Veena Kumari

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    hitesh khannawrote on 13 Oct 2010

    Veena was born as Tajour Sultana on 4 July 1926 in Quetta, Balochistan, British India. There was point in life where she and her family shifted to Lahore but she originally belonged to Lahore's Chuna Mandi. She started out playing heroine roles in Pre-Partition films and making her debut in Garib and Gawandhi which Garib is an Urdu movie and Gawandhi is a Punjabi movie and she started when she was 16 years ago. In Garib, she played the role of Lata and in Gawandhi she played heroine opposite Shyam who played the hero. She became famous as actress and heroine in Pre-Partition Hindi and Urdu films. Then she started to appear in films like Najma (1943), Phool (1945), and Humayun (1945). Then her last film before the Partition of India was Rajputani (1946) in which she played a supporting role. She played roles in big films like Halaku (1956), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959), Taj Mahal (1963), Do Raaste (1969), and Pakeezah (1972). Then eventually she retired in 1983 after the release of Razia Sultan (1983) in which she played Empress Shah Turkhan. In 2004, she died in Bombay after 21 years of retirement when she was 78 years old after suffering from a protracted illness.