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Meena Kumari


Pakeezah: From Meena Kumari's failing health to separation from director Kamal Amrohi, what went wrong during making of this classic

March 31, 2022 8:05 am

On Meena Kumari's 50th death anniversary, here's recalling the making of one of her most popular films Pakeezah. Made by her husband, director Kamal Amrohi, the film's making went through many ups and downs over 14 years.

Meena Kumari-Kamal Amrohi’s love story to be made into a web series

February 15, 2022 3:28 pm

The story will be set against the backdrop of the making of Bollywood classic Pakeezah, directed by Kamal Amrohi and starring his muse Meena Kumari.

What Nargis wrote on Meena Kumari's death: 'Maut mubarak ho Meena, this world is not for people like you'

January 20, 2022 8:50 am

After Meena Kumari's death, Nargis penned a letter talking about her difficult life and heartbreaks, which was published in an Urdu magazine. The two had shared a close sisterhood. 

Meena Kumari gives fashion goals even today; see pics

August 02, 2019 6:43 am

On Meena Kumari's birth anniversary, we take a look at her most memorable on-screen fashion looks.

Meena Kumari, Tragedy Queen, remembered by Google Doodle on 85th birth anniversary

August 01, 2018 8:11 am

Meena Kumari Google Doodle: The legendary actress starred in about 92 films in a career spanning 33 years. Some of her notable films include Pakeezah, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Foot Path, Dil Ek Mandir and Kaajal.

Understanding the Meena Kumari paradox

August 01, 2018 1:58 pm

Meena Kumari's 85th birth anniversary: As we recall the turbulent life and times of the legendary actor, we wonder how the tragedy queen was received and seen in her own time. Was she born to suffer? And did she only suffer – was there nothing else to her life?

Would love to play Meena Kumari in 'Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam' remake: Aditi Rao Hydari

April 01, 2016 6:45 pm

Aditi Rao Hydari said if given chance she would love to play Meena Kumari's character in "Saheb Bibi Aur Ghulam" remake.

Rare memorabilia of Meena Kumari on display

February 24, 2016 6:35 pm

Meena Kumari's original publicity material and memorabilia, including paintings and portraits of her films, will be on the display at the Womanhood Festival in Mumbai.

Woman leader complains to BJP top brass over MP Rajveer Singh's 'abusive language'

May 24, 2015 4:03 pm

Rajveer Singh is the son of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh.

Kangana Ranaut to begin Meena Kumari's biopic in mid-2016

April 03, 2015 1:21 pm

"Yes, I have been offered a film on Meena Kumari and I hope things work out," said Kangana.


Meena Kumari's 86th birth anniversary: Rare photos of the tragedy queen

August 02, 2019 6:42 am

On the occasion of her 86th birth anniversary, we remember Meena Kumari, the tragedy queen of Indian cinema. The actor is still regarded as one of the most talented performers that Indian cinema has ever seen.

On Meena Kumari's 85th birth anniversary, here's remembering the tragedy queen

August 01, 2018 9:39 am

Meena Kumari, known as the tragedy queen of Indian cinema, is still regarded as one of the most talented performers that Indian cinema has ever seen.

Actors who died young: Sridevi, Madhubala, Jiah Khan and others

February 26, 2018 6:37 pm

While Sridevi fans are yet to come to terms with her demise, here is a list of stars who had shocking and untimely deaths.