(18 February 1926
- 24 December 2010
) was an Indian movie actress from Bollywood
in the 1940s and 1950s.
Personal life and education
Jaywant was born in Mumbai
) in 1926.
She is first cousin to actress Shobhna Samarth
, the mother of actresses Nutan
. Shobhna's mother, actress Rattan Bai
, was a sibling of Nalini's father.
She was married to director Virendra Desai
in the 1940s. Later, she married her second husband, actor Prabhu Dayal
, with whom she acted in several movies.
In her teens, she got some prominence through her performance in Mehboob Khan
(1941), a movie about a brother's obsessive love for his sister. The movie had strong shades of incest. She performed in a few more movies before the notable Anokha Pyaar
(1948). The movie involved a love triangle among characters played by Dilip Kumar, Nargis
, and Nalini, Nalini's character sacrificing her love for the hero played by Dilip Kumar. Nalini's performance in that movie proved to be the movie's saving grace.
1950 was a breakthrough year for Nalini when she became a top star with her performances opposite Ashok Kumar
was a patriotic drama concerning Subash Chandra Bose
and the Indian National Army
. Though the leading movie magazine of the day, Film India
, called it politically obsolete, it enjoyed big success at... Read More