Charming actress Vyjanthimala was fondly called Twinkle Toes

The Tamil and Hindi film industry has seen many a beautiful actress sashaying down with grace and poise over the years. But, seldom has anyone been able to inspire so many young girls to become accomplished actresses and graceful dancers like Dr. Vyjanthimala Bali has. This is one star that has certainly brought about a great difference in how an actress was perceived in the industry. Gracious and charming Vyjayanthimala an immensely established star was born on the 13th of August, 1936.

Born in a Tamil Brahmin family, Vyjanthimala was introduced to the art of dancing from an extremely early age. According to reports, she was quite an accomplished dancer at age thirteen and had already started performing at various functions and big events right from an early age. She started her film career too from a young age. This was a young girl who was immensely popular due to her truly perfect performances and dedicated attitude towards her work.

Her dance training in Bharatnatyam, a popular Indian classical dance form was so much engraved into her personality, that she was made to perform at least one dance number in each of all her films.  According to reports, subsequently due to her light footed dance steps that made every little move look so easy on screen, the charming actress was fondly called –Twinkle toes of the industry.

The beautiful actress has acted in some of the total blockbuster films during the1950’s and 60’s era. Gracious and charming Vyjanthimala has acted in many Tamil as well as Hindi films. Her most loved and adored Hindi films include films like Madhumati, Naya Daur, Ganga Jamuna, Sangam, New Delhi, Kismet Ka Khel,Amrapali to name just a few. She has acted with all the top leading male stars during that era.

Dr. Vyjanthimala Bali has been conferred with many awards and accolades during her admirable film career. She has also had an extremely successful political career and has received a lot of appreciation for her participation at various events. Her ever lasting impression on the dancing circuit has always been a great inspiration for actresses of many generations and reportedly right up to this day she is considered to be the first ever female super star of the Hindi film industry. Even though Gracious and charming Vyjanthimala decided to call it quits in her film career right after her wedding, she is always fondly remembered for her power packed roles and very good performances in all her films. As they say, some people are born stars!


~ by siticable on September 1, 2012.

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