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Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 July 2014, 11:13:18 PM
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Zohra began her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935 and performed across Japan, Egypt, Europe and the US. She married scientist, painter and dancer Kameshwar Sehgal in August 1942. The couple had two children, Kiran and Pavan.
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Zohra in the early 1950s with Dev Anand, Burmanda, Goldie and Madan Puri.
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Zohra Sehgal with Uday Shankar
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Zohra Sehgal with Ranbir Kapoor in Saawariya
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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After her husband's death in 1952, Sehgal first moved to Delhi and then to London on a drama scholarship in 1962, where she appeared in many TV productions including "The Jewel in the Crown", "Tandoori Nights" and "My Beautiful Laundrette"
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Zohra Sehgal with her family
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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She choreographed for a few Hindi films as well, including classics like Guru Dutt's "Baazi" (1951) and the dream sequence song in Raj Kapoor's film "Awaara".
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Considered the doyenne of Indian theatre, Sehgal acted with Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) and Prithviraj Kapoor's Prithvi Theatre for fourteen years.
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Veteran actress Zohra Segal reacts while cutting a cake on her 100th birthday
Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

Zohra Sehgal - the grand old lady of B'wood

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Born on April 27, 1912, in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-Ullah Khan was third of her seven siblings and grew up in Chakrata near Dehradun.