About Geeta Bali
Geeta Bali (1930 - January 21, 1965) was born in pre-partition Punjab
as Harkirtan Kaur, a Sikh. Her family moved to Bombay and were living
in near poverty when she started to get breaks in films.
became a star in the 1950s. In 1955 she married Shammi Kapoor who was 2
years younger than her but not yet a star. She had also worked earlier
with her future brother-in-law Raj Kapoor in "Bavre Nain" and with her
future father-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in "Anand Math". Her secretary
was Surinder Kapoor, father of producer Boney Kapoor and actor Anil
Kapoor. She had two children with Shammi, before she died on January
21, 1965 of small pox. She left behind a son Aditya aged 8 and a
daughter Kanchan aged 3.
Later her niece Yogeeta Bali also made it into films.
of her hit films are "Bawre Nain" with future brother-in-law Raj
Kapoor, "Baazi" with Dev Anand, Baazi with Guru Dutt, and "Albela" with
She received a Filmfare Nomination as Best
Actress for "Vachan" (1955) and another nomination as Best Supporting
Actress for "Kavi" (1955).
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