Vyjayanthimala, iconic actress and Bharatnatyam dancer, was the star of her time. Even today, at age 84, she continues to dance Bharatnatyam with all the energy and grace as she did in her 20s. During her peak, she performed with the biggest heroes — Dilip Kumar, Sunil Dutt, Raj Kapoor, to name a few.
But what Vyjayanthimala will always be known for, is for being the Queen of Dance. Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam, Kathak, even cabaret, there’s nothing she couldn’t do with perfection and skilled ease. She’s Madhuri Dixit’s idol, and every generation of actresses accept that there will never, ever, be a replacement to Vyjayanthimala.
Here’s celebrating her most iconic dance performances:
Main Kyun Na Naachu Aaj
Hoton mein aisi baat
Udein jab jab zulfen teri
Bakkad Bam Bam
Ab aage teri marzi
Main Kaa Karoon Ram
Vyjayanthimala Dance-Off, Amrapali
What do you think? Convinced that there will be no other like Vyjayanthimala? Convinced that she’s a goddess?
Good. I should think so.