Google Doodle pays tribute to iconic actress Meena Kumari on her 85th birth anniversary

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The beautiful face and expressive eyes of Meena Kumari have been captured in a Google doodle’s tribute to the late legendary actress for her 85th birth anniversary. According to the official Google Doodle page-“As shown in the doodle, Meena Kumari captivated audiences with her beautiful, expressive eyes.”

Born in 1933, Meena Kumari grew up on camera, lighting up the silver screen from the age of four when she was known as Baby Meena. She became a formidable actor in Indian cinema, appearing in more than 90 films during her 38-year long career. Popularly known as a tragedy Queen, Meena Kumari was also a singer and a poet. Apart from female Guru Dutt, the beautiful actress was also known as Cinderella of Indian films.

Meena Kumari Google Doodle 85th birth anniversary

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She portrayed strong yet vulnerable women who made their own way through life, although they were often devastated by romance. This gave her the epithet ‘Tragedy Queen’. She came to be known for sailing through complex emotions on-screen with ease.

Some of her memorable films include ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’, ‘Pakeezah’, ‘Mere Apne’,’Baiju Bawra’, ‘Parineeta’, ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai’, ‘Foot Path’ and ‘Dil Ek Mandir’. Meena Kumari was not only an iconic star of Hindi cinema, she was also a poet of great flair and delicacy.The actress died in 1972 due to liver cirrhosis.

For quite some time now a biography on the actress has been planned by our Bollywood filmmakers but unfortunately, everytime the project has got shelved due to lack of facts or protest from the actress’ kin.  We just hope that very soon we get to see the life of this legendary actress translated on the celluloid.

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