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 Meena Kumari

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Birth
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Death
31 Mar 1972 (aged 39)
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Burial
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
Memorial ID
151498523 View Source

Actress, Poet. Born as Mahjabeen Bano (Shia Muslim), she was an Indian film actress and poet. She is regarded as one of the most prominent actresses to have appeared on the screens of Hindi Cinema. During a career spanning 30 years from her childhood to her death, she starred in more than ninety films, many of which have achieved classic and cult status today. She is regarded as one of the geatest Hindi movie actresses of all time. Kumari gained a reputation for playing grief-stricken and tragic roles, and her performances have been praised and reminisced throughout the years. Like one of her best-known roles, Chhoti Bahu, in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Kumari became addicted to alcohol. Her life and prosperous career were marred by heavy drinking, troubled relationships, an ensuing deteriorating health, and her death from liver cirrhosis in 1972. Kumari is often cited by media and literary sources as "The Tragedy Queen", both for her frequent portrayal of sorrowful and dramatic roles in her films and her real-life story.

Actress, Poet. Born as Mahjabeen Bano (Shia Muslim), she was an Indian film actress and poet. She is regarded as one of the most prominent actresses to have appeared on the screens of Hindi Cinema. During a career spanning 30 years from her childhood to her death, she starred in more than ninety films, many of which have achieved classic and cult status today. She is regarded as one of the geatest Hindi movie actresses of all time. Kumari gained a reputation for playing grief-stricken and tragic roles, and her performances have been praised and reminisced throughout the years. Like one of her best-known roles, Chhoti Bahu, in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962), Kumari became addicted to alcohol. Her life and prosperous career were marred by heavy drinking, troubled relationships, an ensuing deteriorating health, and her death from liver cirrhosis in 1972. Kumari is often cited by media and literary sources as "The Tragedy Queen", both for her frequent portrayal of sorrowful and dramatic roles in her films and her real-life story.

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  • Originally Created by: Peanut
  • Added: 31 Aug 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 151498523
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151498523/meena-kumari: accessed ), memorial page for Meena Kumari (1 Aug 1932–31 Mar 1972), Find a Grave Memorial ID 151498523, citing Rahematabad Qabristan, Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India; Maintained by Find a Grave .