February 05, 2023

Mala Sinha (Actress) Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 11, 2019

Short Biography

Mala Sinha was born on 11-11-1936 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. She is an Indian Film Actress who is well-known for her work in Bollywood as well as Bengali and Nepali cinema.

Other Name: Alda Sinha, Baby Nazma, Mala Lohani
Appearance: Bollywood Bengali Nepali

Mala Sinha Complete Bio & Career

Mala Sinha was born as Alda Sinha but since her school friends started teasing her by saying Dalda (A Famous VegetableOil Brand), she changed her name with Baby Nazma. She started her career as a child artist in Bengali film called Jai Vaishno Devi. After which, she worked as a child artist in many more films like Jog Biyog and Dhooli and Shri Krishan Leela among others.
She started her full-fledged acting career with the Bengali film Roshanaara in the year 1952 and used the credit name as Mala Sinha. She made her Hindi film debut with the film called Badshah in the year 1954. Her career didn’t start the way she wanted as most of her initial films were a flop. She rose to stardom after her performance in Ramesh Saigai’s super hit film Phir Subah Hogi. She was well-known for her onscreen pairing with Pradeep Kumar and together they worked in blockbuster films like Fashion, Duniya Na Mane, and Detective among others. Her career skyrocketed after the release of the film Pyaasa in the year 1957. She worked with veteran actor Guru Dutt in this film.
She then gave a series of hit films like Gumrah, Dool Ka Phool, Gumrah, Himalaya Ki God Me, Geet, and Dil Tera Deewana among others. She acted with almost all the star actors of her time. Besides working with established actors of that time, she also acted with various upcoming actors of that time. In addition to Hindi, she has also acted in Nepali and Bengali films. From the mid-1970s, she started doing strong character roles and some of the noted roles include Khel, Zindagi, 36 Ghante, Harhaee and Babu among others. She was last seen in Hindi film Zid in the year 1994. In addition to Hindi, she also acted in Nepali and Bengali films as well.

Mala Sinha Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Albert Sinha. She is married to Chidambar Prasad Lohani and together the couple has a daughter named Pratibha Sinha.     

Life's Important Dates Of Mala Sinha

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut As a Child Actress in Bengali Film - Jai Vaishno Devi (1946)
As a Lead Actress Bengali Film - Roshanara (1952)
As a Lead Actress Bollywood Film - Suhagan (1954)
As a Lead Actress Nepali Film - Maitighar (1966)
Best Movies Pyaasa (1957), Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Bahu Rani (1963), Gumraah (1963), and Himalay Ki God Mein (1965) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Pink
Favorite Sport Hockey
Favorite Actress Meena Kumari
Favorite Actor Rehman
Favorite Film Director Yash Chopra
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place Kathmandu

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Mala Sinha

  • Her actual name is Alda Sinha.
  • While she was in school her friends use to tease her by saying Dalda and hence she changed her name to Baby Nazma after she got her first assignment.
  • She was an approved singer of All India Radio but she never did singing in films.
  • She was the leading actress in Yash Chopra's directorial debut film Dhool Ka Phool in the year 1959.
  • It was actress Meena Kumari who passed on Jahan Ara movie to her.
  • She played the role of first unwed mother in Hindi cinema through the film Dhool Ka Phool.

Mala Sinha Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

86 years, 2months, 25 days old age Mala Sinha will turn 87 on 11 November, 2023. Only 9 months, 5 days, 9 hours,9 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Mala Sinha has celebrated the total number of 87 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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