Tun Tun, the name which personifies a huge barrel of humour, one that brings comic relief when the melodrama needs to be toned down or when fight scenes run out. Tun Tun, who ruled for almost five decades solely on her portly figure had initially begun her career as a playback singer as Uma Devi.
She has probably acted in more classics of Hindi cinema than any other heroine and was a Guru Dutt favorite — Aar Paar, Shri 420, Pyaasa, Kohinoor, Kagaz ke Phool, Ganga Jamuna, Kashmir ki Kali, Upkar and over 400 others.
She was also a singing star of the 1940’s, running for popularity stakes against Noor Jehan and Suraiya. Her hit song “Afsaana Likh Rahi Hoon” (Dard) is still an all-time classic.
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