Here are 2 famous actresses from India died in 1994:
Devika Rani (March 30, 1908 Visakhapatnam-March 9, 1994 Bangalore) otherwise known as The Dragon Lady, Devika Rani Choudhury, Devika Rani Chaudhuri Roerich or Devika Rani Chaudhuri was an Indian actor.
She was also a producer and is considered to be one of the most prominent figures in the Indian film industry. Devika Rani was born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, and went on to study in England before making her acting debut in 1926. She made her mark in the Indian film industry through her skillful acting and soon became known as the First Lady of Indian cinema. After starring in several blockbuster hits, Devika Rani went on to found Bombay Talkies along with her husband, Himanshu Rai. As a producer, she contributed immensely to the development of Indian cinema and laid the foundation for modern Indian filmmaking. In recognition of her contribution to Indian cinema, Devika Rani was honoured with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1958. Throughout her lifetime, she remained a pioneer, trailblazer and an inspiration for generations of aspiring actors.
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Suryakantam (October 28, 1924 East Godavari district-December 18, 1994 Hyderabad) otherwise known as Suryakantham was an Indian actor.
She predominantly worked in Telugu cinema and has acted in over 500 films. Suryakantam made her debut in the film industry in 1949 with the film "Lakshmana Rekha". She gained popularity for her roles in comic and motherly characters. Her notable performances include "Bhakta Prahlada", "Mayabazar", "Chenchu Lakshmi", and "Missamma".
In addition to Telugu films, Suryakantam also appeared in Tamil and Kannada films. She had a successful career spanning over four decades in the industry. Suryakantam was known for her ability to effortlessly switch between comedy and emotional roles. She was awarded the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award in 1991 for her contribution to Telugu cinema.
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