Remembering Hindi cinema’s yesteryear actress Dulari on her 90 birth anniversary.
Dulari (real name Ambika Gautam) (18 April 1928–18 January 2013) was a film actress, who worked as character actor in Hindi cinema, appearing in 135 films, most notably Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai (1961), Mujhe Jeene Do (1963), Teesri Kasam (1967), Deewar (1975).
Forced to look for work after her father’s illness,Dulari made her film debut with Hamari Baat (1943), produced by Bombay Talkies, and went to appear as a character actor in over 135 films in the following six decades. Her last screen appearance was in Ziddi (1997) directed by Guddu Dhanoa.
She married sound recordist J. B. Jagtap in 1952, and took a break from acting for nine years.
She died in an old age home in Pune, Maharashtra at the age of 86. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, and was bedridden for over two years. Through the last years of her life Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) had started providing her financial assistance after veteran actress Waheeda Rehman brought up her case.