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Begum Para

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Occupation  Actress
Role  Film actress
Nieces  Rukhsana Sultana
Name  Begum Para
Children  Ayub Khan
Religion  Islam
Spouse  Nasir Khan (m. 1958–1974)
Years active  1944–1956, 2007
Died  December 9, 2008, Mumbai

Begum Para with curly hair while lying on a rock

Born  25 December 1926Jehlum, Punjab, British India (1926-12-25)
Relatives  Ayub Khan (son) , Dilip Kumar (Brother-in-law)
Movies  Sohag Raat, Saawariya, Neel Kamal, Kismet Ka Khel, Pehli Jhalak
Similar People  Nasir Khan, Ayub Khan, Rukhsana Sultana, Kidar Sharma, Dilip Kumar

Begum Para (25 December 1926 – 9 December 2008) was an Indian Hindi film actress who was active mostly in the 1940s and 1950s. 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.


Begum Para fixing her skirt

UNSEEN! India’s First Ever Bold Photoshoot By Begum Para

Personal life

Begum Para with fierce look and curly hair

She married actor Nasir Khan, the younger brother of Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar. 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. Her husband died in 1974. Following her husband's death, she briefly migrated to Pakistan in 1975. Two years later, she relocated to India.


Begum Para lying on a bed while smoking

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

Begum Para lying on the floor while wearing white sexy top and white skirt

Begum Para closed her eyes while wearing polka dot top


Begum Para Wikipedia