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Lalita Pawar ( Amboo)

Lalita Pawar ( Amboo) Gender: Female
Date of birth: 18 Apr 1916
Date of birth: 24 Feb 1998
Age: 81

Lalita Pawar (18 April 1916 – 24 February 1998)[1] was a prolific Indian actress, who later became famous as a character actress, appearing in over 700 films in Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati cinema, where she gave hits such as Netaji Palkar (1938), made by Bhalji Pendharkar, New Hana Pictures’ Sant Damaji, Navyug Chitrapat’s Amrit, written by VS Khandekar, and Chhaya Films’ Gora Kumbhar. Her other memorable roles were in the films Anari (1959), Shri 420 and Mr & Mrs 55, and the role of Manthara, in Ramanand Sagar's television epic serial Ramayan ///>>Biography Pawar was born as Amba Laxman Rao Sagun on 18 April 1916, into an orthodox family in Yeola in Nashik.[2] Her father Laxman Rao Shagun was a rich silk and cotton piecegoods merchant.[3] She started her acting career at age nine in the film Raja Harishchandra (1928), and later went on to play lead roles in the silent era and 1940's films, in a career that lasted until the end of her life, spanning seven decades. She co-produced and acted in a silent film Kailash (1932), and later produced another film Duniya Kya Hai in 1938, a talkie. Lalita Pawar, playing the lead in film, Himmat-e-Marda (1935). In 1942, as a part of a scene in the movie Jung-E-Azadi, actor Master Bhagwan was to slap her hard. Being a new actor, he accidentally slapped her very hard, which resulted in facial paralysis and a burst left eye vein. Three years of treatment later, she was left with a defective left eye; thus she had to abandon lead roles, and switch to character roles, which won her much of her fame later in life.[4] She was known particularly for playing maternal figures, especially wicked matriarchs or mothers-in-law. She also notably played the role of the strict but kind Mrs. L. D'Sa in Anari (1959) with Raj Kapoor. Under Hrishikesh Mukherjee's direction, she gave the performance of a lifetime,[5] for which she received the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award. And as the tough matriarch who falls in love in Professor (1962), and the devious hunchback Manthara in Ramanand Sagar's television series Ramayan. She was honored by the Government of India as the first lady of Indian cinema in 1961.[6] /////>>>Personal life>>> Her first marriage was to Ganpatrao Pawar, which went sour after his affair with her younger sister. She later married film producer Rajprakash Gupta, of Ambika studios, Bombay.[7] She died on 24 February 1998 in Aundh, Pune, where she had been staying for a while. ////>>.Selected filmography>>>> Year Film Character 1944 Ram Shastri Anandi Bai (wife of Peshava Raghoba Dada) 1950 Dahej Mrs. Biharilal (Suraj's mother) 1951 The Immortal Song 1952 Daag (1952 film) Shankar(Dilip Kumar)'s Mother 1952 Parchhain Badi Rani 1955 Shri 420 Ganga Mai 1955 Mr & Mrs 55 Seeta Devi, Anita's Aunt 1957 Nau Do Gyarah 1959 Anari Mrs. L. D'Sa 1959 Sujata Giribala, Buaji/aunt 1961 Junglee (1961 Film By Subodh Mukherjee) Shekhar's mother 1961 Hum Dono[8] Major's Mother 1961 Sampoorna Ramayana Manthara 1962 Professor Sita Devi Verma 1963 Sehra Angara's mother 1963 Grahasti Harish Khanna's sister 1963 Ghar Basake Dekho Mrs. Shanta Mehra 1966 Khandan Fufi 1967 Boond Jo Ban Gayee Moti Shefali's mother 1968 Aabroo Mrs. Verma 1969 Meri Bhabhi Gangajali 1970 Anand Matron 1970 Pushpanjali Rani Sahiba 1970 Gopi Lilawati devi 1974 Doosri Sita 1976 Aaj Ka Ye Ghar Mrs. Shanti Dinanath 1976 Tapasya Mrs. Varma 1977 Aaina Janki 1979 Manzil Mrs. Chandra (Ajay's mother) 1980 Yaarana (1981 film) mother 1980 Kali Ghata Ambu, House keeper 1980 Phir Wohi Raat Hostel Warden 1980 Sau Din Saas Ke Bhavani Devi (Prakash's mother) 1981 Naseeb (1981 film)[9] Mrs. Gomes 1986 Ghar Sansar Satyanarayan's mother 1997 Bhai[10] 1989 Bahurani 1988 Pyasi Aatma (1998 film) 1988 Zalzala Shila's mom 1987 Uttar Dakshin //>>Awards>>>> 1959: Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in Anari (1959)[11] 1961: Sangeet Natak Akademi Award - Acting[12] References "Lalita Pawar". "Lalitha, an actress and a gentlewoman". 26 February 1998. Retrieved 5 November 2018. "Tribute to Laita Pawar". Screen. "Lalita Pawar – Memories". Anari Archived 19 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine. Indian Cinema, University of Iowa. "Lalita Pawar – Memories". "Lalita Pawar." Indian Express. 26 February 1998. Filmography at Naseeb (1981 film) []. Pawar, Lalita. "Lalita Pawar Filmography". External link in |publisher= (help) Awards Internet Movie Database. Sangeet Natak Akademi Award - Acting Official listing at Sangeet Natak Akademi Official website.