Nargis Google doodle surprized many: Who was Nargis Dutt?
She was one of the best and most graceful actresses that Indian film industry, namely Bollywood had ever seen. She and her husband are marquee figures of the Indian cinema.
While many people and even industry seems to be forgetting her, a Google doodle came out today to revive her fading memory in our minds.
Yes , like many other celebrities of the past, Google has once again stunned us all. The latest Google Doodle commemorative logo that was visible on Google search page across India pays rich tributes to one of the best actresses that India ever produced, namely Nargis Dutt.
The Google doodle celebrates her 86th birthday that falls on Monday. A drawing of the late actress holding her dupatta with both hands is featured in the place of the Google logo. Nargis, whose real name was Fatima Rashid, was born on June 1, 1929.
She entered Bollywood at a very early age. She made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, but her acting career began in 1942 with Tamanna. During a career from the 1940s to the 1960s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films, many of which featured her alongside actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor.
There is no denying the fact that one of her best-known roles was that of Radha in the Academy Award-nominated Mother India (1957), a performance that won her Best Actress trophy at the Filmfare Awards. In 1958, Nargis married her Mother India co-star, actor Sunil Dutt, and left the film industry. She would appear infrequently in films during the 1960s. Some of her films of this period include the drama Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she was given the inaugural National Film Award for Best Actress.
Her death was tragic indeed. Nargis died in 1981 of pancreatic cancer, a few days before her son Sanjay Dutt made his debut in Hindi films. In 1982, the Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Foundation was established in her memory. The award for best feature film on national integration in the annual National Film Awards ceremony is called the Nargis Dutt Award in her honour.