Vyjayanthimala or Vyjayantimala is a multi-talented Bollywood super heroine of the 1950's and 1960's. (The term Bollywood has been coined by combining Bombay and Hollywood and refers to Indian Hindi movie industry based in Bombay.) Vyjayanthimala is a professional Bharatanatyam (a form of Indian classical dance) dancer in the first place. The Indian movie makers of those days took advantage of her dancing talents and made her a dancing heroine. Almost all of her roles had some dance sequences and she performed them superbly. People expected to see some dances when they went to a Vyjayanthimala movie. Vyjayanthimala had, in fact, introduced the semi-classical form of dancing to Indian Hindi movies which has now become an essential ingredient of Bollywood 'masala' movies.
This site celebrates the life of Vyjayanthimala who is in her mid-seventies today and still lives an active life.
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Disclaimer: The facts presented on this site are all correct to the best of my knowledge. However, I cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of the information contained on these pages. I made this site to pay my respect and show my affection to Vyjayanthimala-ji. This is not to be taken as her official biography.
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Original publication date: March 10, 2007
Last modified on: March 2, 2018