Born Renee Smith, this
Anglo-Indian shot to stardom after Himanshu Rai chose her for the female
lead in Light of Asia. She was a star at Madan Theatres' Elphinstone
Theatre, making her debut with Dhiren Ganguly. She acted in Priyanath
Ganguly's 20s Madan films.
She went on to do a few other
films like Prem Sanyas (1925) and
received accolades for her performance. Her roles in Shiraz where
she played the 'other woman' and Prapancha Pash where she was the
heroine, established her firmly.
It has been suggested that both Renee
Smith and her sister Percy Smith may have appeared in tge film Seeta
Devi in the title role!
Seeta Devi (Renee Smith)
Light of Asia (1925)
Prem Sanyas (1925)
Durgesh Nandini (1927)
The Loves of a Mughal Prince (1928)
Kapal Kundala (1929)