Awards & Winners

Meena Kumari

Date of Birth 01-August-1932
Place of Birth Mumbai
(Maharashtra, India)
Nationality India
Also know as Mahjabeen Bano, Begum Mahjabeen Bux, Meena, Baby Meena, Meenakumari, Meenaji, Manju, The Tragedy Queen, बेबी मीना, मीनाजी, मीनाक�मारी, मीना, मंज�, महजबीन बान�, बेगम महजबीन ब�क�स, द ट�रेजेडी क�वीन
Profession Actor
Meena Kumari, born Mahjabeen Bano, was an Indian movie actress and poet. She is regarded as one of the most prominent actresses to have appeared on the screens of Hindi Cinema. During a career spanning 30 years from her childhood to her death, she starred in more than ninety films, many of which have achieved classic and cult status today. With her contemporaries Nargis and Madhubala she is regarded as one of the most influential Hindi movie actresses of all time. Kumari gained a reputation for playing grief-stricken and tragic roles, and her performances have been praised and reminisced throughout the years. Like one of her best-known roles, Chhoti Bahu, in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Kumari became addicted to alcohol. Her life and prosperous career were marred by heavy drinking, troubled relationships, an ensuing deteriorating health, and her death from liver cirrhosis in 1972. Kumari is often cited by media and literary sources as "The Tragedy Queen", both for her frequent portrayal of sorrowful and dramatic roles in her films and her real-life story.

Awards by Meena Kumari

Check all the awards nominated and won by Meena Kumari.

1973


Nominations 1973 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Pakeezah

1967


Nominations 1967 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Phool Aur Patthar

1966


Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Honored for : Kaajal

Nominations 1966 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Kaajal

1964


Nominations 1964 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Dil Ek Mandir
Sita

1963


Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Honored for : Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
(Chhoti Bahu)

Nominations 1963 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Aarti
Aarti Gupta
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Main Chup Rahungi
Gayetri
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam
Chhoti Bahu

1960


Nominations 1960 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan

1959


Nominations 1959 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Sahara
Leela

1956


Nominations 1956 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Filmfare Award for Best Actress Azaad
Shobha

1955


Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Honored for : The Fiancee

1954


Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Honored for : Baiju Bawra