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Date of Birth 18 April 1916Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Date of Death 24 February 1998Pune, Maharashtra, India
Birth NameAmbika Laxman Sagun

Mini Bio (1)

With seventy years in the film businesses, Lalita Pawar's long career began as a child in the silent era and continued into leading lady roles, but she is best remembered for her years as a character actor.

Lalita was born Amba Laxman Rao Sagun, the daughter of a wealthy silk merchant. While visiting a film studio, young Lalita requested being photographed so she could see herself on film. The director was so impressed with her screen presence that he asked for her to take a role in his next movie.

In 1942, while filming a scene which required her character to be slapped, she was struck too hard across the face. The accident compounded with a severe reaction to the medication administered, damaged her eye and left her with a noticeable permanent squint. This event marked the end of her leading lady status.

In her late twenties, she began taking on character roles. She eventually became known and praised for portraying overly-domineering matriarchs. She won the Filmfare Award for her supporting role in Anari (1959), and was nominated a further three times in the best supporting actress category.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: L. Hamre

Spouse (3)

Hanuman (? - ?) (divorced)
G.P. Pawar (? - ?) (divorced)
Raj Kumar Gupta (? - ?)

Trivia (4)

Started acting as a nine year old in the era of silent movies.
Acted in more than 600 Hindi and Marathi films
Had a squint in her left eye as a result of an accident during the shooting of a film in 1942
Played many roles as a wicked mother-in -law

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