K. L. Saigal

K. L. Saigal

K. L. Saigal (1904-1947) is a Bollywood Actor known for the movies Devdas(1935), Chandidas(1934), Puran Bhagat(1933)

Other NamesSaigal, Kundan Lal Saigal, KLSaigal, K L Sehgal
Date Of Birth11 April 1904
Age(Age at Death: 42 years 9 months 7 days)
Place Of BirthJammu, Jammu and Kashmir
Date Of Death18 January 1947
Place Of DeathJalandhar, Punjab
FatherAmar Chand(tehsildar at the court of the Raja of Jammu & Kashmir)
MotherKesar Bai
Biography
Kundan Lal was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centered in Calcutta during Saigal's time, but is currently centered in Mumbai.

Saigal was the fourth-born child of five and his formal schooling was brief and uneventful. As a child he occasionally played Sita in the Ramlila of Jammu

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. In a career of fifteen years, Saigal acted in 36 feature films - 28 in Hindi, seven in Bengali, and one in Tamil.
  2. K L Saigal became famous because of the 'new' technology of 78 rps lac records and players.
  3. Saigal picked up Bengali very well and acted in seven Bengali films, produced by New Theatres.



K. L. Saigal: Filmography (11)

(All K. L. Saigal Movies)
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1935 Devdas[Actor(Devdas),Playback Singer]
1935 Karwan-E-Hayat[Actor]
1934 Chandidas[Actor(Chandidas)]
1934 Daku Mansoor[Actor]
1934 Roop Lekha[Actor(Arup in the Hindi version)]
1933 Dulari Bibi[Actor]
1933 Puran Bhagat[Actor]
1933 Rajrani Meera[Actor]
1932 Mohabbat Ke Aansu[Actor]
1932 Subha Ka Sitara[Actor]
1932 Zinda Lash[Actor]