hai'(1951)  in which Karan Dewan was her hero and




J.Omprakash director, Bansher Kella in which Anup Kumar and Anita Guha were the leading pair, Tangewali(55) in which Shammi Kapoor was the hero and Anita heroine,Aankh Ke Nasha(56) another film of Shammi Kapoor-Anita Guha pair.
In 1957 her films ' Dekh Kabira Roya' directed by Amia Chakravorty,Gateway of India,Ek Jhalak in which Pradeep Kumar,Vyjanthimala, and Anita Guha acted in pivot roles were noted films.
Rajender Kumar and Ameeta were the leading pair of 'Goonj Uthi Shehnai'(59) which was a super hit film and Anita Guha portrayed the character 'Rami' in it which received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Pyar Ki Rahen (59) was another critically



acclaimed film of that year in which Pradeep Kumar acted opposite Anita.
Kishore Kumar acted as the hero of 'Chacha Zindabad' of 1959 in which Anita Guha was the female lead.
'Sanjaog' directed by Pramod Chakravorty was a super hit film of Pradeep Kumar and Anita Guha pair in 1961.
She acted as heroine of so many mythological and historical films.
In the film 'Maya Bazaar' directed by Babubhai Mistry she was Rajkumari Surekha, and Raj Kumar acted as 'Abhimanyu'.Mahipal depicted Shree Krishna.
Sita Devi's role in 'Sampoorna Ramayana(1961) earned her much accolades.

Kan kan Mein Bhagwan(63), Veer Bhimsen(64),Mahasati Anasuya(64),Dev Kanya(63),Jai Dwarakadheesh(77),Krishna Krishna(86) etc are some of her well noted mythological films.
In 1971 Abhi Bhattacharya acted as Lord Vishnu and Anita Guha as Devi Lakshmi in 'Tulsi Vivah'.
In 1975 'Jai Santoshi Maa' became a mega  hit in which Anita Guha acted in title role.The film became very popular all over India and she also gained nationwide  popularity and respect.In that film Bharat Bhushan,Trilok Kumar,Rajni Bala etc acted along with her.
In 1976 in the film 'Jai Mahalakshmi Maa' Anita Guha acted in title role.
Kavi Kalidas,Maharaja Vikram, Samrat Pritviraj Chauvan, etc are some of her  historical films.
She was married to actor Manik Dutt.She died in Mumbai on 20 June 2007.
Selected Filmography
Duniya Gol Hai
Bansher Kella
Ankh Ka Nasha
Tangewali
Ek Jhalak
Choo Mantar
Ustad
Pyar Ki Rahen
Gateway of India
Dekh Kabira Roya
Sanjog
Shree Ram Bharat Milap
Tulsi Vivah
Goonj Uthi Shehnai
Purnima
Maya Bazaar
Pyar ki Rahen
Samrat Pritviraj Chauvan
Kavi Kalidas
Angulimaal
Dev Kanya
Maharani Padmini
Mahasati Anasuya
Maharaja Vikram
Shankar Sita Anasuya
Sati Nari
Sati Sulochana
Hanuman Chalisa
Jhoom Utha Akash
Mahapavan Teerth Yatra
Ladki Bol Baali
Nagin
Jai Mahalakshmi Maa
Sola Sukravar
Ananda Ashram
Jai Santoshi Maa
Sampoorna Santoshi Maa Ki Mahima
Fifty Fifty
Sati Nag Kanya
Socha Na Tha

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