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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
55. Sadhana 181
56. charmi Kaur 175
57. Krystle Dsouza 157
58. Bhama 167
58. Meena Kumari 152
60. Amala Paul 119
61. Ankita Sharma 67
61. Waheeda Rehman 105
62. paravai muniyamma 103

Actresses Ranking

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