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29November, 2021

Cinemaazi remembers P C Barua on his death anniversary

One of the most eminent film personalities of all time, Pramathesh Chandra Barua was an influential pioneer of pre-Independence cinema and contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Bengali film industry. Essaying the role of Devdas with great finesse and skill, he became popular for his acting skills and also directed and wrote several films. Cinemaazi remembers the illustrious artist on his death anniversary today; he passed awa
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One of the most eminent film personalities of all time, Pramathesh Chandra Barua was an influential pioneer of pre-Independence cinema and contributed immensely to the growth and development of the Bengali film industry. Essaying the role of Devdas with great finesse and skill, he became popular for his acting skills and also directed and wrote several films. Cinemaazi remembers the illustrious artist on his death anniversary today; he passed away on 29th November 1951.
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28November, 2021

Cinemaazi remembers Birendra Nath Sircar on his death anniversary

Founder of the prestigious New Theatres Ltd. Studio in Calcutta, Birendra Nath Sircar was a visionary producer who worked on some of the most remarkable Bengali films of his time. His work has been credited with introducing many illustrious film personalities in the Indian film industry, like K L Saigal, Kanan Devi and Prithviraj Kapoor among many others. Awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1970, he passed away in the same year on this day
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Founder of the prestigious New Theatres Ltd. Studio in Calcutta, Birendra Nath Sircar was a visionary producer who worked on some of the most remarkable Bengali films of his time. His work has been credited with introducing many illustrious film personalities in the Indian film industry, like K L Saigal, Kanan Devi and Prithviraj Kapoor among many others. Awarded with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1970, he passed away in the same year on this day, 28th November. Cinemaazi remembers the stalwart today.
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Cinemaazi remembers Kammo on her birth anniversary

A prolific dancer and performer, Kammo was a dancer-actor who worked throughout the 1950s, 60s and even the early 70s in the Hindi film industry. Essaying significant yet small roles in several films, she made a mark in the industry for her graceful and poised dancing style and her talent as a character actress. Cinemaazi remembers the remarkable artist on her birth anniversary today. She was born on 28th November 1938. 

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A prolific dancer and performer, Kammo was a dancer-actor who worked throughout the 1950s, 60s and even the early 70s in the Hindi film industry. Essaying significant yet small roles in several films, she made a mark in the industry for her graceful and poised dancing style and her talent as a character actress. Cinemaazi remembers the remarkable artist on her birth anniversary today. She was born on 28th November 1938. 

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27November, 2021

Cinemaazi remembers Asit Baran on his death anniversary

Actor, singer and theatre personality Asit Baran won over the audiences with his good looks, graceful acting and fine singing abilities. A tabla player and singer at the All India Radio, he started his film career with the 1941 film Pratishruti. Baran also starred in the Hindi remake of the same named Saugandh (1942). An acclaimed actor and singer, he had a long lasting career spanning over four decades in Hindi and Bengali cinema. Cinemaazi reme
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Actor, singer and theatre personality Asit Baran won over the audiences with his good looks, graceful acting and fine singing abilities. A tabla player and singer at the All India Radio, he started his film career with the 1941 film Pratishruti. Baran also starred in the Hindi remake of the same named Saugandh (1942). An acclaimed actor and singer, he had a long lasting career spanning over four decades in Hindi and Bengali cinema. Cinemaazi remembers him on his death anniversary today; he passed away on 27th November in 1984.
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Cinemaazi wishes Anil Dhawana very Happy Birthday

Veteran actor Anil Dhawan celebrates his 71st birthday today. Born on this day, 27th November in 1950, he made a mark for himself at the beginning of his career with B R Ishara's Chetna (1970) and Basu Chatterjee's Piya Ka Ghar (1971). His films, considered unconventional and bold for their time, Dhawan held a penchant for such roles working for directors such as Asit Sen, Hiren Nag, Tarun Bose and Ajoy Biswas. He recently played a yester
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Veteran actor Anil Dhawan celebrates his 71st birthday today. Born on this day, 27th November in 1950, he made a mark for himself at the beginning of his career with B R Ishara's Chetna (1970) and Basu Chatterjee's Piya Ka Ghar (1971). His films, considered unconventional and bold for their time, Dhawan held a penchant for such roles working for directors such as Asit Sen, Hiren Nag, Tarun Bose and Ajoy Biswas. He recently played a yesteryear 70s superstar in Shriram Raghavan's hit-thriller Andhadhun (2018). Cinemaazi wishes the actor a very Happy Birthday.
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Cinemaazi wishes Bappi Lahiri a very Happy Birthday

Renowned as the 'Disco King,' Bappi Lahiri revolutionised the sound of Hindi film music in the late 70s and 80s. He popularised the synthesized disco music through songs such as Auva auva koi yahaan naache naache, Yaar bina chain kahan re, I am a disco dancer, Tamma tamma loge and De de pyaar de. Cinemaazi wishes the musical maestro a very Happy Birthday today; he was born on 27th November in 1952.
Renowned as the 'Disco King,' Bappi Lahiri revolutionised the sound of Hindi film music in the late 70s and 80s. He popularised the synthesized disco music through songs such as Auva auva koi yahaan naache naache, Yaar bina chain kahan re, I am a disco dancer, Tamma tamma loge and De de pyaar de. Cinemaazi wishes the musical maestro a very Happy Birthday today; he was born on 27th November in 1952.