(4 June 1936 – 6 December 2009), (Hindi
: बीना राय, Urdu
: بِن رے), was a leading actress primarily of the black and white era of Hindi cinema
.Obituary London Independent
, 22 March 2010. She is most known for her roles in classics such as Anarkali
(1953), Taj Mahal
(1963), and won the Filmfare Award
for Best Actress
for her performance in the film, Ghunghat
==Early life== Bina Rai born as Krishna Sarin.Bina Rai lived in Kanpur until she moved out for acting.
She had to convince her parents to allow her to act in films, she claimed that she went on a hunger strike in order to convince her disapproving parents to let her join films, and they finally relented.
Bina Rai was a first year student of Arts in the Isabella Thoburn College of Lucknow
in 1950, when she came across an advertisement for a talent contest, she applied and received a call from the sponsors. Although she had been active in college dramatics, a film career was never within her field of vision. Nevertheless she went Bombay, to participate in the contest where she won along with the 25,000 rupees in prize money a leading role in Kishore Sahu's 'Kali Ghata' (1951), which became her film debut, and also featured Kishore Sahu in the lead role Screen
In the 1950s she married actor Prem Nath
, whose sister Krishna was married to the... Read More