30 April 2013 6:17 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Bollywood’s oldest Heroine, Zohra Sehgal turned the glorious age of 101 a few days ago! Having been in Indian cinema for 66 years, Zohra has also been a choreographer, starting her career with famous choreographer, Uday Shankar (brother of legendary musician Ravi Shankar) in 1935 before moving on to do films in 1946. Zohra has also been the recipient of many coveted awards including the ‘Padma Shri’ in 1998, ‘Padma Bhushan’ in 2002 and most recently, the ‘Padma Vibhushan’ in 2010 – India’s 2nd highest civilian honour! Zohra was also names ‘Laadli of the Century’ by the United Nations Population Fund Laadli Media Awards in 2008 and is often referred to as Bollywood’s ‘laadli’ (darling).

Bollywood took to Twitter to express their appreciation and give birthday wishes to the lucky lady, as actress Divya Dutta (who worked with Sehgal in Veer-Zaara), tweeted “Happy birthday the ever graceful Zohra Sehgal. I had the honour of working with her in Veer-Zaara. »

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