Does Anyone Still Remember Rajshree?

While we’ve encountered hundreds of actresses in reel life, Rajshree is one of only two Bollywood actresses we’ve met and talked to in real life.

We met both when we used to live in Los Angeles.

Daughter of the famous Hindi filmmaker V.Shantaram, Rajshree was a dazzling beauty in her youth.

After falling in love with an American gora, Rajshree bid goodbye to movies and moved to the U.S.

Although long past her prime, Rajshree was still pretty when we met her at a party in L.A.

One of our favorite Rajshree songs is Duniya Ki Sair from Around the World with the legendary Raj Kapoor.

Click on the below YouTube image to watch/listen to the song.

5 Responses to "Does Anyone Still Remember Rajshree?"

  1. StrYngLad74   July 2, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    SI Said: “Rajshree was a dazzling beauty in her youth”

    Dazzling beauty? I always thought she was fugly, who could’ve never made it films if it weren’t for daddy-dear. Responds:

    Hurt. In agony. In extremis.

    Somebody, please call 911.

  2. Ænima Of The State   July 2, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Who was the other actress?

    Rajshree acted in Tamil too, didn’t she? Responds:

    1. The other actress we met in L.A. was Meenakshi Seshadri.

    2. IMDB does not list any Tamil movies for Rajshree.

  3. kenan   July 2, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    she looks like twinkle khanna. Responds:

    You mean Twinkle ‘unbutton my jeans‘ Khanna. πŸ˜‰

  4. the gora   July 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hmmm… she’s not bad.

    I got a kick out of watching the video. If this had been made today, we’d be reading a post about Bollywood swine wasting money to film scenes in far flung destinations and exotic locales all over the world to distract viewers from plotless production. Responds:

    1. You write: Hmmm… she’s not bad.

    Rajshree married an American ‘hoi polloigora.

    So you know what we’re getting at. Bollywood and Mumbai are only a 16-hr flight away. Who knows you might return with a Kareena or Rani or Vidya or Katrina or even a hero. πŸ˜‰

    2. This movie was made in the mid-1960s when filming in foreign locales was still a novelty and America was a novelty to Indians. Also, thanks to Shankar-Jaikishan’s music and singer Mukesh, the songs are pleasing.

    Today, we’ve gotten tired of this foreign filming routine to mask the absence of a story. A Tamil film crew has recently gone to Iceland!

  5. the gora   July 3, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Yes, the thought crossed my mind when I first read the post. I wouldn’t mind it if Rani or Vidya volunteered themselves to be my NRI sugar mama. πŸ™‚ Responds:

    As they say in German, viel GlΓΌck. πŸ™‚

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