Nirupa Roy

Active - 1953 - 1999  |   Born - Jan 4, 1931 in Valsad, Bombay Presidency, British India  |   Died - Oct 13, 2004   |   Genres - Drama

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  • Married at age 15 and moved to Bombay to make her debut in film with a role in the Gujarati movie Ranakdevi (1946).
  • Paired with Trilok Kapoor in 18 films to become the most famous couple in mythological films during 1950s.
  • Following her mythological films, people thronged her house to touch her feet and sing devotional songs.
  • Had paired with Bollywood's ever green hero of 1950s, Ashok Kumar, in over 30 movies.
  • Is known for her trilogy with Bharat Bhushan in Kavi Kalidas, Samrat Chandragupt, and Rani Rupmati.
  • Was epitomised as an endearing mother to actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, and Jeetendra in many Bollywood movies.
  • Was charged by her daughter-in-law Una Roy, an NRI who worked for Cathy Pacific, of dowry harassment.
  • Passed away after a cardiac arrest at age 73 in Bombay, India.A dispute started out during January 2018 between her two sons Kiran and Yogesh for inheriting her Malabar Hill property.