Mahipal (actor)

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Mahipal Singh
Born 1919
Jodhpur
Died 15 May 2005 (age 86)
Mumbai
Occupation actor
Years active 1942–1983
Known for Navrang (1959)

Mahipal or (Mahipal Singh or Mahipal Bhandari[1]) (1919 – 15 May 2005) was an Indian film actor, who worked in Hindi cinema and is most known as the lead in V. Shantaram's Navrang (1959) and the song Tu Chhupi Hai Kahan Me Tadapta Yahan and Aadha Hai Chandrama Raat Aadhi. He acted in several well-known films of the 1950s and 1960s including V. Shantaram's Navrang (1959), and Babubhai Mistry's Parasmani (1963).[2]

Biography[edit]

Born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, where after his schooling, he graduated in literature from Jaswant Government College Jodhpur. Thereafter he worked in the theatre before migrating to Mumbai in the early 1940s,[1][2]

He made his film debut in the 1942 film Nazrana, however the film didn't work, thereafter wrore lyrics for V. Shantaram for four films.[citation needed] He went on to work with directors like Sohrab Modi and later with Wadia Brothers, Homi Wadia and JBH Wadia, however it was his work with V. Shantaram that got him lasting acclaim. He worked in several mythological and historical films with actresses like Nirupa Roy, Mala Sinha and even Meena Kumari. He also did a series of fantasy films based on Arabian Nights including, Alibaba and 40 Thieves (1954), Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag (1952) and Alibaba ka Beta (1955), which gave him popularity even in Gulf countries. Later in his career, he switched character roles, and appeared in films like Jai Santoshi Maa (1975), a 1970s hit. He died in Mumbai of a cardiac arrest, at the age of 86.[2] He was survived by his wife Akkal Kunwar and daughters Shushila Jain and Nirmala Oswal.[1]

Filmography[edit]

  • Sant Ravidas Ki Amar Kahani (1983)
  • Gopal Krishna (1979) .... Bhagwan Vishnu
  • Do Chehere (1977)
  • Jai Santoshi Maa (1975) .... Devrishi Narad
  • Rani Aur Lalpari (1975)
  • Balak Dhruv (1974)
  • Vishnu Puran (1973) .... Bhagwan Sarvashri Vishnu/Ram/Kishan
  • Mahashivratri (1972)
  • Shri Krishna Arjun Yudh (1971) .... Shri Krishna
  • Sampoorna Teerth Yatra (1970) .... Uttam
  • Veer Ghatotkach (1970) .... Bhagwan Shri Kishan/Kanhaiya
  • Patthar Ke Khwab (1969)
  • Maharaja Vikram (1965)
  • Shree Ram Bharat Milap (1965) .... Shree Ram, son of Dashrath
  • Sati Savitri (1964)
  • Jantar Mantar (1964)
  • Veer Bhimsen (1964)
  • Baba Ramdev (1963)
  • Been Ka Jadoo (1963)
  • Dev Kanya (1963)
  • Kan Kan Men Bhagwan (1963)
  • Naag Rani (1963) .... Sagar
  • Parasmani (1963) .... Paras
  • Sunheri Nagin (1963) .... Vijay
  • Naag Devata (1962)
  • Rooplekha (1962)
  • Shree Ganesh (1962) .... Bhagwan Shri Krishan 'Gopala' 'Kanhaiya'/Bhagwan Shri Ram
  • Sampoorna Ramayana (1961) .... Ram
  • Zabak (1961)
  • Dr. Z (1959)
  • Navrang (1959) .... Divakar
  • Akash Pari (1958)
  • Al Hilal (1958)
  • Maya Bazaar (1958) .... Bhagwan Shri Kishan
  • Janam Janam Ke Phere: Alias Sati Anapurna (1957)
  • Jannat (1957)
  • Aan Baan (1956)
  • Bajrang Bali (1956)
  • Shree Krishna Arjun Yudh .... Bhagwan Krishan
  • Caravan (1956)
  • Makkhee Choos (1956)
  • Roop Kumari (1956)
  • Hatimtai Ki Beti (1955)
  • Mast Qalandar (1955)
  • Ratna Manjari (1955)
  • Alibaba and 40 Thieves (1954)
  • Lal Pari (1954)
  • Tulsidas (1954)
  • Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag (1952)
  • Devyani (1952)
  • Hanuman Patal Vijay (1951)
  • Jai Mahalaxmi (1951)
  • Lakshmi Narayan (1951)
  • Shri Ganesh Mahima (1950)
  • Narasinha Avatar (1949)
  • Banwasi (1948)
  • Mali (1944)
  • Shankar Parvati (1943)
  • Nazrana (1942)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Haresh Pandya (4 July 2005). "Obituary: Mahipal Bhandari". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  2. ^ a b c "Actor Mahipal dead". The Tribune. 16 May 2005. 

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