Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Bollywood grand dame Zohra Sehgal dies  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 11/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Arab News) MUMBAI: Bollywood's grand dame Zohra Sehgal whose seven-decade career spanned theater film dance and television in both India and Britain has died in hospital her family said. She was 102.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led tributes to the star who was born in northern India in April 1912 describing her on Twitter as 'prolific & full of life."

'Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise" he wrote.

Sehgal's daughter Kiran told the Press Trust of India news agency that her mother had been ill for a few days and died of a cardiac arrest in New Delhi in the afternoon.

Sehgal began work as a dancer in the 1930s before moving to acting becoming known as the doyenne of Indian theater although she also won fans through her various roles in Hindi and English-language films and TV series over the years.

Her film debut came in the 1946 movie 'Dharti Ke Lal' (Son of the Soil). After winning a drama scholarship in 1962 she moved to Britain.r/>

In her memoir she told of how after finishing her scholarship she scraped by as a dresser in London's green rooms and even managed to educate her children there.

But her fortunes turned when she landed significant roles in British productions such as the landmark 1980s series 'The Jewel in the Crown" and the film 'My Beautiful Laundrette."

Sehgal returned to India in the 1990s at the age of 80 and continued acting until the age of 95.

Her most popular Hindi hits included 'Dil Se" (From the Heart 1998) and 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (I Have Given My Heart Darling 1999). In 2010 she was awarded the Padma Vibhushan India's second highest civilian award.

Her last film role came in 2007 in 'Cheeni Kum" (Less Sugar) in which she acted alongside Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as his mother.

'What a journey and what an immensely loveable co star ! Prayers for her blessed soul!!" Bachchan wrote on Twitter on Thursday.

Stars Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra were among others who paid tribute.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 3 2016 - Qatar's growth grows sharply at USD35.6bMENAFN
(MENAFN) NBK had reported that Qatar"s total growth accelerated to 2% year-on-year in 2016, and the country"s non-hydrocarbon sector activity cooled as manufacturing contracted, also gas production ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Jordan's government to serve citizens, national interestsMENAFN
(MENAFN) According to Jordan News Agency, Petra, Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani had announced on Thursday that the government is determined to take decisions that serve citizens ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Lebanon to be under fiber optic coverage by 2020MENAFN
(MENAFN) According to Lebanese Telecoms Minister Boutros Harb, his country has already started installing fiber optics in big cities, and 85% of the Lebanese population will have access to the ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Investing in an uncertain worldMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Investing in an uncertain world Smart investing with Bastien Jack 2016 will go down in history as a year that defied expectations. LONDON, UK, UK, December 2, 2016 ...

 Dec 3 2016 - UpChefs Launches New Product on Amazon to Help Kids Eat Their FoodMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) UpChefs Launches New Product on Amazon to Help Kids Eat Their Food Fun Sandwich Bread Cutter Shapes for Kids is the newest effective partners for parents, especially ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Stack8 to Preview its New UC Managed Services Offerings at Cisco Connect Montreal 2016MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Stack8 to Preview its New UC Managed Services Offerings at Cisco Connect Montreal 2016 Stack8 at Cisco Connect Montreal Stack8 Logo Join Stack8 at Cisco Connect Montreal Booth ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Legendary Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary Celebration Hosted by the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship FoundationMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Legendary Tuskegee Airmen 75th Anniversary Celebration Hosted by the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation Tuskegee Airmen - One of the Most Decorated Military Groups in the History ...

 Dec 3 2016 - World Prostate cancer Market - Trends, Drivers, Strategies, Applications and Competitive Landscape to 2027MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) World Prostate cancer Market - Trends, Drivers, Strategies, Applications and Competitive Landscape to 2027 Global Prostate cancer Information, by product type hormone therapy, ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Global Robotics in Healthcare Market 2016 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021MENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Global Robotics in Healthcare Market 2016 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021 focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market ...

 Dec 3 2016 - Qatar- Ajyal to screen trans-adapted version of 'The Idol'Gulf Times
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The trans-adapted version of The Idol (Palestine, Qatar, UK, The Netherlands), Palestine's entry for the upcoming Oscars for ‘Best Foreign Language' film, will be screened ...

more...


 





Google

PayExpo_MENA
 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help