Sunday, March 11, 2012

Biography: Bollywood Actress Rajshree

Rajshree is an Indian actress. She was born 1945 Bombay (now Mumbai). She was known for her classic beauty, acting and dancing capabilities.
Rajshree, the Bollywood actress was born to the acclaimed Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram. Rajshree’s mother Jayshree was also an actress, and was the second wife of V. Shantaram. While shooting with Raj Kapoor in America for the most famous film, titled “Around the World in Eight Dollars” Rajshree met an American student by the name of Greg Chapman, to whom she got married three years later, according to Hindu marriage ceremony in India. 

Rajshree
Though, their marriage lasted only for five days and was attended by 15 thousands guests. Rajshree then, returned back to America with her husband, to permanently live there, leaving her film career in India far behind. The actress has now been living in America for the last 30 years running a successful custom clothing business. Rajshree was an actress in Indian Hindi films during the 1960s. She was known for her classic beauty, acting and dancing abilities.
The actress was actually launched by her father along with the famous actor Jeetendra in the Bollywood movie Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She also featured in popular hits such as Jaanwar and Brahmchari with the most flawless actor Shammi Kapoor and she also shared the screen space with Biswajeet in Shehnai.

Personal life

Rajshree is the daughter of acclaimed Indian filmmaker V. Shantaram and actress Jayshree, second wife of V. Shantaram. Her brother Kiran Shantaram was a former Sheriff of Mumbai.
While shooting with Raj Kapoor in America for the film Around the World in 8 Dollars, she met American student Greg Chapman. The two married three years later in a Vedic, Hindu marriage ceremony in India, that lasted five days and was attended by 15,000 guests. She went with her husband to permanently live in America. They have one daughter.
She has been living in America for the last 30 years running a successful custom clothing business while still maintaining her interest in films. She was an assistant director on Hack-O-LanternTainted Love and Monsoon and has done narration on a children’s video titled “Ashok By Any Other Name”.

Career

Rajshree was launched by her father along with Jeetendra in the film Geet Gaya Patharon Ne. She also starred in popular hits films like Brahmachari, Jaanwar and Shehnai. Naina, Brahmachari, Suhag Raat, Dil Ne Pukara, Gunahon Ka Devta, Mohabbat Zindagi Hai , Sagaai, Janwar, Do Dil, Ji Chahta Hai, Ghar Basake Dekho, Stree and Subah Ka Tara were some of her noted Bollywood films. Her movie Brahmachari also bagged the Filmfare Best Movie Award in 1968. Shammi Kapoor was awarded the Filmfare Best Actor Award for the same movie. Sehnai released in 1964 was directed by S. D. Narang featured Rajshree, Biswajeet, Nirupa Roy, Leela Chitnis, Johnny Walker Asit Sen and Iftekhar in pivotal roles. Rajshree also made her mark in Bollywood and is still remembered till date for her outstanding performance and her appearance with the renowned Bollywood actors like Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Jeetendra, etc.

Rajshree is still well-known all over India, and now all over the world, mainly due to her classic beauty, 
her dancing, and acting capabilities

Filmography

  1. Naina (1973)
  2. Brahmachari (1968) - Sheetal Chaudhary
  3. Suhag Raat (1968)
  4. Around the World (1967) - Rita
  5. Dil Ne Pukara (1967)
  6. Gunahon Ka Devta (1967)
  7. Mohabbat Zindagi Hai (1966) - Neeta
  8. Sagaai (1966) - Sheel
  9. Janwar (1965) - Sapna
  10. Do Dil (1965) - Bijli
  11. Geet Gaya Patharon Ne (1964) - Vidya
  12. Ji Chahta Hai (1964)
  13. Shehnai (1964)
  14. Ghar Basake Dekho (1963)
  15. Stree (1961)
  16. Grihasthi (1960)
  17. Subah Ka Tara (1954)


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