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Motilal
Born Motilal Rajvansh
1910
Shimla
Died 1965
Years active 1934 - 1965

Motilal ( मोतीलाल )(1910–1965) was an Indian film actor and the winner of Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, twice, Devdas(1955) and Parakh (1960) [1].

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Biography

Born Motilal Rajvansh in Shimla, India, in the mid-1930s Motilal started acting in Hindi movies. Motilal started as a star but shifted to supporting roles later on. He is considered to be one of the greatest character artistes of Indian cinema who pioneered the naturalist school of acting.

He is most remembered for his role as ‘Chunni Babu’ in Bimal Roy’s Devdas (1955), for which he won his first Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

He was involved with actress Shobhana Samarth after she separated from her husband, he played the role of Samarth's real-life daughter Nutan's father in Hamari Beti, Shobhana's launch movie for Nutan. He also played her guardian in Anari, though this time the role had a villainous touch to it.

Though he was very suave and polished, and moved in high society, towards the end of his life he was in financial difficulty. He had a very intimate relationship with actress Nadira.

Actor, Naseeruddin Shah once described him as one of the all time best actors of Hindi cinema, the other being Balraj Sahni

Although a thorough gentlemen, he enjoyed gambling and races, and died almost penniless in 1965.

Filmography

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Actor

  1. Yeh Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai (1966)
  2. Waqt (1965)
  3. Ji Chahta Hai (1964)
  4. Leader (1964)
  5. Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke (1963)
  6. Parakh (1960)
  7. Anari (1959)
  8. Paigham (1959)
  9. Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957)
  10. Jagte Raho (1956)
  11. Devdas (1955)
  12. Dhoon (1953)
  13. Ek Do Teen (1953)
  14. Apni Izzat (1952)
  15. Mr. Sampat (1952)
  16. Hamari Beti (1950)
  17. Hanste Aansoo (1950)
  18. Ek Thi Ladki (1949)
  19. Lekh (1949)
  20. Gajre (1948)
  21. Mera Munna (1948)
  22. Do Dil (1947)
  23. Phoolwari (1946)
  24. Dost (1944)
  25. Mujrim (1944)
  26. Umang (1944)
  27. Aage Kadam (1943)
  28. Taqdeer (1943)
  29. Tasveer (1943)
  30. Armaan (1942)
  31. Pardesi (1941)
  32. Sasural (1941)
  33. Achhut (1940/I)
  34. Achhut (1940/II)
  35. Holi (1940)
  36. Aap Ki Marzi (1939)
  37. Sach Hai (1939)
  38. Hum Tum Aur Woh (1938)
  39. Teen Sau Din Ke Baad (1938)
  40. Captain Kirti Kumar (1937)
  41. Jagirdar (1937)
  42. Be Kharab Jan (1936)
  43. Dilawar (1936)
  44. Do Diwane (1936)
  45. Lagna Bandhan (1936)
  46. Do Ghadi Ki Mauj (1935)
  47. Dr. Madhurika (1935)
  48. Silver King (1935)
  49. Shaher Ka Jadoo (1934)
  50. Vatan Parasta (1934)

Director

  1. Chhoti Chhoti Baatein (1965)

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