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Meena Kumari Wiki| Biography| Height| Age| Google Doodle| Cause of Death| Husband| Caste| Religion| Movies| Songs| Children| Affairs| Facts| Family: Meena Kumari was an Indian film actress, singer, and poet under the pseudonym “Naaz”. She was born on 1st August 1933 in Meetawala Chawl, Dadar East, Bombay, British India. Her real name was Mahjabeen Bano. She died on 31st March 1972 due to Liver Cirrhosis at the age of 39 only. She was popularly known as The Tragedy Queen. She is also called Female Guru Dutt of Hindi films and is often remembered as the Cinderella of Indian films.

Meena Kumari

Indian film critics regarded Meena Kumari as a “historically incomparable” actress of Hindi cinema. During a career spanning 33 years, she starred in about 92 films such as Sahib Bibi Aur GhulamPakeezahMere ApneAartiBaiju BawraParineetaDil Apna Aur Preet ParaiFoot PathDil Ek Mandir and Kaajal.

Meena Kumari

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Real Name Mahjabeen Bano
Nickname(s) Meena Kumari, Tragedy Queen
Profession(s) Actress, Singer, Poetess, Costume Designer
Date of Birth 1 August 1932
Birthplace Dadar East, Bombay, British India (present-day Mumbai, India)
Date of Death 31 March 1972
Place of Death Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Age (at the time of death) 39 Years
Death Cause Liver Cirrhosis
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Leo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Dadar East, Bombay, British India (present-day Mumbai, India)
Debut Film (actress): Leather Face, also called Farzand-e-Watan (1939)
Film (Playback Singer): Bahen
Religion Islam
Hobbies Singing and Dancing
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Best Actress Filmfare Award for the movie Kaajal (1966)
• Meena Kumari has won several awards at the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards (BFJA)
• Meena Kumari’s record for the highest number of Filmfare Award for Best Actress remained unbroken for 13 years (1966–1979) until it was finally broken by Nutan at the 26th Filmfare Awards in 1979.
Controversy Meena Kumari’s husband Kamal Amrohi is said to have uttered the three dreaded words, “Talaq, Talaq, Talaq,” in a fit of anger. Later Amrohi is said to have regretted his decision of giving Meena Kumari the triple talaq. He wanted to remarry Meena but Religious Leaders forbid them to do so before Nikaah Halala was performed. Meena is said to have performed the Nikaah Halala with Amanullah Khan (Zeenat Aman’s father), and then returned to Kamal Amrohi.
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends Gulzar (lyricist)
Dharmendra (actor)
Marriage Date 14 February 1952
Husband/Spouse Kamal Amrohi
Children None
Parents Father– Master Ali Bux (a veteran of Parsi theater, musician, poet)
Mother– Prabhawati Devi; also known as Iqbal Begum (dancer)
Siblings Brother– None
Sister– Khursheed Bano
Favourite Actor Dharmendra
Favourite Writer Gulzar

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Some Less Known Facts About Meena Kumari

  • Meena Kumari’s father was a Muslim, and her mother was a Christian.
  • Meena Kumari’s grandmother was Rabindranath Tagore’s younger brother’s daughter.
  • Meena started working as a child actor with Director Vijay Bhatt at the young age of 4 years because of the poor financial state of her family.
  • Meena Kumari’s real name was Mahjabeen Bano, and people lovingly called her Baby Mahjabeen.
  • Mahjabeen Bano came to be known as Meena Kumari through the 1946 film Bachhon Ka Khel when she was 14 years old.
  • Her mother died in March 1947 due to a prolonged illness.
  • Meena Kumari’s first few movies were based on mythological stories like Hanuman Pataal Vijay, Veer Ghatotkach, and Shree Ganesh Mahima.
  • She was praised for her role as Gauri in the 1952 film Baiju Bawra.
  • Meena Kumari was paired opposite Pradeep Kumar in the 1960s, and they were said to be the best onscreen pair of that time. They gave eight back to back superhits.
  • Meena Kumari worked with various Bollywood actors such as Dilip Kumar, Rajendra Kumar, Raj Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Dharmendra, etc.
  • On the sets of Tamasha, Meena Kumari met filmmaker Kamal Amrohi and soon they were romantically involved.
  • On 14 February 1952, they tied the knot. This was Kamal’s third marriage.
  • She came to be known as The Tragedy Queen due to the turbulent life she had.
  • Her younger sister was married to the legendary comedian Mehmood.
  • Meena and Kamal started having problems in their marriage. Due to these differences, Meena got into an affair with Dharmendra, who, at that time was a struggle in the industry. Meena helped him in his days of struggle. It is said that once Dharmendra slapped her due to which they grew apart and Meena indulged in alcohol out of depression.
  • In the year 1972, Kamal Amrohi directed the film Pakeezah with Meena Kumari in the lead. The film took 17 years to complete.
  • Three weeks after the release of Pakeezah, Meena got diagnosed with Liver Cirrhosis and on 31 March 1972, she died at the young age of 39 years.\

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