Indian movie stars died at 56

Here are 2 famous actresses from India died at 56:

Laxmi Chhaya

Laxmi Chhaya (January 7, 1948-May 9, 2004 Mumbai) also known as Laxmi Chaya, Lakshmi Chaya, Lakshmi Chhaya, Laxmi Chayya or Laxmichhaya was an Indian actor.

She died as a result of cancer.

Laxmi Chhaya began her acting career in the 1960s and worked in several Hindi films including "Aaye Din Bahar Ke," "Jewel Thief," and "Mere Huzoor." She was known for her dance performances and was often cast in supporting roles. She also appeared in a few Marathi films. In addition to acting, Chhaya was also a trained classical dancer and performed on stage. After battling cancer for several years, she passed away in Mumbai. Her contribution to Indian cinema and dance continue to be remembered by her fans and contemporaries.

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Meena (April 23, 1941 Alappuzha-September 17, 1997) also known as Mary Joseph, Meena Kumari or Meenakumari was an Indian actor.

Meena began her acting career as a child artist and later transitioned into playing lead roles in South Indian films. She earned critical acclaim for her performances in films like Bharya, Kadalppalam, and Chemmeen. Meena was also known for her roles in Hindi films such as Saathi and Anokhi Raat. In a career spanning over three decades, she acted in more than 100 films in various languages. Meena was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the Malayalam film, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha. She was a versatile actor, known for portraying strong and complex characters on screen. She passed away in 1997 due to a heart attack at the age of 56.

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