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About Meena Kumari Meena Kumari or Mahjabeen Bano (1 August 1932 - 31 March 1972), was an Indian movie actress and poetess. 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. 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 (1962), 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.

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India Actresses Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
56. Sadhana 181
57. charmi Kaur 175
58. Krystle Dsouza 157
59. Bhama 167
59. Meena Kumari 152
60. Ankita Sharma 69
62. Amala Paul 119
62. Waheeda Rehman 105
63. paravai muniyamma 103

Actresses Ranking

Rank Person Name Total
279. Olga Kurylenko 167
280. Bhama 167
281. Nicette Bruno 159
281. Sahar Valadbeigi 166
282. Krystle Dsouza 157
282. Farah Ghias 165
282. Biyouna 159
283. Meena Kumari 152
284. Meg Ryan 153
286. Rana Abyad 146
287. Cássia Kiss 143
287. Seka Sablić 146