Bollywood actress Nargis, best known for her iconic roles in movies like Mother India, Awaara, Raat aur Din, and Shree 420 among others has been dedicated a Google doodle today. The search giant remembers the actress on her 86th birth anniversary. Also Read - The Indian connect: From Parag Agrawal to Sundar Pichai, Indian minds are ruling the tech world
Nargis, born on June 1, 1929, started out as a child actor in Hindi cinema and made her debut in 1942 in the movie Tamanna. She played iconic roles in many movies through the 1940s and the 1950s, and is considered to be one of the finest actors of her time. Also Read - Google News Showcase gets support for Malayalam and Bengali
She is best known for her role in Mehboob Khan’s Mother India, which subsequently became the first Indian movie to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was during this movie that she fell in love and married co-star Sunil Dutt, who had three children – Sanjay Dutt, Namrata Dutt and former Congress lawmaker Priya Dutt. Also Read - Over 600 illegal loan lending apps available on different App stores in India: RBI report
Nargis was the first actress to win the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Raat aur Din. In 1980, she was also nominated to the Rajya Sabha. A year later, she passed away due to pancreatic cancer aged 51.