Tuesday, December 24, 2013

LALITA PAWAR

Lalita Pawar was a very popular actress of Bollywood who was there in the field from silent era and continued her career for seven decades.
She was born as 'Amba' on 18 April 1916 in Nashik, Maharashtra.Her father Laxman Rao Shagun was a wealthy cloth merchant.She started acting career at the age of nine by acting in the 1928 silent film 'Raja Harishchandra'.After acting as child artist for a few years she became lead female artist of many films.
She gave hits like 'Netaji Palkar', a major Maratha historical focussing on Shivaji.It was directed by Bhalji Pendharkar.New Hana pictures 'Sant Damaji',Navyug Chitrapal's 'Amrit' written by V.S.Khandekar,Chhaya Films Gora Kumbher etc were all hits in which Lalita was in  the female lead.
In 1932 she co-produced silent film 'Kailash' and acted in it as the heroine.
In the year 1938 she produced a talkie 'Duniya Kya Hai' which was directed by G.P.Pawar.Lalita Pawar acted as a mistreated orphan 'Lalita'  who was cheated by a person by name 'Madhav' in this film.
In the film 'Rajkumari' of 1938 Lalita and Jeevan were the main pair.It was directed by Dwarka Khosla.






In the 1935 film 'Katil Katar' which was directed by G.P.Pawar she acted as the female lead actress.
In the 1936 film 'Baghi Sipahi' directed by Abdul Rashid Kardar she acted opposite Mohd.Isaq.
In the 1937 film 'Toofani' directed by G.P.Pawar and 1942 film 'Mamaji' directed by Narottam Vyas Lalita acted as the heroine.
In the 1942 film 'Nari' directed by Raja Yagnik,  Tarlok Kapoor was the hero and Lalita Pawar was the heroine.
In 1942,  on the sets of film 'Jung -e- Azadi' actor Master  Bhagwan had to slap on her face as part of a scene and he slapped very hard which resulted in an eye vain burst.She had a defective left eye after prolonged treatment.Because of this accident,  later she accepted character roles only.
She was  well noted in paternal roles like mother,mother-in-law, sister,aunt etc.Her memorable  films incude 'Anari, Shri 420,,Mr&Mrs.55',Parvarish(58) Professor(62),Kohraa(64) etc.In Ramanand Sagar's   T.V. serial 'Ramayan' she excelled in the role of 'Mandhara'.
She received Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Anari(1959).
She was honoured as the first lady of Indian cinema by the  Government of India in 1961.
She died on 24 Feb. 1998.
Selected Filmography
Raja Harishchandra
Arya Mahila
Shri Balaji
Shamsher Bahadur
Shri Krishna Maya
Kailash
Jalta Jigar
Katil Katar
Baghi Sipahi
Toofani
Rajkumari
Duniya Kya Hai
Netaji Palkar
Amrit





Nari
Gora Kumbhar
Bhakta Damaji
Ashiwad
Yateem
Jhumke
Grihasti
Dil Ki Basti
Nand Kishore
Usha Kiran
Daag
Mahatma Kabir
Shree 420
Ratnaghar
Khandaan
Mr&Mrs.55
Zindagi ki Mela
Do Dulha
Navratri
Raj Rani Meera
Heer
Nau Do Gyarah
Pocket Maar
Ek Gaon Ki Kahani
Alladin Laila
Samrat Chandra Gupt
Raj Tilak
Karigar
Mohar
Bindya
Sujata
Anari
Kanhaiya
Maya
Junglee
Rakhi
Ma Beta
Gehra Daag
Bharosa
Bahurani
Apne Huye Paraye
Love in Tokyo
Suraj
Phool Aur Pathar
Chhota Bhai
Noorjahan
Bahu Begum
Duniya
Teen Bahuraniyan
Tumse Acha Kaun Hai
Darpan
Jane Anjane
Bombay to Goa
Jugnu
Prem Bandhan
Tapasya
Kaali Raat
Ganga Sagar
Apne Banalo
Naseeb
Shriman Shrimati
Muskurahat
Hifazat
Hatyare
Love and God
Bhai
Laash




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