Veteran Marathi film and stage actress Bimba Modak passes away

Eminent Marathi film and stage actress, Shanta alias Bimba Modak of yesteryear passed away on 28 April 2015 in Pune. She was 97.
Modak, had entered into the film industry during the time when it was considered as taboo for women to work in cinema.
Her debut film was Chul aani Mul in 1946, which was directed by noted playwright and writer Vishram Bedekar.
Around the same time, she had earned a wide acclaim in both the art streams after she also had acted in her first role on the Marathi stage in Bhavabandhan. Some of her best films included In Min Sadetin and Un Paus.
She also had learned Natyasangeet from legendary Bal Gandharva’s musicals and had acted in the plays like Swayamwar, Manapaman and Saubhadra which had held sway over Marathi audience with their content based on mythology and classical music.
Awards: For her versatile acting talent, Maharashtra government had honoured her with lifetime award in 1980.



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