Indian movie stars died at 74

Here are 2 famous actresses from India died at 74:


Suraiya (June 15, 1929 Gujranwala-January 31, 2004 Marine Drive, Mumbai) also known as Suraiya Jamal Shaikh, Suraiya Mubin, Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh, Suraiyya, Queen Of Melody or Malika-e-Tarannum was an Indian singer, actor and playback singer.

Suraiya began her acting career in 1946 with the film "Taj Mahal", and went on to become a leading actress in Indian cinema during the 1940s and 1950s. She appeared in over 40 films, and was known for her roles in films such as "Badi Bahen", "Mirza Ghalib" and "Anmol Ghadi".

Apart from acting, Suraiya was also a proficient singer and recorded several hit songs for Hindi films during her career. Some of her most popular songs include "Panchhi Ja", "Dekh Liya Maine Kismat Ka Tamasha" and "Tu Mera Chand".

Suraiya's career spanned two decades, and she was one of the most prominent actresses of her time. She received several awards for her contributions to Indian cinema, including the Padma Shri in 2003. Despite suffering from health issues, Suraiya continued to perform until the early 1980s. She passed away in 2004 at the age of 74.

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Padmini (June 12, 1932 Poojappura-September 24, 2006 Chennai) a.k.a. Padmini Ramachandran, Pappima or Natiya Peroli was an Indian actor.

She died as a result of myocardial infarction.

Padmini was one of the most prominent actors of the South Indian film industry during the 1950s and 1960s. She was born in Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, to a family of classical dancers. She and her sisters (Lalitha and Ragini) were trained in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Kathakali from a young age.

Padmini made her acting debut at the age of 15 in the Tamil film "Thyaga Bhoomi" (1936). She went on to act in over 250 films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi languages. Some of her notable films include "Jwaar Bhata" (1944), "Kalpana" (1948), "Thillana Mohanambal" (1968), and "Chinna Penn" (1956), among others.

Apart from her acting career, Padmini was also a talented dancer and choreographer. She established the Padmini School of Fine Arts in Chennai, where she trained numerous dancers in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Kathakali. She was also an ardent supporter of the Dravidian movement and actively participated in political campaigns.

Padmini received numerous awards for her contributions to the film industry and dance, including the Kalaimamani and Padma Shri from the Government of India. Her legacy as one of the greatest actors and dancers of South Indian cinema continues to inspire generations of artists.

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