Nirupa Roy

11nirupa.jpg Date of Birth : 4 January 1931

Date of Death : 13 October 2004

Birth Name : Kokila Kishorechandra Balsara

Height 5′ 3″ (1.60 m)

Biography :

Kokila was born on January 4, 1931 in Valsad, Gujerat, India, in the Gujerati-speaking Balsara family.

She was married to Kamal Roy at a very young age, and shortly thereafter in 1946 both husband and wife decided to make a career on the silver screen. They traveled to Bombay, both applied, but only Kokila was chosen to act in a Gujerati movie, Ranakdevi, followed by Amar Raj, and Gunsundari in 1948. She was primarily effective in creating the Gujerati film industry. This is how Nirupa Roy was born.

She went on to act in many movies, initially as the leading lady then in various roles of a variety of Hindu Goddesses, so much so that people actually lined up to seek her blessings. From 1970s on she was type-cast to play the role of the mother for a number of leading actors, from Dev Anand to Amitabh Bachchan. She was perhaps the only actresses to have played the role of mother to Dharmendra and his son, Sunny Deol, albeit in different movies. In 1955 she acted as Dev Anand’s mother, even though she is about 8 years younger than him.

Filmography :

Actress:

1. Lal Baadshah (1999)
2. Jahan Tum Le Chalo (1999)
3. Love You Hamesha (1999)
4. Aasoo Bane Angaarey (1993)
5. Humshakal (1992)
6. Mere Sajana Saath Nibhana (1992)
7. Pratikar (1991)
8. Hai Meri Jaan (1991)
9. Lakhpati (1991)
10. Jai Shiv Shankar (1990)
11. Kaaranama (1990)
12. Pyar Ka Devta (1990)
13. Dana Paani (1989)
14. Santosh (1989)
15. Do Waqt Ki Roti (1988)
16. Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988)
17. Charnon Ki Saugandh (1988)
18. Pyar Ka Mandir (1988)
19. Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani (1988)
20. Dharam Shatru (1988)
21. Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswathi (1988)
22. Inteqam (1988)
23. Sone Pe Suhaaga (1988)
24. Pyaar Karke Dekho (1987)
25. Naam O Nishan (1987)
26. Locket (1986)
27. Angaarey (1986)
28. Mard (1985)
29. Geraftaar (1985)
30. Pataal Bhairavi (1985)
31. Mahaguru (1985)
32. Ramkali (1985)
33. Sarfarosh (1985)
34. Maanu Mangalsutra (1985)
35. Ram Tera Desh (1984)
36. Inquilaab (1984)
37. Aan Aur Shaan (1984)
38. Mera Faisla (1984)
39. Pavitra Ganga (1984)
40. Mawaali (1983)
41. Betaab (1983)
42. Ganga Meri Maa (1983)
43. Chor Police (1983)
44. Deedar-E-Yaar (1982)
45. Teri Kasam (1982)
46. Teesri Aankh (1982)
47. Badle Ki Aag (1982) (uncredited)
48. Chalti Ka Naam Zindagi (1982)
49. Jaanwar (1982)
50. Main Intequam Loonga (1982)
51. Jail Yatra (1981)
52. Khoon Aur Paani (1981)
53. Kranti (1981)
54. Aas Paas (1981)
55. Kahani Ek Chor Ki (1981)
56. Katilon Ke Kaatil (1981)
57. Professor Pyarelal (1981)
58. Shakka (1981)
59. Chambal Ki Kasam (1980)
60. Lootmaar (1980)
61. Zalim (1980)
62. Ahimsa (1979)
63. Suhaag (1979)
64. Kartavya (1979)
65. Gautam Govinda (1979)
66. Aatish (1979)
67. Jaandaar (1979)
