Nigar Sultana

Nigar Sultana

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  • Name:
  • Nigar Sultana
  • Spouse:
  • K. Asif

Nigar Sultana Biography

Nigar Sultana was a Bollywood actress, best known for her supporting role with grey shades in Bollywood masterpiece, Mughl-E-Azam. The epic movie was produced and directed by none other than her husband, K. Asif. Asif was earlier married to Akhtar Asif, sister of Dilip Kumar. Actress Heena Kausar is their daughter. She died in May 2000 in Mumbai. ‘Jumbish: A Movement - The Movie’ in 1986 was her last Bollywood movie. She was most active in the era of 1950’s.


She entered films with the 1946 film 'Rangbhoomi'. Raj Kapoor's 'Aag' (1948) was her first big break to Bollywood. She played the character role of Nirmala which was equally appreciated by critics and audience. After that she played character roles in numerous Bollywood movies. She played the role of the court dancer 'Bahar' who is jealous of the love of Madhubala and Dilip Kumar in the masterpiece Mughal-E-Azam. She also appeared in some of the song picturisation, for which she is remembered till now. A Jugalbandi - "Teri Mehfil Mein", sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Shamshad Begum is one of the most memorable songs. Yahudi (1958) and Patanga (1949) are other noted works.


'Patanga', Dil Ki Basti, Sheesh, Mahal, Khel, Daman, Anand Bhavan, Tankhah, Durgesh Nandini and Mirza Ghalib' are among her noted movies. She was most active in the 1950’s and appeared in only lesser number of movies later. Mere Hamdam Mere Dost (1968), Do Kaliyaan (1968), Bansi Birju (1972) and Raaz ki Baat (1962) are among her noted releases after Mughal-E-Azam (1960). She acted with Ashok Kumar and Bina Rai in 1955 film 'Sardar' and with Dilip Kumar and Meena Kumari in Bimal Roy’s masterpiece Yahudi.

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Updated: May 20, 2014


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