Baby Farida

Farida Devi, also known as Farida Dadi or Baby Farida, is an Indian actress in Hindi-language films and television serials.[1][2][3]

Farida Dadi
NationalityIndia
Other namesBaby Farida
OccupationActress
Years active1959 – present
Notable work
Dosti, Ram aur Shyam, Uttaran, 3 Idiots, Jalebi

CareerEdit

She started her career as a child actor in films in the 60s and was the most sought-after child actress[citation needed]. She made her debut as the young Shashikala in the movie Sujata (1960), when she was eight years old. Her most remembered roles as a child artist were in Dosti, Ram aur Shyam, Brahmachari, Sangam, Kabuliwalah, Jab Jab Phool Khile, Phool aur Patthar and more with directors like Bimal Roy, Raj Kapoor, K Asif, Mehboob Khan and Guru Dutt.[4]

FilmographyEdit

Her films include:[5]

Year Film Character/Role
1959 Sujata Young Sujata
1960 Dili Ni Katha
1960 Usne Kaha Tha Young Farida
1960 Patang
1960 Kalpana Munni
1961 Aas Ka Panchhi (as Baby Fareeda)
1961 Kabuliwala Amina A. Khan
1961 Chhaya Young Sarita
1961 Batwara Munni
1962 Hariyali Aur Rasta Young Shobhna
1962 Man-Mauji Advocate's Daughter
1962 Gyara Hazar Ladkian (as Baby Farida)
1963 Yeh Rastey Hain Pyar Ke Rita A. Sahni
1964 Sangam Young Radha
1964 Dosti Manjula 'Manju'
1964 Beti Bete Young Lakshmi
1965 Janwar
1965 Jab Jab Phool Khile Munni
1966 Phool Aur Patthar Jumni
1966 Dil Diya Dard Liya
1966 Devar Munni M. Singh (as Baby Farida)
1966 Aasra Somlata (Sona)
1967 Nasihat Kamla
1967 Ram Aur Shyam Kuku
1967 Raat Aur Din Young Varuna
1968/I Brahmachari Chandni (Child Artist)
1968 Teen Bahuraniyan Parvati's Daughter (as Farida)
1968 Payal Ki Jhankar Pammi's Sister
1969 Badi Didi Shobha
1984 Sohni Mahiwal (as Farida)
1989 Prem Pratigyaa (as Farida)
2006 Jai Santoshi Maa
2006 Ab To Banja Sajanwa Hamaar Surajmukhi - Chandu's wife
2007 Dhol Mrs. Tripathi
2007 My Love Khalajaan
2008 Pehli Nazar Ka Pyaar Malati / Anju's mother
2009 Vaada Raha Pooja's mom
2009 3 Idiots Mrs. Qureshi
2010 Ashok Chakra: Tribute to Real Heroes Mrs. Aatule
2010 Oru Avadhikaalam
2012 Luv U Soniyo Mark's Granny
2013 Gippi Sister Maria
2015 Rahasya Mrs. Noorani
2015 Madmast Barkhaa
2016 LoveShhuda Pooja's Grandmom
2017 Dil Jo Na Keh Saka
2018 Jalebi Old couple on train
2018 Satti Par Satto (Gujarati) Baa (दादी)

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Character/Role
2003 Saara Akaash (TV Series) General Durani's Mother (2004)
2004 Hey... Yehii to Haii Woh! (TV Series)
2006 Ghar Ki Lakshmi Betiyann (TV Series)
2008 Balika Vadhu (TV Series) Tai Doctor (2008)
2008 Uttaran (TV Series) Anjum Nani (2008-2014)
2013 Best of Luck Nikki (TV Series) Bua maa
2012 Savdhaan India Ratna Rastogi (Episode 2251)
2013 Jodha Akbar Dadisa
2016 Khorshid (TV Series)
2016 Ichhapyaari Naagin (TV Series)
2017 Chupke Chupke (TV Series) Dadiya
2018 Haq Se (TV Series)[6]
2018 Namune (TV Series)[7] Kaushalya Agnihotri
2018-2019 Tantra (TV Series)[8] Mrs. Khanna (Dadi)
2019 Jijaji Chhat Per Hain Amma: Murari's mother; Ilaichi's grandmother; Karuna's mother-in-law
2020-present Kumkum Bhagya Baljeet Dadi: Abhishek, Raj, and Alia's cousin grandmother

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Farida Dadi: Kaushalya is the 'Sultan' of the family". Indiatimes. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Gudiya is back". Mumbai Mirror. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Farida Dadi to step into best friend Farida Jalal's shoes". Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Baby Farida - Most popular child actress of 60s". Yahoo. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Baby Farida". British Film Institute. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Kanwaljit Singh, Raza Murad, Suhasini Mulay, among others question GR prohibiting actors over 65 years from shooting". Mumbai Mirror. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  7. ^ "'Namune' to bring writer P.l. Deshpande alive on small screen". The Quint. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  8. ^ "'Tantra' TV show Launch event Juhi Parmar, Sargun Kaur, Manish Goel & more". TimesNow. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 5 August 2020.

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