Tuesday, December 10, 2013



David Abraham was a Marathi speaking character actor of Jewish and Indian descent who worked in large number of Bollywood films.During the 40's and 50's he acted in lead roles  of several films and later shifted to father/uncle role  of hero/heroine.He acted as a Doctor which suited him well in many films.He was also excellent as a host of award shows and functions of such kind.Even Jawaharlal Nehru appreciated him in this regard.
David Abraham Cheulkar was born in the year 1909 and had appeared largely in character roles  in a career which spanned for more than four decades he acted in more than 110 films.He was seen portraying paternal roles mostly.
He is remembered for films like 'Boot Polish,Gol Maal,Baton Baton Mein,Khoob 

soorat,Chupke Chupke' and many more.
In the 1954 film 'Boot Polish'  which was directed by Prakash Arora  he received Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.The song scene 'Nanhe nunhe bachche teri mutti mein kya hai' is still very popular.
In the 1943 film 'Tasveer' he was one of the   the main lead actor.
In the 1945 film 'Ghulami' he was one of the  the heroes   and Renuka Devi and Mumtaz Begum  were the heroines.
In the films 'Pehela Pyar,Justice,Mansarovar,Geet Govind,Doosri Shaadi' he was having prime character roles.

In the 1950 film 'Bahurani' Lalita Pawar and David Abraham  were having pivot roles.
In the 1951 film 'Sansar' directed by S.S.Vasan, David Abraham was in a significant role.
In the 1958 film 'Amar Deep' he acted  as father of Padmini's character 'Roopa'.
In the 1966 film 'Mamta' he acted as a doctor.
In the 1979 film 'Golmal' directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee he acted as the character Dr.Kedar Mama.
David Abraham was recipient of Padma Shri Award from Government of India in 1969.
He was unmarried.He died at Toronto,Canada, due to heart attack on Dec 28 1981.


K.N.Singh was born in Dehradun on 1 Sept 1908 and joined film field as a actor giving up his career as a lawyer in 1937.
He was mostly seen as a 'Villain' costumed in fine suit,wearing a hat and smoking a pipe.He was portrayed as a  'mafia-don' or a 'gentleman masked' culprit.
He acted  in more than 200 films in a career span of six decades.
He died on 31 Jan 2000.

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