Mala Sinha

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Date of Birth : 1936
Birthname : NA
Height : NA

Mini Biography :
She was born to a Bengali-Nepali Christian couple and was named Alda. Her friends at school used to tease her calling Dalda (a branded vegetable oil of India), so she changed her name. Her father’s name was Albert Sinha. Noted Bengali film director Ardhendu Bose saw her acting in a school play and took permission from her father to cast her as a heroine in his film Roshanara (1952), her cinematic debut. After acting in a couple of films in Calcutta, Mala had to go to Bombay to shoot for a Bengali film. There she met Geeta Dutt, a noted Bollywood playback singer, who was charmed by her and introduced her to film director Kidar Sharma. It was Sharma who cast her as a heroine in his film Rangeen Ratein. Mala was also a singer of some repute and used to sing for All India Radio, albeit she was never allowed to sing playback (even for herself) in the movies. In 1957, noted Bollywood actor and film director Guru Dutt (the husband of Geeta Dutt) cast Mala in his film Pyaasa in a role originaly intended for Madhubala. Mala gave a memorable performance as the woman who chooses to marry a rich man (played by character artiste Rehman) rather than a poor unsuccessful poet (played by Guru Dutt himself). The film remains to this day a classic in the history of Indian cinema.

Filmography :

  1. Zid (1994)
  2. Radha Ka Sangam (1992)
  3. Khel (1991)
  4. Dil Tujhko Diya (1987)
  5. Babu (1985)
  6. Aasmaan (1984)
  7. Yeh Rishta Na Tootay (1981)
  8. Harjaee (1981)
  9. Dhan Daulat (1980)
  10. Be-Reham (1980)
  11. Karmayogi (1978)
  12. Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath (1978)
  13. Prayashchit (1977)
  14. Zindagi (1976)
  15. Do Ladkiyan (1976)
  16. Mazdoor Zindabaad (1976) (uncredited)
  17. Sunehra Sansar (1975)
  18. Phir Kab Milogi (1974)
  19. 36 Ghante (1974)
  20. Archana (1974)
  21. Kora Badan (1974)
  22. Kahani Hum Sab Ki (1973)
  23. Rickshawala (1973)
  24. Lalkaar (1972)
  25. Rivaaj (1972)
  26. Pyar Ki Kahani (1971)
  27. Chaahat (1971)
  28. Kangan (1971)
  29. Maryada (1971)
  30. Sanjog (1971)
  31. Geet (1970)
  32. Holi Ayee Re (1970)
  33. Do Bhai (1969)
  34. Jaal Saz (1969)
  35. Paisa Ya Pyaar (1969)
  36. Pyar Ka Sapna (1969)
  37. Tamanna (1969)
  38. Ankhen (1968)
  39. Do Kaliyaan (1968)
  40. Humsaya (1968)
  41. Mere Huzoor (1968)
  42. Jaal (1967)
  43. Jab Yaad Kisi Ki Aati Hai (1967)
  44. Nai Roshni (1967)
  45. Night in London (1967)
  46. Aasra (1966)
  47. Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi (1966)
  48. Dillagi (1966)
  49. Mere Lal (1966)
  50. Abhaya O Srikanta (1965)
  51. Bahu Beti (1965)
  52. Himalay Ki Godh Mein (1965)
  53. Neela Aakash (1965)
  54. Apne Huye Paraye (1964)
  55. Jahan Ara (1964)
  56. Main Suhagan Hoon (1964)
  57. Pooja Ke Phool (1964) (as Malasinha)
  58. Suhagan (1964)
  59. Bahurani (1963)
  60. Gehra Daag (1963)
  61. Gumrah (1963)
  62. Phool Bane Angarey (1963)
  63. Aankh Michouli (1962)
  64. Anpadh (1962)
  65. Bombay Ka Chor (1962)
  66. Dil Tera Diwana (1962)
  67. Gyarah Hazaar Ladkiyan (1962)
  68. Hariyali Aur Raasta (1962)
  69. Dharmputra (1961)
  70. Maya (1961)
  71. Suhag Sindoor (1961)
  72. Bewaqoof (1960)
  73. Mitti Mein Sona (1960)
  74. Patang (1960)
  75. Dhool Ka Phool (1959)
  76. Duniya Na Mane (1959)
  77. Khelaghar (1959)
  78. Love Marriage (1959)
  79. Main Nashe Men Hoon (1959)
  80. Ujala (1959)
  81. Chandan (1958)
  82. Detective (1958)
  83. Devar Bhabhi (1958)
  84. Parvarish (1958)
  85. Phil Subha Hogi (1958)
  86. Pyaasa (1957)
  87. Apradhi Kaun? (1957)
  88. Ek Gaon Ki Kahani (1957)
  89. Fashion (1957)
  90. Lal Batti (1957)
  91. Nausherwan-E-Adil (1957)
  92. Naya Zamana (1957)
  93. Prithibi Amare Chaay (1957)
  94. Surer Parashey (1957)
  95. Ek Shola (1956)
  96. Paisa Hi Paisa (1956)
  97. Putrabadhu (1956)
  98. Rangin Raaten (1956)
  99. Riyasat (1955)
  100. Badshah (1954)
  101. Dhuli (1954)
  102. Hamlet (1954)
  103. Suhagan (1954)
  104. Jog Biyog (1953)

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