15 November 2016

Legendary heroines of Indian Cinema.13.2.2011

India Post issued a set of 6 stamps and a Miniature Sheet to honor the Legendary heroines of Indian cinema.
Devika Rani The first lady of Hindi cinema, Devika Rani was the star and late manager of Bombay Talkies. Grand niece of Rabindranath Tagore, Devika Rani was one of the greatest actresses of the black and white era.
Kanan Devi The actress and singer, started with the name Kananbala. Debuting as child actress in Joydev.
Meena Kumari She was born on August 1, 1932 as Mahjabeen Bano to Ali Baksh and Iqbal Begum. The beautiful Mehejabeen, stepped into the world of grease and glamour from the tender age of six. Her first film as a child artist was Vijay Bhatt’s ‘Leather Face’ (1939).  
Nutan was an Indian actress, who appeared in several successful Hindi movies of the 50s and 60s. In 1952 she was the winner of Miss India.
Savithri was an Indian actress, director and producer. She had appeared in Telgu, Tamil, and Hindi languages.  
Leela Naidu was an Indian actress who starred in a small number of Hindi and English films.Born to an Irish mother and an Indian father. Was a Femina Miss India. Vogue named her as one of most beautiful women in the world, along with Maharani Gayatri Devi. Became an icon for women’s liberation in India after her non-orthodox role with Sunil Dutt in “Yeh raastae hain pyar kae”.

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