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Dulari Biography

Birth Name:
Ambika Gautam
Birth Place:
Nagpur, Maharashtra, British India

Fast Facts

  • Was born in a Kanyakubj Brahman family that hailed from the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Got her first break in film with a small role in Bombay Talkies' production Hamari Baat (1943)
  • Married sound recordist J
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  • Jagtap in 1952 and took a nine year break from acting
  • Was forced to give up her studies and act in films for a living following her father's sudden illness
  • Was forbidden by a Gujarati film director to enter his chamber after she had accidentally broken his liquor bottles
  • Acted in 171 Hindi, 35 Gujarati, a Rajasthani and 3 Marathi films in a career spanning 56 years
  • Was provided financial help by Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) during her last years after actress Waheeda Rehman sought help for her
  • Suffered Alzheimer's Disease and was bedridden for over two years in an old age home in Pune, India before passing away