68. Khandaan (1979)
69. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978)
70. Dil Aur Deewar (1978)
71. Anjane Mein (1978)
72. Ankh Ka Tara (1978)
73. Azaad (1978)
74. Besharam (1978)
75. Nalayak (1978)
76. Ram Kasam (1978)
77. Hatyara (1977)
78. Aaina (1977)
79. Khoon Pasina (1977)
80. Aakhri Goli (1977)
81. Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
82. Anurodh (1977)
83. Kasum Khoon Ki (1977)
84. Saubhagya Sindoor (1977)
85. Aap Beati (1976)
86. Dharti Mata (1976)
87. Maa (1976)
88. Santan (1976)
89. Deewaar (1975)
90. Mounto (1975)
91. Ponga Pandit (1975)
92. Roti (1974)
93. Badla (1974)
94. Farebi (1974)
95. Zehreela Insaan (1974)
96. Jyot Jale (1973)
97. Kuchhe Dhaage (1973)
98. Manchali (1973)
99. Pyaar Ka Rishta (1973)
100. Taxi Driver (1973)
101. Jawani Diwani (1972)
102. Anokhi Pehchan (1972)
103. Ek Hasina Do Diwane (1972)
104. Janwar Aur Insaan (1972)
105. Chhoti Bahu (1971)
106. Ganga Tera Pani Amrit (1971)
107. Jawan Mohabbat (1971)
108. Nadaan (1971)
109. Sansar (1971/II)
110. Aan Milo Sajna (1970)
111. Abhinetri (1970)
112. Maa Aur Mamta (1970)
113. Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani (1970)
114. Gopi (1970)
115. Maharaja (1970)
116. My Love (1970)
117. Purab Aur Pachhim (1970)
118. Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool (1969)
119. Anjaana (1969)
120. Aya Sawan Jhoom Ke (1969)
121. Hum Ek Hain (1969)
122. Jigri Dost (1969)
123. Pyar Ka Mausam (1969)
124. Rahgir (1969)
125. Surya Devata (1969)
126. Aabroo (1968)
127. Ek Kali Muskai (1968)
128. Raja Aur Runk (1968)
129. Sadhu Aur Shaitaan (1968) (uncredited)
130. Badrinath Yatra (1967)
131. Jaal (1967)
132. Ram Aur Shyam (1967)
133. Aasra (1966)
134. Laadla (1966)
135. Neend Hamari Khwab Tumhare (1966)
136. Chand Aur Suraj (1965)
137. Shaheed (1965)
138. Shankar Seeta Ansuya (1965)
139. Shree Ram Bharat Milap (1965)
140. Benazir (1964)
141. Bhakta Dhruvakumar (1964)
142. Hameer Hath (1964)
143. Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)
144. Shehnai (1964)
145. Zindagi (1964)
146. Chandrasekhar Azad (1963)
147. Grahasti (1963)
148. Gumrah (1963)
149. Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya (1963)
150. Mujhe Jeene Do (1963)
151. Aalha Udal (1962)
152. Bezubaan (1962)
153. Bijli Chamke Jamna Paar (1962)
154. Maa Beta (1962)
155. Apsara (1961)
156. Batwara (1961)
157. Chhaya (1961)
158. Chundadi Chokha (1961)
159. Dharmputra (1961)
160. Jai Chittor (1961)
161. Razia Sultana (1961)
162. Aanchal (1960)
163. Ghar Ki Laaj (1960)
164. Lal Quila (1960)
165. Maya Machhindra (1960)
166. Superman (1960)
167. Veer Durgadas (1960)
168. Baazigar (1959)
169. Bedard Zamana Kya Jane (1959)
170. Charnon Ki Dasi (1959)
171. Daaka (1959)
172. Dr. Z (1959)
173. Heera Moti (1959)
174. Kangan (1959)
175. Kavi Kalidas (1959)
176. Pakshiraj (1959)
177. Chaalbaaz (1958)
178. Dulhan (1958)
179. Karigar (1958)
180. Naag Champa (1958)
181. Pati Parmeshwar (1958)
182. Raj Pratigya (1958)
183. Ram Bhakta Vibishan (1958)
