Nirupa Roy, known as ‘Chibi’ as a child, started out in Gujarati films with the film Ranakdevi (1946).

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Before she became known as Hindi cinema’s eternal mother, actress Nirupa Roya had a thriving career playing leads in social dramas and mythological films. Nirupa Roy, known as ‘Chibi’ as a child, started out in Gujarati films with the film Ranakdevi (1946). After her marriage to Kamal Balsara, she was known as Kokila Balsara. Nirupa Roy was her screen name.

Nirupa Roy was much loved for her work in lead roles in films such as Gunsundari (1948), Sinbad the Sailor (1952), Do Bigha Zamin (1953), Naag Panchami (1953) and Razia Sultana (1961).

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