Veteran actress Kumkum dies at 86

 Loss of another talent in the industry Kumkum’s death at the age of 86. The veteran actor was known for her performance in Lalkaar.

The year 2020 has not been a fruitful year for, bollywood actress Kumkum passed away at 86 on July 28. Kumkum’s real name was Zaibunnissa, who died at around 11.30 am at her Bandra residence due to age-related issues.

Kumkum was well known for her performance in the film ‘Lalkaar’. She was featured in classic Hindi movies such as ‘CID’, ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ and ‘Mother India’.

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Dharmendra, Javed Jafri, veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar offered Their condolences on the actor’s passing away.

Kumkum was from Hussainabad in Sheikhpura district of Bihar.

The late actress had worked in more than 100 films and has graced the screens by appearing in hit songs including ‘Mere Mehboob Qayamat Hogi’.

She also appeared in films like ‘Kohinoor’, ‘Ujala’, ‘Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere’ and ‘Naya Daur’.

Kumkum also starred in the first Bhojpuri film ‘Ganga Maiyya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo’ in 1963.

She was discovered by actor-director Guru Dutt in the 1950s, who cast her in ‘Aar Paar’ song for an uncredited role. She later earned a small role in Dutt’s ‘Pyaasa’ and ‘Mr & Mrs 55’.

Kumkum was one of those rare female stars of the classic era who did not shy away from playing supporting parts.

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Even though she had hits like ‘Mr. X in Bombay’ and ‘Shreeman Funtoosh’ as the leading lady, she went on to feature in small but pivotal roles in other hits like ‘Mother India’.

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