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Nirupa Roy Height, Weight, Age, Death, Family, Biography

Nirupa Roy Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth January 4, 1931
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Date of Death October 13, 2004

Nirupa Roy was an Indian actor who rose to acclaim with her portrayals of tragedy and sorrow. Credited as the “Queen of Misery”, she was active in the entertainment industry from 1946 to 1999 and was cast in films such as RanakdeviAmar Raj, Ram Janma, Uddhar, Do Bigha Zamin, Naulakha Haar, Pyar Ka Mausam, ChakradhariShehnaiMaa Aur Mamta, Durga PujaBhai-BhaiAan Milo Sajna, Aasoo Bane Angaarey, Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya, Ankh Ka Tara, Garam CoatMunimji, Mujhe Jeene DoRaja Aur Runk, Grahasti, Phoolon Ki Sej, Ram Aur Shyam, Ek Kali MuskaiGeraftaar, Aansoo Ban Gaye Phool, Ganga Tera Pani Amrit, Maa, Tonga-wali, Purab Aur Paschim, Abhinetri, Kuchhe Dhaage, Aanchal, ChhayaBezubaanLal BaadshahJahan Tum Le Chalo, JaalBenazirInteqam, Teesri Aankh, Ghar Ghar Ki KahaniNamak, Amar Akbar Anthony, Deewaar, Mard, Sarfarosh, Gangaa Jamunaa Saraswati, and Pratikar. Nirupa Roy went on to appear in more than 250 films and received the Filmfare Award for “Best Supporting Actress” thrice as well as was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Filmfare Awards in 2004.

Born Name

Kokila Kishorechandra Bulsara

Other Names

Nirupa Roy, Queen of Misery

Nirupa Roy as seen in 'Do Bigha Zameen' (1953)
Nirupa Roy as seen in ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953) (Bimal Roy / Movie still from ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953) / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on January 4, 1931.

Died

On October 13, 2004, Nirupa Roy died after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 73 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Bulsar, Bombay Presidency, British India (later: Valsad, Gujarat, India)

Residence

She resided in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Nationality

Indian

 

Occupation

Actor

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Nirupa Roy had dated –

  1. Kamal Roy (1946-2004) – She got married to Kamal Roy in the year 1946 and was just 15 years old at that time. Nirupa Roy shifted to Mumbai after the marriage and the couple had 2 children – Yogesh Roy and Kiran Roy. Nirupa Roy and Kamal Roy remained together until her death in 2004.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Nirupa Roy as seen in 'Gadano Bel' (1950)
Nirupa Roy as seen in ‘Gadano Bel’ (1950) (Film Producer/Director / oldindianphotos.in / Public Domain)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Frequently played tragic characters

Nirupa Roy Facts

  1. She made her first film appearance in the Gujarati historical drama film Ranakdevi in 1946.
  2. Nirupa Roy made her Hindi film debut in the Bollywood film Amar Raj in 1946.
  3. In 1953, she co-starred as Parvati Maheto “Paro” in the Hindi-language drama film Do Bigha Zamin. The film is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s Bengali poem “Dui Bigha Jomi”.
  4. She brought to life the character of Malti in the 1955 Hindi-language romantic comedy film Munimji and this won her the Filmfare Award for “Best Supporting Actress”.
  5. Along with Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh, and Nazir Hussain, Nirupa Roy co-starred as Manorama in the 1961 Bollywood film Chhaya. This role earned her the Filmfare Award in the “Best Supporting Actress” category.
  6. She co-starred as Shobha (Deepak’s mother) in the Hindi family drama film Shehnai in 1964. For this performance, she bagged the Filmfare Award for “Best Supporting Actress”.
  7. Nirupa Roy was cast as Shobha in the 1971 Bollywood drama film Ganga Tera Pani Amrit. She co-starred in the film alongside actors Navin Nischol, Yogeeta Bali, Rehman, Pran, Ashok Kumar, and Shatrughan Sinha.
  8. Along with Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, and Parveen Babi, Nirupa co-starred as Sumitra Devi (wife of Anand Verma and mother of their sons Vijay and Ravi) in the Hindi-language action crime film Deewaar in 1975. This won her a Filmfare Award nomination in the “Best Supporting Actress” category.
  9. Nirupa Roy frequently worked with actor Trilok Kapoor and they were seen together in 18 films.
  10. She appeared as Bharati in the 1977 Hindi-language masala film Amar Akbar Anthony. Her co-stars for the project included Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi, Pran, and Jeevan.
  11. Nirupa Roy played Lal’s Foster Mother in the 1999 Hindi-language crime drama film Lal Baadshah, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala, Shilpa Shetty, Raadhika, Amrish Puri, Raghuvaran, Mukesh Rishi, and Shakti Kapoor. This was Nirupa Roy’s last film role.

Featured Image by Bimal Roy / Movie still from ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ (1953) / Public Domain

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