Tuesday, February 25, 2014

USHA KIRAN

Usha Kiran was yesteryear popular actress who appeared as heroine and in supporting roles of many Hindi and Marathi films and acted opposite famous stars like 'Ashok Kumar,Dev Anand,Raj Kapoor,Dilip Kumar,Rajendra Kumar etc'.Her acting career extended for more than four decades.
Usha Kiran was born on 22 April 1929 and started her acting career as a stage artist.Her entry to film industry was by acting in a small role for the 1948 film 'Kalpana'.
She got an important role in the 1952 film 'Daag' in which Dilip Kumar and Nimmi acted in lead roles.The story was about a poor person who makes toys from mud.It was directed by Amia Chakravarty.
In the same director's film 'Patita' in 1953 Usha Kiran acted as heroine





opposite Dev Anand.
In 1954 in the film 'Baadbaan' directed by Phani Majumdar, Usha Kiran acted in supporting role and Dev Anand-Meena Kumari were the lead pair.Usha Kiran got Filmfare Best Supporting actress award for her excellent performance in this film.Ashok Kumar also acted in this film.
In the 1961 film 'Nazrana' in which Raj Kapoor and Vyjayanthimala acted in main roles, Usha Kiran,Asha Sachdev and Agha also acted in important roles.
It was the remake of famous Tamil romantic film 'Kalyana Parisu'(1959) which was a very successful film in which Gemini Ganesan and B.S.Saroja Devi acted in main roles.The same producer/director C.V.Sridhar produced and directed 'Nazrana' in 1961.
In the same year Usha Kiran acted as heroine of a successful film 'Kabuliwala' in which Balraj Sahni was the hero.The film was based on a story written by 'Rabindranath Tagore'.

In 1975 Usha Kiran acted as the mother of Jayabhaduri's heroine character in the film 'Mili'.Ashok Kumar acted as her husband.The film was directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
Usha Kiran died on  9 March 2000.
Selected Filmography
Kalpana
Sarkar
Madhosh
Daag
Patita
Dost
Badshah
Baadbaan
Adhikar
Parivar
Anurag
Musafir
Nazrana
Kabuliwala
Gehra Daag
Bawarchi
Mili
Chupke Chupke


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