Devika Rani

Devika Rani

Devika Rani (1908-1994) is a Bollywood, Urdu Actress known for the movies Achhut Kanya(1936), Karma(1933), Jawani Ki Hawa(1935)

TitlesThe Dragon Lady, Devika Rani Roerich
Other NamesDevika Rani Chaudhuri
Date Of Birth30 March 1908
Age(Age at Death: 85 years 11 months 6 days)
Place Of BirthWaltair, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date Of Death8 March 1994
Place Of DeathBangalore, Karnataka, India
HusbandsDr. Svetoslav Roerich(2nd Husband) , Himansu Rai(Indian film-producer)
FatherManmatha Nath Chaudhuri
UnclesAshutosh Chaudhuri(Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court) , Pramatha Chaudhuri(Bengali writer)
Devika Rani was born on March 30, 1908 in Waltair, Andhra Pradesh, India as Devika Rani Choudhury. She was an actress and set decorator, known for Achhut Kanya (1936), Fate (1933) and Janmabhoomi (1936)

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Devika Rani also sang a song in the film, a bi-lingual song in English and Hindi. This song is said to be Bollywood's first English song.
  2. In 1958, the Government of India honoured Devika Rani with a Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian honour.
  3. Her awards include the Padmashri (1958), Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1970) and the Soviet Land Nehru Award (1990).
  4. She was also chosen to inaugurate the first B.B.C. broadcast on the short wavelength to India.

Devika Rani: Filmography (3)

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1936 Achhut Kanya[Actress(Kasturi)]
1935 Jawani Ki Hawa[Actress(Kamala)]
1933 Karma[Actress(Maharani / The Princes)]