Monday, January 13, 2014

VEENA AND NAZIMA

Veena was a popular actress of  Bollywood from the 40's who made her debut with the film 'Garib' in 1942.
She was popular by her screen name 'Veena' and also  'Veena Kumari' but her real name was 'Tajour Sultana'  and was born on 4 July 1926 in Quetta,Baluchistan.
She acted in another film 'Gawandhi' a Punjabi film in 1942.
Her film 'Najma'(1943) in which she acted as heroine opposite Ashok Kumar earned accolades which was directed by Mehboob Khan.Some of her popular films before partition were Phool(45),Humayun(45) and Rajputani(46).After partition she decided to live  in India and acted mostly in supporting roles till early 80's.
Her films like Halaku,Chalti Ka naam Gaadi,Kagaz Ka Phool,Taj Mahal,Pakeezah etc were all hits.
Razia Sultan was her last film.She died in Mumbai on 14 Nov 2004.
Selected Filmography
Swastik
Najma
Humayun
Rajputani
Dastan
Annadata
Halaku
Naya Zamana
Mehndi
Kagaz ka Phool
Choti Bahen
Taj Mahal

Shehnai
Baghi
Sikander E Azam
Choti si Mulaqat
Saathi
Ashirwad
Parichay
Pakeezah
Shatranj ke Khiladi
Agni Pareeksha
Razia Sultan






                                                     NAZIMA

Nazima was Bollywood actress in supporting roles during the period 60's and 70's.
She was born in Nasik,Maharashtra  and she was more suitable as well as  liked by the audience when she appeared in 'sister' roles.She got much appreciation for her sister role of Manoj Kumar's character in the 1972 film 'Beiman'.
She died in 1976 due to cancer.

Selected Filmography
Tower House
Ziddi
Gazal
Aaye Din Bahar ke
Aurat
Doli
Anjane
Adhikar
Mere Bhaiye
Be Iman
Manchali
Honeymoon
Albela
Sanyasi
Love and God

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