Wednesday, 4 July 2018



- Manoj Kulkarni

Graceful first female superstar of Indian cinema..Naseem Banu!

Today is birth anniversary of very graceful first female superstar of our Indian cinema..Naseem Banu! Her birth centenary (1916-2016) already over!
Pretty young Naseem Banu.

Born Roshan Ara..Naseem was a beauty queen of her time..who appeared on screen in Urdu/Hindi adaptation of Shakespear's 'Hamlet'...'Khoon Ka Khoon' (1935) with great Sohrab Modi..director of this film! After that under his 'Minerva Movietone' she acted in several which a landmark was 'Pukar' (1939)..She portraited Empress Nur Jahan in it!
Naseem Banu as Empress Nur Jahan in 'Pukar' (1939).

Naseem Banu's other notable films were 'Chal Chal re Naujawan' (1944), 'Anokhi Ada' (1948), 'Sheesh Mahal' (1950) & 'Shabistan' (1951). She co-starred with most of the top actors of that Prithviraj Kapoor, Chandramohan & Ashok Kumar!
Beautiful actresses..daughter Saira Banu & mother Naseem Banu!


She was the mother of beautiful actress Saira Banu and mother-in-law of great actor Dilip Kumar!

Tribute to this of my most favourite actresses of golden era of Indian cinema!!

- Manoj Kulkarni
['Chitrasrushti', Pune]

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