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Shashimukhi was a nautch girl of Sonagachhi, a notorious red light area of Calcuuta and worked for the Classic Theatre. She was only about thirteen, when she had been to a wealthy Bengalee gentleman's house in Calcutta for a song and dance performance, called mujrah in the local language. Here she was spotted by Mr. Frederick William Gaisberg, who ... See full bio »

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Jugalangriya Actress
Shasti Ki Shanti
Ratnakar Actress
Jaidev Actress


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 1929 Rajani
 1929 Jugalangriya
 1928 Bhrantri
 1926 Jaidev
 1925 Sati Lakshmi
 1921 Ratnakar

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Shashimukhi and Phanibala were the first two artistes of the Gramophone Company in India and thus became the first recording artistes of India.

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