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Devika Rani (1908–1994)

Devika Rani was born on March 30, 1908 in Waltair, Andhra Pradesh, India as Devika Rani Choudhury. She was an actress and set decorator, known for Achhut Kanya (1936), Fate (1933) and Janmabhoomi (1936). She was married to Dr. Svetoslav Roerich and Himansu Rai. She died on March 8, 1994 in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. See full bio »

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 1943 Hamari Baat
 1941 Anjaan
Indira
 1939 Durga
Durga
 1937 Savitri
Savitri
 1937 Izzat
 1936 Achhut Kanya
Kasturi
 1936 Jeevan Naya
Lata
 1936 Mamta
 1933 Fate
Maharani
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 1925 Prem Sanyas
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She is remembered today as being the first lady of the Indian screen. For her contribution to Indian Cinema, the President of India awarded her the decoration of 'Padma Shri', and she was the first ever recipient of the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award in 1970. See more »

Nickname:

The Dragon Lady

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Aries

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