Saturday, January 21, 2017

Geeta Bali

Today is the death anniversary of Geeta Bali, the popular Bollywood actress of her time.Born in a Sikh family in 1930 at Sargodha in undivided Punjab, her maiden name was Harkirtan Kaur.She and her sister were brought up in a progressive environment in an unorthodox way, being taught horse-riding and other things which at that time were meant only for a male child.
She started acting at the age of 12 when she appeared in a film titled 'Cobbler '. She made her debut as a heroine in a film 'Badnaami' in 1946.
She married actor Shammi Kapoor in 1955. At that time she was an established actress whereas Shammi Kapoor was still struggling to find his moorings as an actor.She continued acting in films even after marriage, breaking away from the Kapoor family tradition.She worked in many popular & hit movies like Suhaag Raat(1948) Baaware Nain , Anand Math, Baazi, Baaz, Albela, Jhamela, Jaal,Vachan,Aji Bas Shukriya and Mr.India(1961).Her last movie was
 Jabse Tumko Dekha Hai (1963).She contracted smallpox while shooting for
a Punjabi film Rano based on Rajinder Singh Bedi's classic novel Ek Chaadar Maili Si and died within fifteen days of illness.A shocked Rajinder Singh Bedi is said to have burnt a copy of the novel on the Geeta Bali's pyre.She did not complete 35 years of life on this planet.
Our humble tributes to the great talented actress !

No comments:

Post a Comment