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  1. Who was Meena Kumari? Google Doodle celebrates Pakeezah actress’ 85th birth anniversary

Who was Meena Kumari? Google Doodle celebrates Pakeezah actress’ 85th birth anniversary

On the 85th birth anniversary of yesteryear superstar Meena Kumari, Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to 'The Tragedy Queen' featuring her in a red sari.

By: | Mumbai | Published: August 1, 2018 2:40 AM
Google Doodle celebrates Pakeezah actress’ 85th birth anniversary

On the 85th birth anniversary of yesteryear superstar Meena Kumari, Google on Wednesday dedicated a special doodle to ‘The Tragedy Queen’ featuring her in a red sari.

Born on August 1, 1933, Meena Kumari in her 33 years journey in the Indian cinema starred in about 92 films, including ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’, ‘Pakeezah’, ‘Mere Apne’, ‘Aarti’, ‘Baiju Bawra’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai’, ‘Foot Path’, ‘Dil Ek Mandir’ and ‘Kaajal’.

Often regarded as a ‘historically incomparable’ actress of the Hindi cinema, Meena Kumari was married to filmmaker and screenwriter Kamal Amrohi.

She passed away on March 31, 1972, due to liver cirrhosis aged 38.

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