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Geeta Bali (1930 – 21 January 1965) was a popular film actress from Bollywood.
Bali was born in pre-partition Punjab in Sargodha as Harkirtan Kaur. Her family moved to Mumbai and were living in near poverty when she started to get breaks in films.
Geeta Baali started her film career as a child actress, at the age of 12, with the film The Cobbler. She made her debut as a heroine in Badnaami.
Bali became a star in the 1950s. She had also worked earlier with her future brother-in-law Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain and with her future father-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math. Unlike other actresses who gave up films after marrying into the Kapoor family, Bali kept acting until her death. Her last film was Jab Se Tumko Dekha Hai in 1963.
Her secretary was Surinder Kapoor, father of producer Boney Kapoor, actor Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor.
Bali’s parents were well educated. They lived in Amritsar before 1947. Her father, Pandit Kartar Singh, known as Philosopher, was blind. He was a Sikh scholar and kirtan (Sikh devotional music) singer. Her maternal grandfather, Takhat Singh (1870-1937), was the founder of Sikh Kanya Mahavidyalay - boarding school for girls, the first of its kind established in 1904 in Ferozepur. The parents encouraged their daughters, Harkirtan (Geeta Bali) and Hardarshan, to learn classical music and dance, horse riding and gatka fencing. Fundamentalist Sikhs socially boycotted the family as they did not like the girls performing in public and they picketed theatres. [Source: Amar Bharti interviewed by Amrita Pritam, Nagmani December 1982]
On 23 August 1955 Geeta married Shammi Kapoor, with whom she was working in the film Coffee House. They had two children, a son (Aditya) and a daughter (Kanchan)..
She died on 21 January 1965, having contracted smallpox while shooting a Punjabi film, Rano, based on a novel Eik Chadar Maili Si by Rajinder Singh Bedi. He was directing the film and she was the producer. Bedi, devastated by the untimely death of Bali, abandoned the project. He wrote later that he had put the novel on her burning funeral pyre.
She is the aunt of Yogeeta Bali.
Her films include Bawre Nain (1950) with future brother-in-law Raj Kapoor, Baazi (1951) with Dev Anand, Ghayal (1951) with Sheikh Mukhtar, Albela (1951) with Bhagwan Dada, Jaal (1952) with Dev Anand, Baaz (1953) with Guru Dutt and Mr. India (1961). She received a Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress for Vachan (1955) and another nomination as Best Supporting Actress for Kavi (1955). One of her memorable movies is Anand Math.
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The Asian Age (satire)
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:26:15 -0800
His Hawaiian-style dance with Geeta Bali to the tune of C. Ramachandra's Shola jo bhadke, assure him a lasting place in the hall of fame. Those dance moves have been vastly imitated, with due acknowledgement by Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda. Indeed ...
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 04:56:15 -0800
I generally don't perform. I am quite choosy about it, but today I performed and paid tribute to all the Kapoor ladies, including (late grandmother) Geeta Bali, (aunt) Neetu Singh, and my mom Babita and sister Kareena supporting the cause," Karisma ...
Business of Cinema
Business of Cinema
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:36:56 -0800
Karisma, who looked beautiful in a red outfit, paid tribute to the strong and independent women of the Kapoor clan – her grand-aunt Geeta Bali, aunt Neetu Singh, mother Babita and sister Kareena Kapoor. Karisma also performed the song Shola Jo Bhadke ...
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:45:00 -0800
“The film starred Geeta Bali and Sajjan. After all these years of learning camera basics from my guru Surendra Pai, I. was ready to transfer my vision on screen,” says Babasaheb. He went on to work in other Chakravarty hits such as Gauna (1949 ...
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 20:13:59 -0800
She performed on songs of Geeta Bali, Neetu Singh, Babita and Kareena. Credits: Viral Bhayani. For feedback and concerns regarding the website's new look, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tags: karisma kapoor · Our Girls Our Pride · Photos ...
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:36:32 -0800
One recites them as a roll call of beauty- Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Nargis, Nutan, Madhubala, Geeta Bali, Nalini Jaywant- each touches a different chord in you, plucking your heart like strings turning you mushy and warm inside. When beauty ...
Pakistan Daily Times
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:37:07 -0800
The film 'Mohar' was a Shammi Kapoor-Geeta Bali starrer, released in 1957 with music by Madan Mohan Kohli. It had two wonderful songs of my liking, one by Lata “Tum Jo Saath Raat Bhi Haseen Hei” and the other by Talat Manhud, “Yaad Jab Aaye Teri ...
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