Role Film actress
Nieces Rukhsana Sultana
Name Begum Para
Children Ayub Khan
Spouse Nasir Khan (m. 1958–1974)
Years active 1944–1956, 2007
Died December 9, 2008, Mumbai
|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.
UNSEEN! India’s First Ever Bold Photoshoot By Begum Para
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.
She died in her sleep on 9 December 2008 at the age of 81.