Indian Actress + Politician & Dancer
Born Aug 13, 1936
Age 79
Hometown India
Other Names Bali, Vyjayanthimala

Vyjayanthimala Bali, also known by the mononym Vyjayanthimala, is an Indian film actress, Bharathanatyam dancer, Carnatic singer, dance choreographer, golfer and a Parliamentarian. Vyjayanthimala was one the biggest Bollywood stars in a career lasting almost two decades. She was also the first South Indian actress to become a national star and "paved way" for the other South Indian actresses to foray into Bollywood.… Read More

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1936 Birth Born on August 13, 1936.
1938 1 Year Old In 1938, her grandfather Gopalacharya, the late Mandayam Dhati, started a nursing home on Narayan Shastri Road, Mysore.
1940 3 Years Old At age 5, Vyjayanthimala was chosen to perform a classical Indian dance for Pope Pius XII while her mother shared the honor as an audience member in 1940 at Vatican City. … Read More


1950 13 Years Old Vyjayanthimala also did a guest appearance in the 1950 film Vijayakumari which had actress T. R. Rajakumari in dual role. … Read More
1954 17 Years Old In 1954, Vyjayanthimala acted in magnum opus film Nagin with Pradeep Kumar. … Read More
Her performance as the Nagi tribe's chief, Mala got her favourable review from the critic, where in 1955 a critic from Filmfare magazine had said that "Vyjayanthimala in the title role puts over a commendable performance besides looking ravishingly beautiful as the belle of the hills. … Read More
1956 19 Years Old 1 More Event
After being recognized as a capable actress with Devdas, Vyjayanthimala acted in various movies in 1956, namely Taj, Patrani and Anjaan: Somewhere in Dehli with Pradeep Kumar and Kismet Ka Khel with Sunil Dutt. … Read More


1957 20 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Following that, Vyjayanthimala almost signed for the lead role in Filmistan's Tumsa Nahin Dekha opposite Dev Anand in 1957, but due to the producer Sashadhar Mukherjee's promise to actor Shammi Kapoor, he replace Dev Anand with Shammi Kapoor. … Read More
…  The film was received well by critics and audience where it becomes highest grossing Bollywood film of 1958 where it was labelled as blockbuster at box office and ended up as fifth highest grossing film of the decade with its adjusted to inflation nett gross is about 58.64 crore. … Read More
1959 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1959, Vyjayanthimala reunites again with Dilip Kumar for the forth time in bilingual Paigham. … Read More
1960 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1960, Vyjayanthimala mostly concentrated on Tamil films in order to keep in touch with the industry.
1961 24 Years Old …  Despite some mixed review, the film was labelled as hit at box office and was declared as the fourth highest grossing film of 1961 where it had a silver jubilee run at the theatres.
1962 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Her career then struggle again with some box office duds in the following year. In 1962 she co-starred Manoj Kumar in Dr. Vidya which becomes average at box office. … Read More
1964 - 1965 2 More Events
1966 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1966, Vyjayanthimala starred in Do Dilon Ki Dastaan which also becomes failure at box office. … Read More


1967 30 Years Old After Amrapali which was the biggest flop in her career and some personal issues with co-stars, Vyjayanthimala has lost interest in films. In 1967, she was signed in Tapi Chanakya's Ram Aur Shyam which was a remake of 1964 Telugu film Ramudu Bheemudu. … Read More
1968 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, Vyjayanthimala appeared in three big budget film with high profile actors such as Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Rajendra Kumar. … Read More


1984 47 Years Old Vyjayanthimala's political career was initiated in 1984 when she was contested in 1984 Tamil Nadu general election for the South Chennai constituency as the nominee of the Indian National Congress opposite Era Sezhiyan, the leader of Janata Party and seasoned parliamentarian. … Read More
1985 48 Years Old Subsequently, she debuted in the Lok Sabha, the directly elected lower house of the Parliament of India by the end of January 1985 with Amitabh Bachchan.


1989 52 Years Old In 1989, Vyjayanthimala again had to face the 1989 Tamil Nadu general election, this time she was opposed by Aladi Aruna of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. … Read More
1993 56 Years Old Later on 1993, she was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India for a six-year term.


1999 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she has resigned from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress party. … Read More
2007 70 Years Old She is married Chamanlal Bali. After marriage, she terminated her acting career and moved to Chennai. They have a son, Suchindra Bali. In 2007, she published her autobiography, titled Bonding, with Jyoti Sabarwal as co-writer. … Read More
2011 74 Years Old In 2011, in conjunction of actor Dev Anand's death, Vyjayanthimala recollect her memories during the filming in Madras where she remembers the actor calling her "Papa", the Tamil termed that use by her family and friends and will search for her throughout the sets while yelling "where is Papa, where is my heroine". … Read More
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