Google Doodle honours India’s Iconic actress Zohra Segal

New Delhi: Google on Tuesday honored India’s Iconic actress and dancer Zohra Segal by featuring her in a doodle on its homepage.

Segal was among the country’s first artists to receive  Padma Shri in 1998, the Kalidas Samman in 2001 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2010.

She was also recognized internationally.

It was on this day in 1946 that Segal’s film Neecha Nagar (Lowly City) released at the Cannes Film Festival.

Tuesday’s doodle was designed by guide artist Parvati Pillai. “I grew up watching her as the evergreen granny and have been enthralled by her love for acting and dancing, especially in her twilight years. She taught me what it meant to be passionate about my work and to never be afraid of new challenges,” said Pillai.

“Zohra Sehgal lived her life to the fullest. In today’s challenging times, it is important to be optimistic and keep smiling!” Pillai added.


Zohra Mumtaz Sehgal  was born on 27 April 1912 in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, India, to Mumtazullah Khan and Natiqua Begum

Sehgal’s most notable films include Neecha Nagar, Afsar (1946), Bhaji on the Beach (1992), The Mystic Masseur (2001), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Dil Se.. (1998), Saaya (2003), Saawariya and Cheeni Kum (2007); and the TV serials The Jewel in the Crown (1984), Tandoori Nights (1985–87) and Amma and Family (1996). At the age of 90, she played the central character in the 2002 film Chalo Ishq Ladaaye.

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