Remembering Geeta Bali on her 52nd death anniversary.
Geeta Bali (1930 ‒ 21 January 1965) was a popular film actress from Bollywood. She was considered one of the more spontaneous and expressive stars of Bollywood in her acting.
Geeta Bali started her film career as a child actress, at the age of 12, with the film The Cobbler. She made her debut as a heroine in Badnaami (1946).
Bali became a star in the 1950s. She had also worked earlier with her future brother-in-law Raj Kapoor in Bawre Nain (1950) and with her future father-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in Anand Math. Unlike other actresses who gave up films after marrying into the Kapoor family, Bali kept acting until her death. Her last film was Jab Se Tumko Dekha Hai in 1963. She did more than 70 films in a 10 year career.
Her films include Sohag Raat (1948) with Bharat Bhushan, Bawre Nain (1950) with future brother-in-law Raj Kapoor, Baazi (1951) with Dev Anand, Ghayal (1951) with Sheikh Mukhtar, Albela (1951) and Jhamela (1953) with Bhagwan Dada, Jaal (1952) with Dev Anand, Baaz (1953) with Guru Dutt and Mr. India (1961). She received a Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress for Vachan (1955) and another nomination as Best Supporting Actress for film Kavi (1955). One of her memorable movies is Anand Math.