Nirupa Roy is considered to be one of the most popular actresses of her time. Nirupa Roy is renowned for her impressive dramatic roles in numerous super hit movies.
With a career spanning an impressive 50 years and more, Nirupa Roy had acted in over 275 films during this time, some of them memorable commercial hits at the box office.
Nirupa Roy is known to have immortalized the role of a grief-stricken mother and is popularly called as ‘Queen of Misery’.
About Nirupa Roy
|Real Name||Kokila Kishorechandra Bulsara|
|Nickname||Queen of Misery|
|Date of Birth||4th January 1931|
|Death||13th October 2004|
|Age (at the time of demise)||73 years|
|Place of Birth||Kalwada (Gujarat)|
|Height||5 ft 2"
(160 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Salt & Pepper|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Net Worth||INR 270,00,00,000
(USD 37 Million)
|Famous for||Amar Raj (1946), Meerabai (1947), Mitti Ke Khilone (1948), Garibi, Hamari Manzil (1949), Mann Ka Meet (1950), Bade Bhaiyya, Kashmir, Lav Kush, Nai Zindagi (1951), Izzat, Veer Arjun (1952), Do Bigha Zameen (1953), Aulaad, Aurat Teri Yehi Kahaani, Hukumat, Watan (1954), Garam Coat, Mahasati Savitri, Munimji, Oonchi Haveli, Raj Durbar, Teen Bhai (1955), Lalkaar (1956), Do Roti, Musafir (1957), Chaalbaaz, Dulhan, Pati Parmeshwar (1958), Baazigar, Heera Moti, Kangan (1959), Aanchal, Superman (1960), Apsara, Chhaya, Razia Sultana (1961), Bezubaan, Maa Beta (1962), Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya, Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Benazir. Shehnai (1964), Shaheed (1965), Ram Aur Shyam (1967), Ek Kali Muskai (1968), Pyar Ka Mausam (1969), Maa Aut Mamta, Ghar Ghar Ki Kahani, Purab Aur Paschim (1970), Jawani Diwani (1972), Kucche Dhaage (1973), Badla (1974), Deewaar (1975), Maa (1976), Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Suhaag (1979), Teesri Aankh (1982), Inquilaab (1984), Sarfarosh (1985), Ganga Jamuna Saraswati (1988), Aasoo Bane Angaarey (1993), Lal Baadshah (1999)|
|First Movie||GUJARATI -
Amar Raj (1946)
|Hobbies||Listening to music and reading books|
Nirupa Roy is most popular for her roles as the perfect portrayal of a ‘mother’. Although she initially did lead roles in the movies, her later supporting roles in movies, especially that of the mother of the lead actors, made her the immensely popular actress that she is still.
Nirupa Roy’s date of birth was 4th of January, 1931, and Nirupa Roy passed away at the age of 73 years, on the 13th of October, in 2004. Nirupa Roy’s height was 5 ft 2 inches (160 cm) while Nirupa Roy’s weight was around 58 kg (128 lbs). In her spare time, Nirupa Roy loved to read books and listen to music, as part of her hobbies.
Although not much is known about Nirupa Roy’s family, it is known that Nirupa Roy’s father was Kishorechandra Bulsara, a Gujarati businessman. Nirupa Roy was the only child and had no brothers or sisters. Nirupa Roy’s husband was Kamal Roy, whom Nirupa Roy married when she was only 15 years of age. Nirupa Roy and Kamal Roy had two sons, named Yogesh Roy and Kiran Roy.
Talking about her commercial success as a Bollywood actress, Nirupa Roy’e net worth at the time of her demise was estimated to be around INR 270 crores (USD 37 Million).
The list of Nirupa Roy’s award-wins include winning the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her impressive role in ‘Munimji’ (1956), the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her excellent performance in ‘Chhaya’ (1962) and won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for her character portrayal in ‘Shehnaai’ (1965). Nirupa Roy was awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 as well.
Besides these, Nirupa Roy also won the Bengali Film Journalists Association (BFJA) Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in ‘Chhaya’ (1961).
Interesting Facts About Nirupa Roy
- It is unknown whether Nirupa Roy smoked or if she drank alcohol.
- Nirupa Roy accidentally entered the acting industry, when she and her husband answered to a newspaper ad for a Gujarati movie’s casting audition, when she was only 15 years of age.
- In the period spanning from 1941 to after 1950, Nirupa Roy is renowned to have played characters in most mythological movies.
- Nirupa Roy played the roles of goddesses in her movies so well that people would actually visit her at her home to personally seek her blessings.
- Nirupa Roy has had the honor of starring opposite some of the legendary Bollywood actors, including Ashok Kumar, Balraj Sahni, Bharat Bhushan and Trilok Kapoor, with whom she starred in over 17 hit movies.
- Nirupa Roy’s role as the aggrieved Indian mother became very popular and her dialogues from hit movies, such as ‘Deewar’ (1975) are still the cliche for such situations.