Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
- - Popular Name: The Dragon Lady
- - Date of Birth (Birthday): March 30, 1908
- - Zodiac Sign: Aries
- - Hair Color: Black
- - Birth Place: Vishakhapatnam, British India
- - Marital Status: Married
- - Father's Name: Col. M. N. Chaudhuri
- - Husband: Himanshu Rai (Died in 1940), Svetoslav Roerich
Film Background (Filmography)
- - Debut Film: Karma (1933)
- - Famous Movies: Karma, Achhut Kanya
Interesting Facts About Devika Rani
- - Devika Rani was the great-grandniece of Rabindranath Tagore.
- - Devika Rani founded the 'Bombay Talkies' film studio along with her husnband.
- - Devika Rani eloped with her lover actor Najam-ul-Hussain in 1936.
- - Devika Rani is accredited for having acted in the longest kissing scene in the movie world.
- - Devika Rani built the Tataguni estate on Kanakpura Road, Bangalore with her second husband.
Awards and Accoldaes
- - Devika Rani recieved Padam Shree award in the year 1958.
- - Devika Rani recieved Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the year 1970.
- - Devika Rani was a member of the Central Government Audio Visual Education Board.
- - Devika Rani was a nominee of the Central Government to the National Academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Films, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi.
- - Devika Rani was a member of the Executive Board of the National Academy, Member of the Lalit Kala Akademi and the National Handicrafts Board and Member of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
- - Devika Rani recieved Soviet Land Nehru award in 1989.