Kamlabai Gokhale was the first actress of Indian cinema, along with her mother Durgabai Kamat.

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#KamlabaiGokhale was the first actress of Indian cinema, along with her mother #DurgabaiKamat. Around 1912–1913 Dadasaheb Phalke, the pioneering film-maker of India was casting for his film Mohini Bhasmasur and he chooses Kamlabai for the lead. Durgabai was Parvati.

Phalke had been forced to use a young male cook, #AnnaSalunke, to play the female lead in his earlier film, Raja Harishchandra, for lack of an actress|
Photograph from the University of Würzburg archives features the late actress with her son and grandson. Follow #Bollywoodirect

Courtesy- Film Impressions

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