Lalita Lajmi

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Lalita Lajmi
Born 1932
Occupation Painter
Years active 1960-present

Lalita Lajmi (born 1932 in Kolkata) is a highly acclaimed Indian painter.[1][2] She is the sister of Hindi film director, producer, and actor, Guru Dutt.


She started painting in the early sixties,[3] when she participated in a group exhibition at Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai.[4] At the same gallery she had her first solo exhibition in 1961.[4] Over a career spanning 5 decades, she had several exhibitions at both national and international platforms.[1][3]

She gave a guest appearance in Aamir Khan's 2007 Bollywood film, Taare Zameen Par. The protagonist of the movie, an 8 year old kid Ishaan struggles with his studies, but is shown to be an excellent painter. She has also worked as a graphics artist in Hindi movie Aghaat[5]

Her daughter, Kalpana Lajmi, is also a well-known Hindi film director.