Begum Para

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Begum Para
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Born (1926-12-25)25 December 1926
Jehlum, Punjab, British India
Died 9 December 2008(2008-12-09) (aged 81)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1944–1956, 2007
Spouse(s) Nasir Khan
Relatives Ayub Khan (Son)
Dilip Kumar (Brother-in-law)
Rukhsana Sultana (Niece)
Amrita Singh(Grandniece)

Begum Para (1926–2008) was an Indian Hindi film actress who was active mostly in the 1940s and 1950s.[1][2] After 50 years, she returned to films with her last role in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya (2007) as Sonam Kapoor's grandmother. In her times in 1950s, she was considered a glamour girl of Bollywood, so much so, that Life magazine had a special session with her devoted to her fine sensuous photographs.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

She married actor Nasir Khan, the younger brother of Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar.[5] They had three children, including the actor Ayub Khan. Begum Para's father Mian Ehsan-ul-Haq of Jalandhar, was a judge who joined the princely state of Bikaner, now northern Rajasthan, where he became chief justice of its highest court.[citation needed] Her husband died in 1974.[6] Following her husband's death, she briefly migrated to Pakistan in 1975. Two years later, she relocated to India.[7][8]


She died in her sleep on 9 December 2008 at the age of 81.[9]



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