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Mala Sinha

Mala Sinha (born 1936 in India) is a Nepali Indian actress who has worked in Hindi, Bengali

and Nepali films. Recognised for her talent and beauty, she went on to become a popular leading actress in Hindi films from the early 1950s until the late 1970s.

Sinha has starred in over a hundred film productions: popular ones include Pyaasa (1957), Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Anpadh, Dil Tera Deewana ( both 1962), Gumrah (1963), Hariyali Aur Rasta', Himalaya Ki God Mein, Jahaanara, Aasra(1965) and Aankhen (1968).

Sinha was born in an Indian-Nepali family in Calcutta. They named her Alda. Her friends at school used to tease her by calling her Dalda (a brand of vegetable oil), so she changed her name to Mala. In her childhood she learnt dancing and singing.

Although she was an approved singer of All India Radio , she has never done playback singing in films. But as a singer she has done stage shows in many languages from 1947 to 1975.

Sinha married her co-star from Nepali films, Chidambar Prasad Lohani in 1968. The couple met when they worked together in the Nepali film Maiti Ghar (1966). Lohani had an estate agency business. After her marriage, she used to come and stay in Mumbai to shoot films while her husband stayed in Nepal running his business. She has one daughter from the marriage: Pratibha Sinha, who is a former Bollywood actress. From the late 1990s, the couple and their daughter have been residing in a bungalow in Bandra, Mumbai. 


Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

Mala Sinha is a Bollywood film actress

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