She of the twinkling eyes, exuberant energy and bounties of warmth. Veteran Bollywood actor Zohra Segal turned 101 on Saturday. Segal, who began her career as a dancer in 1935, has covered the gamut of performing arts and mediums from dance and theatre to English and Hindi films, and continues to rank among the best-loved actors of our times.
Wishes and memories poured in from fellow actors and others who had worked with her, each attesting her wit, wisdom and zestful enthusiasm in a career that has spanned more than seven decades.
“She’s a great actress and it’s just marvelous that she has carried on for so many years,” said actor and writer Girish Karnad.
Segal’s life has run