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Chaturbhuj Doshi
Chaturbhuj Doshi (1894–1969) was a Hindi
Hindi
and Gujarati writer-director of Indian cinema. He was one of the top Gujarati screenplay writers, who helped script stories for the Punatar productions. He is stated to be one of the leading figures who launched the Gujarati film industry
Gujarati film industry
with work on notable films like Gunsundari (1948) and Nanand Bhojai (1948).[1] Doshi, was “well known” for his family socials and had become “a celebrity in his own right”.[2] He made a name for himself as a journalist initially and was referred to as the "famous journalist" and publicist by Baburao Patel, editor of Filmindia.[3] His debut film as a director was Gorakh Aya (1938), produced by Ranjit Movietone,[4] though he joined Ranjit in 1929, as a scriptwriter. In 1938, he directed another film for Ranjit, a social comedy, The Secretary, and both films were box-office successes for Doshi
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Filmindia
filmindia was an English monthly film magazine covering Indian cinema.[1] Started by Baburao Patel
Baburao Patel
in 1935,[2] filmindia was the first English film periodical to be published from Bombay. The magazine was reportedly run "single-handedly" by Patel, who wielded power through this medium to "make or destroy a film".[3] Its most popular column was "The Editor's Mail" answered by Patel. The magazine featured film news, editorials, studio round-ups, gossip, and reviews of different language films, mainly from Hindi
Hindi
and regional cinema and affiliated reviews from Hollywood. His articles included siding with the lesser known cinema workers like the technicians, extras and stuntmen.[4] Patel met the painter S. M. Pandit
S. M. Pandit
around 1938, and asked him to design the covers for filmindia. One of Pandit's assistants, Raghubir Mulgaonkar, was also a designer in the same periodical
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Motilal (actor)
Motilal Rajvansh
Motilal Rajvansh
(1910–1965) was an Indian film actor and the winner of Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for Devdas (1955) and Parakh (1960).[2][3] He is credited with being among Hindi cinema's first natural actors. He also directed the film Chhoti Chhoti Baatein (1965), but died before its release. At the 13th National Film Awards, it won the award for Certificate of Merit for the Third Best Feature Film and he posthumously won the Certificate of Merit for the Best Story Writer.[4][5]Contents1 Early life and background 2 Acting career 3 Personal life 4 Tribute 5 Filmography5.1 Actor 5.2 Director6 References 7 External linksEarly life and background[edit] Born in Shimla
Shimla
on 4 December 1910,[6] Motilal came from a distinguished family from Delhi.[7] His father was a renowned educationist, who died when Motilal was one year old
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Kathiawar
Kathiawar
Kathiawar
([kaʈʰijaʋaɽ]; also written Kathiawad or Kattywar) is a peninsula in western India and part of the Saurashtra region.[1][2][3][4][5] Its coastline borders the Gulf of Kutch
Gulf of Kutch
to the west, the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
to the south and the Gulf of Khambhat
Gulf of Khambhat
to the southeast and east
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Veena
The veena (Sanskrit: वीणा, IAST: vīṇā), also spelled as vina or beena or bina, comprises a family of chordophone instruments of the Indian subcontinent.[1][2][3] Ancient musical instruments evolved into many variations, such as lutes, zithers and arched harps.[4] The many regional designs have different names such as the Rudra veena, the Saraswati
Saraswati
veena, the
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Sundaram Balachander
Sundaram Balachander
Sundaram Balachander
(18 January 1927 – 13 April 1990) was an Indian veena player. He was also an accomplished filmmaker. He directed and produced while also having composed music for a few of them.Contents1 Early life 2 Music career 3 Recordings 4 Cinema career 5 Feud with the Kanchi Shankaracharya 6 Feud with Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer 7 Death 8 Awards 9 Filmography 10 References 11 External linksEarly life[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (April 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)His ancestors were from Srivaajiyam village in Tanjore
Tanjore
area, which is acclaimed as the seat of culture and fine arts in South India. His grandfather is Rao Saheb Vaidyanatha Iyer. He was born to V. Sundaram Iyer and Parvathi alias Chellamma
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Durga Khote
Durga Khote
Durga Khote
(14 January 1905 − 22 September 1991) was an Indian actress, beginning as one of the foremost leading ladies of her times, she remained active in Hindi
Hindi
and Marathi cinema, as well as theatre, for over 50 years, starring in around 200 films and numerous theatre productions. In 2000, in a millennium issue, India
India
Today named her among "100 People Who Shaped India", noting: " Durga Khote
Durga Khote
marks the pioneering phase for women in Indian Cinema"[1] as she was one of the first women from respectable families to enter the film industry, thus breaking a social taboo.[2] She also ranks among the top ten actresses in mother roles in Hindi cinema,[3] most notable among them were as Jodhabai in K
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Prithviraj Kapoor
Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
