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Meena Kumari 86th Birth Anniversary: 6 haunting melodies of Bollywood's tragedy queen

Meena Kumari 86th Birth Anniversary: Bollywood actress Meena Kumari was born on August 1, 1933, and this year marks her 86th birth anniversary. Here’s a flashback of some of the haunting melodies that were picturized on the beautiful actress.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: August 01, 2019 12:57 IST
Meena Kumari 86th Birth Anniversary: 6 haunting melodies of Bollywood's tragedy queen

Bollywood actress Meena Kumari was born on August 1, 1933, and this year marks her 86th birth anniversary. Why is Meena Kumari called tragedy queen, Meena Kumari (born Mahjabeen Bano, 1 August 1933 31 March 1972) was an Indian film actress, Meena Kumari filmography news at India TV

Meena Kumari 86th Birth Anniversary: Bollywood actress Meena Kumari was born on August 1, 1933, and this year marks her 86th birth anniversary. Known as the Tragedy Queen of Bollywood, the actress has wooed the viewers with her remarkably intriguing persona and stellar acting skills. The diva had always managed to bring out the emotions of her characters in the purest form on the big screen. Meena Kumari has built a separate niche for herself when it comes to tragic roles. There is no denying that her life was filled with sadness not just on the big screen but off-screen as well.  Right from early-life struggles to failed relationships, Meena Kumari was indeed a tragedy queen in true sense. Born as Mahjabeen Bano, the actress faced a poverty-stricken childhood and had to support her family in her early years. On her 86th birth anniversary, here’s a flashback of some of the haunting melodies that were picturized on the beautiful actress.

Ajeeb Daastan Hain Yeh

The song featured Meena Kumari with Raaj Kumar and is sung by Lata Mangeshkar. Ajeeb Daastan Hai Yeh from the film Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai still manages to touch every heart. 

Na Jaao Saiyaan

Song Na Jao Saiiyan Chhuda Ke Baiyan from the super hit classic movie Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) is every cinephiles favorite. Starring, Guru Dutt, Meena Kumari, Waheeda Rehman, Sapru, Rehman and Dhumal, the song is sung by Geeta Dutt.

Mujhe Pyar Ki Zindagi Dene Wale

Mujhe Pyar Ki Zindagi Dene Wale Kabhi Gham Na Dena song is from the movie Pyar Ka Sagar. It is in the voice of Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle.

Ruk Ja Raat

Ruk Ja Raat from the 1963 film Dil Ek Mandir became an instant hit. The songs is sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the music is by Shanker Jaikishen.

Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya

Mohe Bhool Gaye Sanwariya is from the film Baiju Baawra and sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Kabhi To Milegi

Another Lata Mangeshkar song that still resonates with the listeners. The song belongs of the film Aarti.

 

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