Dancer Edwina Violette Turns 81


Dancer Edwina Violette Turns 81 – that’s today’s eighth post. Edwina Violette is the same girl, who shook her hair, literally, at the camera just before the song, O Hasina zulfonwali…  from the Bollywood movie, Teesri Manzil (1966), began!

Guess what? I know the lady personally and have been to her home, which is a little outside of Mumbai, a few years back when she was here. I hope many of our readers know that the above song crooned by Mohammad Rafi Sahab and Asha Bhonsle, has been my favorite since the time I would listen to the transistor when I was small, at night without my strict disciplinarian Dad knowing about it. 😉

I got to know Edwina Violette through one of my juniors, with whom I got acquainted when I was doing my postgraduation. Old contacts are helpful, isn’t it? Today, Edwina Violette turned 81. She is one of the few extra Bollywood dancers, who are alive and are known to quite a few fans of Bollywood movies of those days.

Dancer Edwina Violette Turns 81

Hai dil dekha hai… Shreeman Satyawadi (1960)

Dhokha khayegi na yaaronki nazar… Singapore (1960)

Ho gayi shaam… Naughty Boy (1962)

Nazren milake jo duniyaki… Naughty Boy (1962)

Sagarpe aaj maujnka raj… Rangoli (1962)

Dilki manzi kuch aisi hai manzil… Tere Gharke Samne (1963)

Teri nazronka ishaara mil gaya… Zindagi Aur Maut (1965)

Apni bahonse koi kaam toh lo… Badtameez (1966)

O Hasina zulfonwali… Teesri Manzil (1966)

Dancer Edwina Violette Turns 81
Edwina Violette on the left, with a friend

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