(1969) Dadasaheb Phalke Award
Dadasaheb Phalke Award
(1972)
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Keshavrao Date
Keshavrao Date (1889–1971) was an Indian film actor, who worked in both silent and sound movies. He tried to run his own drama company but found it difficult to perform the dual roles of manager and actor.Contents1 Career 2 Filmography2.1 As Actor 2.2 As Director3 References 4 External linksCareer[edit] His role in the drama Andhalyanchi Shala ("The Blinds' School", 1933) won him rave reviews, subsequently he became a star, and also joined the Prabhat Film Company.[1] After the advent of talkies, he tried his hand at that medium as well, though live theatre remained his chief love. His acting in the Marathi film Kunku
Kunku
(1937) set a standard which has rarely been approached since on the silver screen.[2] He followed it with another sterling performance in Prabhat Film Company's Shejari (1941). Later he performed character roles in films made in Mumbai, where he lived. He also acting in V. Shantaram's Dr
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Yakub (actor)
Yakub Khan Mehboob Khan, known as Yakub,[1] was an Indian Hindi film actor born into a Pathan
Pathan
family in 1904 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India.[2] He died in 1958 after a career spanning thirty years in the film industry.[citation needed] He is best known for his comedic villainous roles.[3] He commenced his career as an extra, but soon did roles as a hero and later as a villain. He became one of the most renowned screen villains, while achieving equal success in comedy and character roles.[4] Yakub appeared in over 300 films.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Director 4 Death 5 Filmography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life[edit] Yakub ran away from home at an early age, and did odd jobs such as a motor mechanic and table waiter before joining the ship "S. S. Madura" as a kitchen worker
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Sitara Devi
Sitara Devi (8 November 1920 – 25 November 2014) was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak
Kathak
style of dancing
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K. L. Saigal
Kundanlal Saigal, often abbreviated as K. L. Saigal
K. L. Saigal
(11 April 1904 – 18 January 1947), was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi
Hindi
film industry, which was centred in Kolkata
Kolkata
during Saigal's time, but is currently centred in Mumbai.[1][2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career at New Theatres 3 Move to Mumbai
Mumbai
and death 4 Discography 5 Filmography 6 In popular culture 7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksEarly life[edit] Saigal was born in Jammu, where his father Amarchand Saigal was a tehsildar at the court of the Raja
Raja
of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir. His mother Kesarbai Saigal was a deeply religious Hindu
Hindu
lady who was very fond of music
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Shankar Parvati
Shankar Parvati is a Bollywood film. It was released in 1943.[1][2] References[edit]^ "-". Gomolo.com. Retrieved 23 August 2012.  ^ Rajadhyaksha, Ashish; Willemen, Paul (1999). Encyclopaedia of Indian cinema. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 August 2012. External links[edit]Shankar Parvati on IMDbThis article about a Hindi film of the 1940s is a stub
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Sadhana Bose
Sadhana Bose (April 20, 1914 - October 3, 1973) (Sadhona Bose) was an Indian actress and a dancer.[1][2][3] She acted in movies like Meenakshi, where she played the lead. A contemporary of Uday Shankar, in the 1930s she staged a number of ballets in Kolkata, including Bhookh on Bengal famine which was a pioneering work in presenting contemporary themes on stage and Omar Khayyam. Timir Baran, having left Uday Shankar's team, composed music for his performances and Tapas Sen did lighting design for her productions.[4][5] Personal life[edit] She was the grand daughter of Keshab Chandra Sen, a social reformer and Brahmo Samaj
Brahmo Samaj
member and daughter of Saral Sen
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Arun Kumar Ahuja
Arun Kumar Ahuja (17 January 1917 – 3 July 1998) was an Indian film actor and producer who was active in the Bollywood
Bollywood
film industry in the 1940s and early 1950s. He was best known for acting in Mehboob Khan's 1940 film Aurat which was a predecessor of the Oscar nominated 1957 remake Mother India.Contents1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Ahuja was brought into films by director Mehboob Khan
Mehboob Khan
who cast him in the leading role in Ek Hi Raasta in 1939. In 1940, he acted in Mehboob Khan's Aurat opposite Sardar Akhtar, an earlier version of the more famous Mother India
India
(1957). He appeared opposite his wife Nirmala Devi in several films such as Savera (1941) and Chalis Karod (1946). He made his last film appearance in Aulad (1954) after which he produced a film which was a flop
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Mumtaz Shanti
Mumtaz Shanti
Mumtaz Shanti
(Urdu: ممتاز شانتی‬) was a famous movie star of the Bollywood
Bollywood
yesteryears. She was very popular in the 1940s and early 1950s with hit movies like Basant (1942), Kismet (1943), and Ghar Ki Izzat (1948)[1] with a young Dilip Kumar.[citation needed] The movie Kismet in 1943 was the most significant of her illustrious career
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