Meena Kumari

  • CWG 2014: Shooters Meena Kumari, Lajja Gauswami fail to win medals July 28, 2014

    Glasgow: A lot was expected from Indian shooters Meena Kumari and Lajja Gauswami but they failed to earn a medal from the women's 50-metre rifle prone finals at the Commonwealth Games on Monday. On a day when all three Indian medals came from shooting, Meena and Lajja could only manage to...
  • Indian-origin woman awarded for contribution to education June 11, 2014

    New York: An Indian-origin woman in the US has been conferred an Indian diaspora organisation's 2014 Service Award. Meena Kumari, associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has received the 2014 Service Award of the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America,...
  • 'Pakeezah' incident inspired Himesh Reshammiya's 'The Xpose' May 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Makers of musician-actor Himesh Reshammiya-starrer 'The Xpose' which is set to be released on May 16, said here today that the movie has "exposed" various Bollywood "secrets" from the 1960s and 1970s. One scene in 'The Xpose' is related to the 1972 movie called 'Pakeezah' which starred the late actress...
  • Would love to play Madhubala or Meena Kumari in a biopic: Sonakshi Sinha February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: From action drama to period films, Sonakshi Sinha has tried various genres and now she hopes to be part of a biopic. "Right now I am not doing any biopic, but if given a chance I would love to portray an actress. Be it Madhubala or Meena Kumari, somebody who...
  • Watch: Vinod Mehta talks about his book on Meena Kumari October 12, 2013

    Journalist Vinod Mehta talks about the life and times of the legendary actress Meena Kumari in his book 'Meena Kumari The Classic Biography'. ...
  • When Meena Kumari nearly missed 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam' August 11, 2013

    New Delhi: It is considered one of the most brilliant portrayals in Hindi cinema by any actress but not many know that Meena Kumari nearly missed playing the lead role of 'Chhoti Bahu' in Guru Dutt's 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'. Dutt wanted to make a commercial film and decided to adapt...
  • Mahie Gill emulates Meena Kumari in 'Gangs of Ghosts' July 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Mahie Gill has sought inspiration from legendary actress Meena Kumari for a song in her upcoming film 'Gang of Ghosts'. The song 'Nahi Dungi, Nahi Dungi, Dil mera fokat mein nahi dungi' is inspired by the tragedy queen. "I am a huge Meena Kumari fan so it was a great...
  • Sonam Kapoor: I want to play a real person July 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor would love to play legendary actress Meena Kumari in case her biopic is made because she is fascinated by real characters with some flaws. "I would like to play Meena Kumari...she had such a tragic life," said Sonam known for playing different roles in films like...
  • Vidya Balan pays tribute to Meena Kumari, Nargis April 9, 2013

    The Indian film industry will hit the century mark in coming May. Paying a tribute to the same was actress Vidya Balan, who launched the cover of a popular magazine recreating the iconic images of Hindi cinema in Mumbai on Saturday. The actress donned the iconic look of Nargis from...
  • Is there anything personal for Bollywood celebs? July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: As someone who grew up in Mumbai’s Pali Hill, the city’s Beverley Hills, with neighbours like Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Pran, Sunil Dutt, Nargis, celebs were a reality, but with a difference. They were invisible. You saw them on the silver screen, read and dreamt about them,...
  • First Look: Madhuri in 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5' June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: The first promo of Madhuri Dixit's TV show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5' is out. The promo shows Madhuri giving tribute to Meena Kumari. Based on the reality show 'Dancing with the Stars', the first season of 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' started on September 8, 2006. Here is the...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years - the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more techno-savvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • India Post releases stamps on six actresses February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: A set of six stamps on six legendary actresses of Indian cinema has been released at the world philatelic exhibition here. The actresses who have been honoured are Meena Kumari, Nutan, Kanan Devi, Devika Rani, Leela Naidu and Savitri Devi. The stamps were released by Minister of State for...
  • Bollywood Blockbusters: Meena Kumari February 7, 2011

    CNN-IBN looks back at the life and times of Indian cinema's eternal queen of tragedy. ...