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Biographical Data :

Name :Naseem Bano
Period :1916 - 2002
Biographical detail : Bollywood first female superstar known as “beauty queen” or Pari Chehra.

Naseem entry to the movies was accidental when she visited Bombay and was offered a role in Hamlet, which made her an overnight sensation. She shot Khoon ka Khoon, President, Divorce, Khan Bahadur, Meetha Zahar and Vasant but it was historical classic Minerva Movietone’s Pukar, in which, her leading role in Mughul-era spectacular gave her a tender performance as the monarch Noor Jehan that brought her success in 1930s hit. Before she retired in mid-1950 she also appeared in Sheesh Mahal, Chal Chal Re Naujawan, Naushirwan-e-Adil and other films.

Naseem came from wealthy background, unlike most actresses of her era who rose from poverty. She joined the film industry when it was considered to be part of a very low profession.

Daughter of Chamiyan Bai, formerly a Delhi's courtesan, Naseem Bano married Mian Ehsan, a wealthy man. The marriage, however, ended in a divorce in the 1940s. She was also well-known as the mother of star Saira Bano and the mother-in-law of screen-named actor Dilip Kumar.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Haroon Ashraf)


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