184. Samrat Chandragupta (1958)
185. Chandi Puja (1957)
186. Do Roti (1957)
187. Ek Gaon Ki Kahani (1957) (as Nirupa)
188. Janam Janam Ke Phere: Alias Sati Anapurna (1957)
189. Krishna Sudama (1957)
190. Laxmi Pooja (1957)
191. Mohini (1957)
192. Musafir (1957)
193. Naag Lok (1957)
194. Naag Mani (1957)
195. Narsi Bhagat (1957)
196. Ram Hanuman Yuddha (1957)
197. Rani Rupmati (1957)
198. Sant Raghu (1957)
199. Shesh Naag (1957)
200. Amarsinh Rathod (1956)
201. Bajrang Bali (1956)
202. Basant Panchami (1956)
203. Bhai-Bhai (1956)
204. Dassehra (1956)
205. Gauri Puja (1956)
206. Lalkaar (1956)
207. Ram Navami (1956)
208. Sati Naag Kanya (1956)
209. Taksaal (1956)
210. Bhagwat Mahima (1955)
211. Garam Coat (1955)
212. Mahasati Savitri (1955)
213. Munimji (1955)
214. Navratri (1955)
215. Oonchi Haveli (1955)
216. Raj Durbar (1955)
217. Sati Madalasa (1955)
218. Shri Ganesh Vivah (1955)
219. Tangewali (1955)
220. Teen Bhai (1955)
221. Vaman Avatar (1955)
222. Aulad (1954)
223. Aurat Teri Yehi Kahani (1954)
224. Bilwamangal (1954)
225. Chakradhari (1954)
226. Durga Puja (1954)
227. Hukumat (1954)
228. Naukari (1954)
229. Paheli Tarikh (1954)
230. Shiv Kanya (1954)
231. Shiv Ratri (1954)
232. Watan (1954)
233. Bhagyawan (1953)
234. Dharma Pathni (1953)
235. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
236. Madmust (1953)
237. Manchala (1953)
238. Naag Panchami (1953)
239. Naulakha Haar (1953)
240. Naya Raasta (1953)
241. Raj Ratan (1953)
242. Shuk Rambha (1953)
243. Teen Batti Char Raasta (1953)
244. Bhakta Puran (1952)
245. Izzat (1952)
246. Rajrani Damayanti (1952)
247. Shiv Shakti (1952)
248. Sinbad Jahazi (1952)
249. Veer Arjun (1952)
250. Bade Bhaiyya (1951)
251. Dasavtaar (1951)
252. Ishwar Bhakti (1951)
253. Jai Mahakali (1951)
254. Kashmir (1951)
255. Lav Kush (1951)
256. Maya Machhindra (1951)
257. Nai Zindagi (1951)
258. Parnetar (1951)
259. Ram Janma (1951)
260. Shri Ganesh Janma (1951)
261. Shri Vishnu Bhagwan (1951)
262. Alakh Niranjan (1950)
263. Bhai Bahen (1950)
264. Gadano Bel (1950)
265. Har Har Mahadev (1950)
266. Jawabdari (1950)
267. Man Ka Meet (1950)
268. Veer Bhimsen (1950)
269. Garibi (1949)
270. Hamari Manzil (1949)
271. Mangalfera (1949)
272. Sati Sukanya (1949)
273. Udhaar (1949)
274. Gunsundari (1948)
275. Hip Hip Hurray (1948)
276. Jai Hanuman (1948)
277. Jeevan Palto (1948)
278. Mitti Ke Khiloune (1948)
279. Nanand Bhojai (1948/I)
280. Nanand Bhojai (1948/II)
281. Satyavan Savitri (1948)
282. Bhanwar (1947)
283. Lakhon Mein Ek (1947)
284. Meerabai (1947/I)
285. Meerabai (1947/II)
286. Amar Raj (1946)
287. Ranakdevi (1946)

Nomination and Awards
Year Result Award Category/Recipient(s)
2004 - Lifetime Achievement Award
1965 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Shehnai (1964)

1962 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Chhaya (1961)

1956 Won Filmfare Award Best Supporting Actress
for: Munimji (1955)

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