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Vyjayanthimala

Actress, Music Department, Miscellaneous Crew
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Actress
Residence:  Triplicane, Madras Presidency, British India
BirthDay: 13 August 1933
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 5' 3" (1.6 m)
Children: Suchindra Bali (born 1976)
BIOGRAPHY

Vyjayanthimala was born to actress and dancer Vasundhara Devi in a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, India, on August 13, 1936.At the age of 4, she got the rare chance of performing a dance before the Pope. Then at the age of 15, while in her final year at school, she was signed-up by family friend, M.V. Raman, for a role in a Tamil film 'Vazhkai'. This movie was successful at the box office and was re-made in Hindi during 1951 and released as 'Bahaar'.Since her entry into films from 1949, this actress, who is also proficient in Bharat Natyam, has appeared in approximately 62 movies, the majority of them in the Hindi language. Her career spanned from 1949 through to 1989. She has received a total of five awards for her performances in 'Devdas', 'Sadhna', 'Ganga Jamuna', and 'Sangam', as well as a lifetime achievement award during 1995.Her dance numbers, such as 'Hothon Pe Aisi Baat Main Dabake Chali Aai...', 'Man Doley Mera Tan Doley...'; 'Chad Gaiyo Paapi Bichua...'; 'Main Ka Karu Ram Mujhey Buddha Mil Gaya' continue to be popular even today. She made waves when she appeared in a fire red swimsuit in 'Sangam'. She also paved the way for other South Indian actresses, like Hema Malini, Rekha, Sridevi, etc. to make a transition to Bollywood. Her career was managed by her grandmother, Yadugiri Devi.She married Raj Kapoor's personal physician, Dr. Chamanlal Bali after he divorced his first wife and re-located to Chennai, where she gave birth to a son, actor Suchindra Bali.After quitting films, Vyjantimala took up shrimp farming, opened up a dance academy, even took an active interest in politics, and with the backing of Indira Gandhi's Congress Party was elected Member of Parliament during the 1980s. She chose to quit politics due to principled differences during 1999.After the passing of her husband, she now resides in Chennai, with her son, who is an aspiring actor in his own right, and has removed herself completely from Bollywood, in particular, and movies in general, though she could have easily continued on for another decade.One of her hits 'Naya Daur', originally in Black & White, has now been colorized, and re-released.In 2007, she published her autobiography titled "Bonding," where she revealed that she didn't have an affair with Raj Kapoor, her leading man and director from "Sangam" (1964).In 2011, her son Suchindra and daughter-in-law Nandini presented her with a grandchild named Swara.

TIMELINE
2016

In 2016, almost 60 years since they first worked together, Vyjayantimala remembered Asha as "a very nice girl"

2011

In 2011, her son Suchindra and daughter-in-law Nandini presented her with a grandchild named Swara

2007

In 2007, she published her autobiography titled "Bonding," where she revealed that she didn't have an affair with Raj Kapoor, her leading man and director from "Sangam" (1964)

2004

Continues to play an active role in politics [2004]

1999

She resigned in 1999, however, as she thought the party was drifting from its avowed principles after the death of Rajiv Gandhi

1995

She has received a total of five awards for her performances in 'Devdas', 'Sadhna', 'Ganga Jamuna', and 'Sangam', as well as a lifetime achievement award during 1995

1980

After quitting films, Vyjantimala took up shrimp farming, opened up a dance academy, even took an active interest in politics, and with the backing of Indira Gandhi's Congress Party was elected Member of Parliament during the 1980s

1971

She played a Vyjayantimala fan in the film Jawan Muhabat (1971)

1962

Vyjanthimala was highest paid actress in Hindi Cinema from 1962-65 with Sadhana and 2nd highest paid Hindi actress from 1966-67 with Mala Sinha,Nanda,Waheeda and 3rd Highest paid Hindi actress from 1955-1961

1959

Two years later, Asha became a heroine with the hit film Dil Deke Dekho (1959), but still she continued to be in awe of Vyjayantimala, even sneaking on to the Amrapali (1966) set to watch her

1957

Her fan is Asha Parekh, and they shared a dance number and a comedy scene in the hit film Aasha (1957)

1956

The three step children are Ratan Bali (Born1956), Rajan Bali (Born 1958), Raman Bali ( Born 1960)

1955

Once refused the Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award, as she felt that her role as 'Chandramukhi' in Devdas (1955) was not a supporting one; the strong-headed actress felt she was as much the heroine of the film as Suchitra Sen, who played 'Paro'

1951

The film was such a huge hit that it continued its success when remade in Hindi as Bahar (1951), also starring Vyjayanthimala

1949

Raman, a family friend, in AVM's Tamil film, Vazhkai (1949)

1936

Vyjayanthimala was born to actress and dancer Vasundhara Devi in a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai, India, on August 13, 1936

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