Vyjayanthimala was the first
South Indian actress who was successful as a national star and enjoyed
a career that spanned two decades.
An extremely talented dancer, she
almost made it a mandatory skill for
actors of her time. Her cult song Hothon Mein Aisi Baat showcases
her talent in a way few have been able to achieve since.
She won three Best Actress awards
and a Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Chandramukhi in Devdas,
but she refused the award saying that
calling her role "supporting" was an insult.
She got married to Raj Kapoor's personal physician
Dr Bali and left the Film Industry and later became an MP for a
while in the eighties.
Naya Daur (1957)
Ganga Jamuna (1961)
Jewel Thief (1967)