3. Chandra Mohan.

Chandra Mohan was born in Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh in 1905. He was a celebrated actor during the 1930s and 1940s. Known for his large grey eyes and voice modulation, Mohan made an appearance in around 20 movies of the time. His debut film, ‘Amrit Manthan’, opened with focus on his eyes and turned out to be a huge hit in both Marathi and Hindi. Chandra Mohan then went on to become a noted villainous actor of his time. His last movie was ‘Rambaan’ in 1948, in which he played the part of the demon king Ravana. He was to play the lead role in ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and shot about 10 reels for the film before his untimely death at the age of 44. Due to his addiction to both gambling and drinking, he died penniless in 1949.

4. Nalini Jayawant.

Nalini Jayawant was born into a family associated with films and theatre in 1926; she was Nutan and Tanuja’s aunt. She came to public attention with her role in ‘Bahen’ in 1941, a movie about a brother’s obsessive (almost incestuous) love for his sister. She later on appeared in several well-received films, many of which were opposite Ashok Kumar. In December 2010, she died in isolation in her house in Chembur. Apparently, Jayawant had been dead three days before anyone knew about it. Her body had been claimed by some man before anyone knew about her death. Her dogs had been left on the streets and were fed by a few neighbors who found them. Even the actress’ family in the industry hadn’t bothered to keep in touch with her during her last days.