Great Gujarati Actress

The aim of this article is to Provide information about Great Gujarati Actress Like Asha Parekh,Dina Pathak.Asha Parekh is a one of Great Gujarati Actress of life time. She is actress, director, and producer in Bollywood. She was one of the top stars in Hindi films from 1959 to 1973 era.Dina Pathak was a actor and director of Gujarati theater.

Asha Parekh

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Great Gujarati Actress

Asha Parekh born on Second October 1942 at Mahuva of Gujarat.His Father is Hindu and Mother is Muslim.Her mother inspired her for Dance.She started her career as a child artist.

She start doing Films as the heroine in 'Dil Deke Dekho' (1959) opposite Shammi Kapoor which made her a big star that time.She acted in her mother tongue language Gujarati by starring in three films at the height of her fame in Hindi films, the first film being 'Akhand Saubhagyavati' (1963), which became a huge hit.

She also acted in some Punjabi films and a Kannada film 'Sharavegada Saradara' released in 1989.

She became a television director in the early 1990s with a Gujarati serial Jyoti.She formed a production company named 'Akruti'and produced serials like 'Palash ke Phool','Baaje Payal',' Kora Kagaz' and a comedy 'Dal Mein Kaala'.

She was the president of the Cine Artistes' Association from 1994 to 2000. Asha was the first female chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (Censor Board) of India. She held the post from 1998 to 2001 for which she received no salary but plenty of controversy for censoring films and for not giving clearance to Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth.

After it, she became the treasurer of the Cine and Television Artists Association (CINTAA) and also was later elected to be one of its office bearers.

She got lots of Awards in her career including Padma Shree,Filmfare Awards, life time Achievement Award.In Latest she got Bhishma Award by the Ashram Arts Academy (2012).

Dina Pathak

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Great Gujarati Actress

Dina Pathak was born on 4 March 1922 as Dina Gandhi in Bhavnagar,Gujarat to a Gujarati family coming from Junagadh.She married to Baldev Pathak and had two daughters, Supriya Pathak and Ratna Pathak .

At her teenage, she joined the Indian National Theatre as an actress.she made her debut in films with a Gujarati film, Kariyawar (1948).
She is known for her memorable roles in the Hindi films like Gol Maal and Khubsoorat.

In 2002 she appeared in Indo-Canadian film of Deepa Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood for which she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role at the 23rd Genie Awards.she was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

In the 80s she was appeared on the popular TV series, Malgudi Days, a Shankar Nag's TV adaptation of R. K. Narayan's eponymous classic.

She was a woman activist and the President of the 'National Federation of Indian Women' (NIFW).

She completed her last film, Pinjar (2003), but died before its release, due to heart attack on 11 October 2002 in Bandra, Bombay.


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