Sitara Devi

Sitara Devi

Sitara Devi (1920-2014) is a Bollywood Actor known for the movies Al Hilal(1935), Ver Nu Vasulat(1935), Shaher Ka Jadoo(1934)

TitlesKathak queen, Dhanalakshmi
Other NamesDhanno
Date Of Birth8 November 1920
Age(Age at Death: 94 years 0 months 17 days)
Place Of BirthCalcutta, West Bengal, India
Date Of Death25 November 2014
Place Of DeathMumbai, India
FatherSukhadev Maharaj(Vaishanavite scholar of Sanskrit)
MotherMatsya Kumari
SisterTara(elder sister)
Son In-LawGopi Krishna
HusbandsNazir Ahmed Khan(1st) , K. Asif(2nd) , Pratap Barot(3rd)
SonRanjit Barot
Sitara Devi was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing. Rabindranath Tagore described her as Nritya Samragini, meaning the empress of dance, after watching her performance when she was just 16 years old.

The epithet continues, and she is still described as the Kathak queen.

She has given performances in several parts of India, and in several other countries, including at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1967; and at the Carnegie Hall, New York in 1976.

Interesting Facts and Trivia

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  1. Eminent Kathak danseuse Sitara Devi died in Mumbai on 25th November 2014 after prolonged illness, She was 94.
  2. For decades, She has performed at many concerts and festivals in India and abroad, including her performances in the royal Albert and Victoria Hall, London; and the Carnegie Hall, New York.

Sitara Devi: Filmography (7)

(All Sitara Devi Movies)
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1935 Al Hilal[Actor(Leile)]
1935 Azad Abla[Actor]
1935 Registan Ki Rani[Actor]
1935 Ver Nu Vasulat[Actor]
1934 Anokhi Mohabbat[Actor]
1934 Shaher Ka Jadoo[Actor]
1934 Vasantsena[Actor]