Its indeed a glorious moment of honour and pride as Google Doodle features indian cinema’s most charming and iconic late actress Zohra Sehgal.
Apparently the globally prominent and well known search engine Google doodle features the late iconic actress Zohra Sehgal to pay her a special tribute and homage.
Evergreen and charismatic actress Zohra Sehgal received some of our country’s highest awards which include the Padma Shri in 1998, the Kalidas Samman in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2010.
Zohra was born on 27th April 1912 in Saharanpur, which is now known as Uttar Pradesh. She learnt and took professional training of ballet dance form in a prestigious school at Dresden, situated in Germany when she was in her early 20s. After which she later toured internationally with Indian dance pioneer Uday Shankar.
Her film “Neecha Nagar” had released on this day years back at the Cannes International Film Festival and also won the most coveted and the festival’s highest award of the Palme d’Or.
She has also acted in British Television classic shows like Doctor Who and a mini series ‘Jewel In The Crown’ (1984) and also played pivotal role in the 2001 summer hit film ‘Bend It Like Beckham’.
Zohra Sehgal has made a massive contribution to Bollywood with her last appearance being in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2007 release ‘Saawariya’ which featured Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor.
She has also featured in hit bollywood films like ‘Cheeni Kum’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ and ‘Veer Zaara’ to name a few. Zohra Sehgal passed away at the age of 102 at her Delhi residence on 10th July 2014.
In a recent interview with a leading digital news website, the google doodle guide artist Parvati Pillai, who made the Zohra Sehgal doodle for Google said, “I grew up watching her as the evergreen granny and have been enthralled by her love for acting and dancing, especially in her twilight years. She taught me what it meant to be passionate about my work and to never be afraid of new challenges”.
On a parting note Pillai also told the website that, “Zohra Sehgal lived her life to the fullest. In today’s challenging times, it is important to be optimistic and keep smiling!”