Jankidas Mehra

  • Birthday: 01. January 1910
  • Birthplace: Lahore, British India

Biography

Jankidas Mehra (1910 – 18 June 2003) was a prolific Indian film actor of Hindi Cinema, cyclist, production designer and writer. He made over 1000 film appearances between the 1930s and 1997.

He served as the only Indian member of the International Olympic Committee at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and the only Indian to have broken the world record in cycling between 1934 and 1942. he was comedian

Jankidas debuted in film playing a major role in Khazanchi (1941) produced in Lahore. He was seeen against till 1946 when he would appear in Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani. From then on he would continue to play roles with increasing vigour over the years.

Jankidas is credited with being the first production designer in the Indian film industry and had designed several films including Pathar aur Paya and Warrant. As a production designer, Jankidas was responsible for the founding of many famous Indian actor careers. He was responsible for Madhubala's role in Sohrab Modi's Daulat in 1947 and introduced Meena Kumari in Nanabhai Bhatt's Hamara Ghar and Khusboo in Sunil Dutt's Dard Ka Rishta. He also introduced actress Mala Sinha in Hamlet, produced and directed by Kishore Sahu.


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