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Also known as:Vyjayanthimala Bali
Occupation:Actor • Singer
Born:August 13, 1936
Birthplace:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Spouse:Chamanlal Bali
Regarded as the first female superstar in Indian cinema, Vyjayanthimala along with being an actress, she is also famous for being a Bharathanatyam dancer, carnatic singer, and also a member of the parliament. Making her debut with the 1949 Tamil film Vazhkai at just 13 years old, she eventually became the first actress in south India who ventured into Bollywood, thus paving the way for other actresses to make their mark in Bollywood. Her dance numbers remained the highlight of her movie career. Nagin (1954) was the film that catapulted her to fame establishing her as a bankable star, after which she proceeded to star in Devdas (1995), where she essayed the role of Chandramukhi.

Her notable acting credits include Taj (1956), Naya Daur (1957), Gunga Jumna (1961), Sangam (1964), Jewel Thief (1967), and Pyar Hi Pyar (1969), among a plethora of other movies, in her stellar career of over two decades.
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Rajendra Kumar
Dilip Kumar
Raj Kapoor
Chamanlal Bali
Vasundhara Devi
M. D Ramaswamy
Popular Movies
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Pyar Hi Pyar
Jewel Thief
Do Dilon Ki Daastan
Sangam (1964)
Phoolon Ki Sej

Did You Know? (1)

  • Vyjayanthimala played the character of Chandramukhi in the film. It was her first dramatic role in her career.
  • Personal Quotes (6)

  • "I got a lot of compliments - maybe I was destined to receive them. But there were far more beautiful actors Vyjayanthimala, Madhubala, Meena Pradhan."
  • "In my learning years, dance was not isolated from music; they had to go hand in hand.  "
  • "I was on stage as a Bharatanatyam dancer at a surprisingly young age. Films came much later.  "
  • " I had this quality of being nimble on my toes and that was hugely appreciated and I was nick-named twinkle toes. "
  • "There was this Tamil film "Vanzikottai Valiban" where Padmini ("Jis Desh Mey Ganga Behti Hai") and me had a dance competition where one of us had to emerge the winner. It was a jugalbandi. We moved forward together in pure dance, either of us not willing to give in to the other. We forgot that we were acting in a movie and went on totally involved with our dance. "
  • "Dance is and will always be my yoga, my meditation, my spiritual path. "
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