Durga Khote

  • Birthday: 14. January 1905
  • Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
  • Awards: BFJA Awards: Best Actress , Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award by the Government of India. , Maharashtra State Award , Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award , Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the lifetime recognition award

Biography

Durga Khote (January 14, 1905−September 22, 1991) was an Indian actress, starting as one of the foremost leading ladies of her times, she remained active in Hindi and Marathi cinema, as well as theatre, for over 50 years, starring in around 200 films and numerous theatre productions.

In 2000, in a millennium issue, India Today named her among "100 People Who Shaped India", noting, "Durga Khote marks the pioneering phase for woman in Indian Cinema" as she was one of the first women from respectable families to enter the film industry, thus breaking a social taboo.

She also ranks among the top ten actresses in mother roles in Hindi cinema, most notable among them were as Jodhabai in K. Asif's Mughal-e-Azam (1960), as Kaikeyi in Vijay Bhatt's classic, Bharat Milap (1942); her other memorable roles as mother were in Charnon Ki Dasi (1941), Mirza Ghalib, Bobby (1973) and Bidaai (1974). She was received the highest award in Indian cinema, the Dadasaheb Phalke Award (1983), for lifetime contribution to Indian cinema.


Movies

1952 - Aandhiyan
1973 - Abhimaan
1973 - Agni Rekha
1971 - Anand
1966 - Anupama
1976 - Bajrangbali
1971 - Banphool
1972 - Bawarchi
1950 - Beqasoor
1957 - Bhabhi
1961 - Bhabhi Ki Chudiyan
1974 - Bidaai
1973 - Bobby
1975 - Chaitali
1977 - Chor Sipahee
1977 - Darling Darling
1966 - Devar
1969 - Dharti Kahe Pukarke
1974 - Dil Diwana
1977 - Do Chehere
1965 - Do Dil - 1965
1964 - Door Ki Awaaz
1973 - Door Nahin Manzil
1971 - Ek Nari Ek Brahmachari
1969 - Ek Phool Do Mali
1970 - Gopi
1950 - Har Har Mahadev
1974 - Insaaniyat
1965 - Kaajal
1975 - Kala Sona
1980 - Karz
1970 - Khilona
1975 - Khushboo
1954 - Lakirein
1960 - Love in Simla
1972 - Mere Bhaiya
1954 - Mirza Ghalib
1960 - Mughal-e-Azam
1963 - Mujhe Jeene Do
1977 - Naami Chor
1973 - Namak Haraam
1977 - Paapi
1977 - Paheli
1960 - Parakh
1956 - Patrani
1966 - Pyar Mohabbat
1958 - Raj Tilak
1978 - Raja Rani Ko Chahiye Pasina
1956 - Rajdhani
1954 - Ramayan
1976 - Rangila Ratan
1960 - Rungoli
1977 - Saheb Bahadur
1964 - Shagoon
1976 - Shaque
1953 - Shikast
1954 - Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
1962 - Son of India
1968 - Sunghursh
1963 - The Householder
1960 - Usne Kaha Tha