‘Anadhai Penn’ was a trendsetter. This stunning range of rakhi will leave not leave you disappointed but will help you to make your brother feel on seventh heaven. Towards the end, he played only minor roles in Marathi films; his last film appearance was in 1966. Alone. Himanshu Rai was born in an aristocratic family, and was schooled at Shantiniketan, Calcutta (now Kolkata). Hindu Indian Baby Shower is the ceremony is called “Khoro Bhavo”, “Garbh Dhan Sanskar”, “Shrimant”, Or “Shrimant Sanskar” celebrated to welcoming unborn child. Kavi Pradeep died at the age of 83 in Vile Parle, Mumbai on 11 December 1998. Following his father’s death, he and his mother lived in penury. Socially, they were equally reprehensible, but she chose to join a travelling theatre company as an actress and Kamala her daughter became a prompter. She was one of the top leading ladies of the 1930s along with actresses like Devika Rani, Durga Khote, Sulochana (Ruby Myers), Mehtab, Shanta Apte, Sabita Devi, Leela Desai and Naseem Bano. The theme enraged the Nizam of Hyderabad who sided with the British on segregation of Hindus and Muslims, and Ganguly was ordered to leave Hyderabad within a day. Patankar was now bankrupt and planning his retirement. She sent a telegram to Calcutta saying “she will not be returning.” The Return of the Toofan Mail, however, was never completed but Esther’s career in the Bombay film industry took off. In a career span of five decades, Kavi Pradeep wrote about 1,700 songs, and nationalistic poems including the lyrics for 72 films. Their first production was Bilat Ferat (1921) (The England Returned), released only two years after the first Bengali feature ‘Bilwamangal’. In Pakistan he re-released the films that made him enough money to last a while. Producer. However, she still had the power to excite controversy. In 1925, Fatima founded her own production company Fatma Film Company in 1925, becoming the first female studio producer of Indian cinema and a pioneer of fantasy cinema where she used trick photography. With the setting up of an All India Radio station in Bombay in the late 1920s, Khorshed along with her sister Manek performed on air regularly. Vithal won the case. Jaddanbai was extremely well read, and was fond of poetry. For his next film, Kach-Devyani (1920) he invited two women Usha and Gui as actresses from Calcutta (now Kolkata) – with grand protests from his own partner, Patankar who was against women in films. Nirantar and Phalke’s Buddha Dev (1923). This project never took off. An association with Pal led to making of a film The Light of Asia, which he co-directed with Franz Osten. Master of Disguises. She was one of the first women to be recognised in Indian cinema as a “comedienne of calibre”. Actor. Raja Sandow was born in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu in 1895 as P. K. Nagalingam. Meanwhile, Akbar gradually began to enjoy the benefits Khurshid/Renuka’s fame and “salary” brought : He bought himself a new car, planned expensive game-‐hunts, and pleasure trips to Mussoorie and provisioned excellent schooling for the children. After her divorce, she got married to Gul Hamid Khan, one of the first early silent movie actors. P. Orr & Sons (on Mount Road) had another department besides wristwatches, silverware, and guns, that made gramophones under the name of Orrs Gramophone. The first film independently directed by him at Kohinoor was Typist Girl (1926) starring Sulochana and Gohar which was made in 17 days. Torne also introduced many firsts in the film industry. Baburao was a man of many talents – He was the first Indian filmmaker to adopt the method, Eisenstein had described as ‘stenographic’ – he sketched the costumes, movements, and characters. After studying in a Catholic convent she was sent to secretarial school to learn short hand & typing and then she attended nursing school. Star Film Company produced 17 films before Davé and Irani’s partnership dissolved. Raja, with ambitions to become a director, began watched and learned the tricks of the trade. The special effects were appreciated by Indian as well as foreign technicians. Jaddan Bai passed away at the age of 57 in 1949. Her pairing with Surendra was especially well-liked with the pair giving several hits. She is credited with the first female double roles of Indian cinema – as twin sisters in Patni Pratap and as mother and daughter in Kashmiri Sundari. Further talkie versions of her silent hits followed and with Indira (now an) M.A. Krishnan and Raja Sandow helped in good measure. Though excited by the offer, she turned him down as acting was regarded as quite a dubious profession for women those days. She was fashionable, popular and modern. Zubeida was Born in Surat, Gujarat to Fatima Begum (read above) She was the daughter of Nawab Sidi Ibrahim Muhammad Yakut Khan III of Sachin State and Fatima Begum and had two sisters, Sultana and Shehzadi. Dwarkadas Sampat himself played the role donning the Gandhi cap and khadi shirt. Dwarkadas with an investment of Rs 25,000 formed a partnership with him and the company was called Patankar Friends & Co. The shocked producers had no option but to serve food in one enclosure without discriminating against caste, creed or community. Gohar was fond of reading and was self-assured even as a teenager. Akhtar was born in 1915, in Lahore, British India. H. S. Bhatavdekar was a portrait photographer in Bombay who witnessed the Lumiere Brothers film show in 1896 in Mumbai. In 1905, Irani began representing Universal Pictures, US, and exhibiting Hollywood films in India. The film with duration of three and half hours (211 minutes) was entirely in verse. He also played in a side role in the 1944 blockbuster film Ramshastri. Cuckoo Moray was an Anglo-Indian dancer and actress in Indian cinema. Initially not many in the family knew what Khurshid was up to, but after the release of the film, the community was up in arms. In 1918, journalist B. G. Horniman, editor of the Bombay Chronicle, featured Raja Sandow in his publication. Kajjan attained name and fame as a very popular singer and actor of the stage. Gohar Kayoum Mamajiwala was also known as Miss Gohar. Devore. The company began production of silent films in 1929 under the banner Ranjit Film Company and by 1932 had made 39 pictures, most of them social dramas. The work on Alam Ara was kept a secret. Nadia was born Mary Ann Evans in Perth, Western Australia. His father worked with the Backbay Reclamation Company whose stated purpose was to reclaim the whole of Backbay (from the tip of Malabar Hill to the end of Colaba). Crowds mobbed T. K. Shanmugham and N.S. Well versed in Urdu literature, she wrote poetry under the pen name “Ada” and some of her poems were published in Urdu magazines. and he joined Barua Pictures company. Gul Hamid worked with his wife, Patience Cooper, in three films i.e., Baghi Sipahi, Murderer (1935) and Khyber Pass. Her second marriage was to actor and co-star, Al Nasir. She convinced him to let Anna study the arts of the subcontinent in her home. In Tamil Nadu too he directed and acted in a number of silent films for R. Padmanaban‘s Associate Film Company. Nargis was not a good singer, and against the established norm, Jaddan Bai found and launched a new playback singing voice for her daughter in Geeta Roy (Later Geeta Dutt). On a visit to Lahore, she was signed by producer Dalsukh Pancholi, for two films Shehar Se Door (1946) and Arsi (1947).