Early Indian film star who appeared 1936's Achhut Kanya and the won the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
She won scholarships to the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The 4-minute kissing scene between her and her husband Himanshu Rai in the 1933 film, Karma, became the longest kissing scene in the history of film.
Her husband Himanshu Rai founded the studio Bombay Talkies.
She was the first-ever recipient of the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, which was later awarded to director Satyajit Ray.