Zohra Segal : ज़ोहरा सहगल Google Doodle honours to Indian actress, dancer

Date: September 29, 2020 Posted by: Rohit Gupta In: Google Doodle

Zohra Segal : ज़ोहरा सहगल Google Doodle honours to Indian actress, dancer and choreographer

Today the search engine Google has shared a very sweet Doodle celebrating and remembering the Zohra Segal(Zohra Mumtaz Sehgal) was an Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer. Having began her career as a member of a contemporary dance troupe, she transitioned into acting roles beginning in the 1940s. Sehgal looked in several British films, television shows, and Bollywood productions in a career that spanned over six decades.

Zohra Segal

भारत की पहली एक्ट्रेस जोहरा सहगल पर Google ने बनाया Doodle, पद्मश्री, पद्म विभुषण से किया गया सम्मानित जोहरा सहगल: नवाबी खानदान में पैदा हुईं हिंदी सिनेमा की ये मशहूर दादी, शादी पर मचा था खूब बवाल.

Zohra Segal Biography

Born Sahibzadi Zohra Mumtazullah Khan Begum
27 April 1912
Saharanpur, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India

Died 10 July 2014 (aged 102)
Delhi, India

Occupation Actress, dancer, choreographer

Years active 1935–2007

Spouse(s) Kameshwar Nath Segal

Relatives See Mumtazullah Khan family

When it has been asked to the Parvati Pillai(guest artist of this illustrations) that what do you hope people take away from this Doodle? She said, Zohra Sehgal lived her life to the fullest. In today’s challenging times, it is vital to be hopeful and keep smiling!

One of the country’s first female actors to truly achieve recognition on the international stage.

Zohra Segal

Among Segal’s ਜ਼ੋਹਰਾ ਸਹਿਗਲ notable early work was a role in the film “Neecha Nagar“ (“Lowly City”), which was released on this day in 1946 at the Cannes Film Festival. Widely considered Indian cinema’s first international critical success, “Neecha Nagar” won the festival’s highest honor: the Palme d’Or prize.

Sahibzadi Zohra Begum Mumtaz-ullah Khan was born on April 27, 1912 in Saharanpur, British India.

Following the death of mother at an early age, Sehgal and her sisters were enrolled at the Queen Mary College, Lahore.

In Europe, Sehgal’s ಜೊಹ್ರಾ ಸೆಹಗಲ್ aunt encouraged her to register in Mary Wigman’s ballet school in Dresden, Germany. Sehgal passed the entrance test without much prior knowledge in the dance form, and became the first Indian to study at the institution.

She stayed in Dresden for the next three years studying modern dance, while living in the house of Countess Liebenstein. A significant turning point came in her life when she met Uday Shankar at a performance of the Shiv-Parvati ballet by Uday Shankar, which he had choreographed. Shankar promised her a job on her return to India at the completion of her course.

In the mid-1990s, she returned to India, where she continued acting on the stage and in Bollywood films. In 2002, the year of her 90th birthday, Segal appeared in her memorable role in the film ”Bend it Like Beckham,” and continued to act well into her 90s.

Over the years, India has recognized Segal’s prolific contributions with some of the nation’s highest awards: the Padma Shri (1998), the Kalidas Samman (2001), and the Padma Vibhushan (2010).


1963 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
1998: Padma Shri
2001: Kalidas Samman
2002: Padma Bhushan
2004: Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
2010: Padma Vibhushan

Zohra Segal quote

Segal जोहरा सेहगल was an Indian actress, dancer, and choreographer. She truly achieved recognition on the international stage. She will be always remembered and lots of blessing to her from the whole world.

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