Indian cinema actress of Hindi/Urdu films. She started her acting career on the Urdu stage. Her early films were with Saroj Movietone, where she did a majority of stunt roles. She came into prominence as the washer-woman in the role of Rami Dhoban in Sohrab Modi's Pukar. As a woman seeking justice for the death of her husband, it was a breakthrough role for her. A popular song she sang in the film was "Kaheko Mohe Chhede". Her career defining role was as a "peasant woman" deserted by her husband, in Mehboob Khan's Aurat, a role later made famous by Nargis in Mehboob's remake Mother India.