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Kamini Kaushal
Uma Kashyap

24 February 1924 (1924-02-24) (age 97)
Lahore, Punjab, British India
(now in Pakistan)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, producer
Years active 1946–present
Notable work
Neecha Nagar (1946)
Shaheed (1948)
Nadiya Ke Paar (1948)
Biraj Bahu (1954)
Shaheed (1965)
Awards Filmfare Best Actress Award (1956)
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (2015)

Kamini Kaushal (born Uma Kashyap, 24 February 1924) is a Hindi film and television actress, who is most noted for her roles in films such as Neecha Nagar (1946), which won the 1946 Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at Cannes Film Festival and Biraj Bahu (1955), which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1955.

She played lead heroine in films from 1946 to 1963, wherein her roles in Do Bhai (1947), Shaheed (1948), Nadiya Ke Paar (1948), Ziddi (1948), Shabnam (1949), Paras (1949), Namoona (1949), Arzoo (1950), Jhanjar (1953), Aabroo (1956), Bade Sarkar (1957), Jailor (1958), Night Club (1958) and Godaan (1963) are considered her career's best performances. She played character roles since 1963, and was critically acclaimed for her performance in Shaheed (1965). She appeared in three films of Rajesh Khanna, namely Do Raaste (1969), Prem Nagar (1974), Maha Chor (1976), in Anhonee (1973) with Sanjeev Kumar and in eight films with Manoj Kumar namely Shaheed, Upkar (1967), Purab Aur Paschim (1970), Shor (1972), Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974), Sanyasi (1975), Dus Numbri (1976) and Santosh (1989).

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