Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of Sitara Devi


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  • Sitara Devi

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    6 Actress born in Calcutta. One of the foremost exponents of classical Kathak dance, with notable appearances as a dancer in early Mehboob films. Daughter of Sukhdev Maharaj of Benares, former court musician at Nepal, she was trained by her father and by Achan Maharaj at the palace of the Rajah of Mymensingh and later by Kathak maestros Shambhu and Lachhu Maharaj. Entered films as a child actress at Sagar where she first worked with Mehboob, with whom she later did her best-known films. Turned lead player with his Watan. Salaried artist at Ranjit Studio, working with Chandulal Shah (Achhut) and on some famous films by Kardar (Holi, Pagal, Pooja). Her amazingly lively performance as a ‘tribal’ practising primitive communism and Anil Biswas’ music were responsible for the successful use of the parable form in Roti. Married K. Asif and acted in his Phool. 
     6Actress born in Calcutta. One of the foremost exponents of classical Kathak dance, with notable appearances as a dancer in early [[Mehboob]] films. Daughter of Sukhdev Maharaj of Benares, former court musician at Nepal, she was trained by her father and by Achan Maharaj at the palace of the Rajah of Mymensingh and later by Kathak maestros Shambhu and Lachhu Maharaj. Entered films as a child actress at [[Sagar]] where she first worked with Mehboob, with whom she later did her best-known films. Turned lead player with his [[Watan]]. Salaried artist at [[Ranjit Studio]], working with [[Chandulal Shah]] ([[Achhut]]) and on some famous films by [[Kardar]] ([[Holi]], [[Pagal]], [[Pooja]]). Her amazingly lively performance as a ‘tribal’ practising primitive communism and [[Anil Biswas]]’ music were responsible for the successful use of the parable form in [[Roti]]. Married [[K. Asif]] and acted in his [[Phool]]. 
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    88Her major achievement was probably to persuade star Devika Rani to sing. Several of her best-known songs, rendered in film by amateur singers Ashok Kumar and Rani, succeeded because of their nursery rhyme simplicity (e.g. Main ban ka panchi in Achhut Kanya, Chali re meri nao in Jhoola). Worked briefly with Sohrab Modi after leaving Bombay Talkies. Also scored Jaswantlal’s hit musical Amrapali. Collaborated at times with Ramchandra Pal on music.