wiki:Gohar Kayoum Mamajiwala

Gohar Kayoum Mamajiwala (1910-85)

Mainly silent Hindi actress often billed as the Glorious Gohar. Born in Lahore. Daughter of actress; started on the stage as a child. Major star at Kohinoor. Left with Chandulal Shah to form Jagdish Film and then Ranjit?. Her first hit was Homi Master’s Lanka Ni Laadi. Acted in several Master films in roles especially scripted for her by Mohanlal Dave with strong roots in popular Gujarati serial novels. Shah later used her screen persona for his famous satires on Gujarat’s urban business communities in Gohar’s best-known silents, Typist Girl/Why? I Became a Christian and Gunsundari/Why Husbands Go Astray?. Some later films, esp. those alongside [[Raja Sandow]], developed mythological associations, e.g. Betaab’s scripts (Sati Savitri, Vishwamohini). Other films, in which she plays the upper-class socialite opposite the suave heroics of the brothers Bilimoria? (Toofani Taruni, Barrister’s Wife) were important items in Ranjit’s popular film-novelettes.

FILMOGRAPHY: 1925: Baap Kamai; Ghar Jamai; Lanka Ni Laadi; 1926: Briefless Barrister; Lakho Vanjaro; Mumtaz Mahal; Prithvi Putra; Ra Kawat; Samrat Shiladitya; Sati Jasma; Shirin Farhad; Telephone Ni Taruni; Delhi No Thug; Typist Girl; Mena Kumari; 1927: Bhaneli Bhamini; Gunsundari; Sati Madri; Sindh Ni Sumari; 1928: Grihalakshmi; Vishwamohini; 1929: Bhikharan; Chandramukhi; Pati Patni; Rajputani; 1930: Pahadi Kanya; Raj Lakshmi; Diwani Dilbar (all St); 1931: Devi Devayani; 1932: Radha Rani; Sati Savitri; Sheilbala; 1933: Miss 1933; Vishwamohini; 1934: Tara Sundari; Toofani Taruni; Gunsundari; 1935: Barrister’s Wife; Desh Dasi; Keemti Aansoo; 1936: Prabhu Ka Pyara; Sipahi Ki Sajni/Sipahini? Sajni; 1937: Pardesi Pankhi; 1940: Achhut.

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