Kumar Manialgalam Birla is a Bollywood Actress and the only woman to have won both an Oscar and a National Film Award. The actress was born in Mumbai to an upper middle class family and attended the prestigious St. Joseph’s College at Jogeshwari (Mumbai), where she studied for her B.Com, M.Com, BTech, and MBA degrees.
Kumar Manialgalam Birla (pronounced “Kumar Manialgalam”) was born on May 27, 1947, to Birla Devi and Kailash Satyamurthy at Chhatrapur, Mumbai, India. Her mother was a prominent social worker, whereas her father was a businessman.
Birla Devi was a social activist who worked for the Congress Party for 26 years. Birla Devi was also a noted poet and a talented actress. Birla Devi founded the Kerala State Kannada Sahithya Kala Parishath (KSKCP) in 1982, which was later converted into the Kerala State Kannada Sahithya Sangramakala Parishath (KSKSP) in 1985.
Birla Devi was also a music critic for the Indian Express. She was also an accomplished film composer, having scored many films, including two Kannada films.
Birla Devi died on 6 June 2010. She was married to Prakash Kumar, a film producer. She was survived by her grandson Vidyasagar, and two daughters from Birla Devi’s first marriage, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram.
Kala Paranthi was one of the most popular and beautiful stars of the 1980s and early 1990s, but she was actually an Indian citizen, and thus was not legally allowed to star in films. Her husband Prakash Kumar was her producer and her grandson Vidyasagar was her grandson.
In the mid-1980s, Kala Paranthi starred in a few highly popular films like Raja Raja, S.O.S. and Devdas. She is also known for her role in the film The Godfather II. She went on to appear in a few more films, but eventually retired from the entertainment industry in 1994. She died on 6 June 2010, at the age of 63. Her mother was her only child, and she was estranged from her father.
After moving from Mumbai to London in the 1970s, Kumar became a successful model, actress, and eventually a director. She made her debut in 1985 with a film called Vakkun. Her acting career continued to prosper until her death. A documentary about her life, titled How Kala Paranthi Became a Star, was released in 2011. Paranthi was married twice, to actor Prakash Kumar and to actor Vidyasagar.
Bollywood is a genre of film making that has been dominated by a male-dominated cast and has seen the genre become almost as stereotypical as the western films it was once considered to be. There used to be quite a bit of female-driven films in Bollywood, but they have recently been gaining dominance with a lot of films that are more realistic and a lot more realistic stories. Kumar, who was born in Bombay, is a case in point.
Kumar, who is best known for his roles in the television series Kaminey (1991) and Dilwale (1995), has also made a name for himself in films like Chhoti Bahu (1988) and Ramayan (1994). His films were generally a bit more melodramatic than those in Bollywood, but they were also made more commercially viable because they were produced by Prasad Films and produced well.