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Waheeda Rehman: Hindi Cinema’s Foremost Roseate Star

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Rajgopal Nidamboor profiles Waheeda Rehman’s life and her work in Hindi Cinema. Waheeda Rehman, born in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, became one of Hindi cinema’s leading stars. Her acting prowess, delightful smile and elegance won her many admirers across the world. But life hasn’t always been easy for Waheeda. She had to fight many battles at a young age. Her father’s death, when she was in her teens, came as a shock to her family. As family fortunes dwindled, Waheeda, who wanted to become a doctor, changed the course of her life. She took up acting; took roles that came to her as a young artist. Her first appearance was in the Telugu film Rojulu Marayi. From there, she moved on to Hindi cinema, taking up roles offered by the filmmaker Guru Dutt. She remained steadfast in her acting

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Rajgopal Nidamboor profiles Waheeda Rehman’s life and her work in Hindi Cinema.

Waheeda Rehman, born in Chengalpattu, Tamil Nadu, became one of Hindi cinema’s leading stars. Her acting prowess, delightful smile and elegance won her many admirers across the world.

But life hasn’t always been easy for Waheeda. She had to fight many battles at a young age. Her father’s death, when she was in her teens, came as a shock to her family. As family fortunes dwindled, Waheeda, who wanted to become a doctor, changed the course of her life.

She took up acting; took roles that came to her as a young artist. Her first appearance was in the Telugu film Rojulu Marayi. From there, she moved on to Hindi cinema, taking up roles offered by the filmmaker Guru Dutt. She remained steadfast in her acting career and reigned the silver screen for decades. Now, 83 years young, she is full of grace, charm and poise.

Amol Agrawal
I am currently pursuing my PhD in economics. I have work-ex of nearly 10 years with most of those years spent figuring economic research in Mumbai’s financial sector.

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