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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Anita Guha;Old Time Actress Remembered

Remembering Old Time Actress Anita Guha of Mythological Film Fame

 I am fond of films and love to read about films and yester stars. I was going through the history of Mumbai cinema and came across the name of Anita Guha. She was a Bengali actress who came to Mumbai in 1947 for a beauty pageant. She was born in 1932 and at that time was just 15 years old. Anita immediately struck gold as Mumbai films cast her in varied role. Initially she did normal roles but then got typecast in Mythological roles of Sita and Goddess Santoshi Maa.

He film "Jai Santoshi Maa" was an all time hit, though she herself was not happy to be type cast for such roles as normal roles began to elude her. She faded from the screen after her last film in 1978.
Anita was married to actor Manik Dutt, but the couple had no children. After her husband’s death she continued staying in Mumbai and died in 2007. It’s about time such actresses were given their due in film chronology and suitably remembered.