Famous Actress Kumkum passed away.

By : Admin  |  Updated On : 29 Jul, 2020

Famous Actress Kumkum passed away.

Bollywood actress Kumkum has passed away. She was 86 years old. Kumkum died due to prolonged illness. Her bungalow was once called Kumkum on Linking Road in Mumbai. Later it was broken into a building.

Born on 22 April 1934 in Sheikhpura, Bihar, (now). Kumkum's real name was Zaibunnissa. His father was the Nawab of Hussainabad.

Kumkum also starred in the first Bhojpuri film "Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadibo" (1963). Actually Kumkum is considered to be the discovery of Gurudutt. Gurudutt was supposed to film the song "Kabhi Ar Kabhi Paar Laga Tire Nazar" from his film Ar Paar (1954) on actor Jagdeep but later Gurudutt felt that it should be shot on a woman. At the time, no one agreed to do such a small song. Then finally Guru Dutt portrayed this song on Kumkum. Later Guru Dutt also gave him a small character in his film Pyaasa.

Actor Jagdeep's son Naved Jaffrey has tweeted and mourned the actress' demise. He wrote - We lost another pearl. I knew him since childhood. She was a family for us. A good person. God bless your soul, Kumkum aunty.


Kumkum acted in around 115 films in his career. He is known for his brilliant performances in Mr. X in Bombay (1964), Mother India (1957), Son of India (1962), Kohinoor (1960), Ujala, Naya Daur, Sriman Funtoosh, Ek Sapera Ek Lootera. She had worked with many stars of her time, including Kishore Kumar and Guru Dutt.