“The Grand Old Lady of Bollywood” Veteran actor Zohra Sehgal passed away

Veteran actor Zohra Sehgal (102), who acted in Bollywood classics and Doctor Who adventures, passed away. Sehgal, for her contribution to the Indian cinema is dubbed “the grand old lady of Bollywood”. A Padma Shri awardee, she also received the Padma Vibhshan in 2010.

Sehgal, started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She had appeared in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films besides television series and plays. Often called the “grand old lady of Bollywood” and the “laadli” of entertainment , last appeared in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Saawariya” in 2007.



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