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The Best Meena Kumari Movies

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List of the best Meena Kumari movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Meena Kumari's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Meena Kumari movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Meena Kumari movies will be at the top of the list. Meena Kumari has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Meena Kumari movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Meena Kumari films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Meena Kumari role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Meena Kumari performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This is a list that features films like Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan and Gazal.

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  • Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is a 1962 Indian Hindi film produced by Guru Dutt and directed by Abrar Alvi. It is based on a Bengali novel, Shaheb Bibi Golam by Bimal Mitra, and is a look into the tragic ...more
  • Mere Apne is a 1971 Hindi film produced by Romu, Raj, and N. C. Sippy and written and directed by Gulzar. It was Gulzar's first directorial venture and was almost a frame by frame remake of the ...more
  • A Muslim prostitute, Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari) yearns to escape the brothel in which she was brought up, much like her mother Nargis (also Kumari) before her, who also lived the life of a courtesan. ...more
  • Baiju Bawra is a 1952 Hindi movie directed by Vijay Bhatt. It stars Bharat Bhushan and Meena Kumari. The movie is based on the legend of Baiju Bawra from the days of Mughal Emperor Akbar in India. ...more
  • Main Chup Rahungi is a 1962 Indian Bollywood film directed by A. Bhimsingh and produced by A.V. Meiyappan. The film stars Meena Kumari and Sunil Dutt in lead roles. The film was remake of Kalathur ...more
  • Dil Ek Mandir is a 1963 Hindi movie directed by C. V. Sridhar. The film stars Rajendra Kumar, Meena Kumari, Raaj Kumar and Mehmood. The film's music is by Shankar Jaikishan. Almost all the songs of ...more
  • Sharada is a 1957 Indian Bollywood film directed by L.V. Prasad. The film stars Raj Kapoor and Meena Kumari in lead roles, and Shyama, Raj Mehra and Anita Guha in supporting roles. The film did ...more
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    Gazal is a Urdu-Hindi romance musical film directed by Ved-Madan, starring Meena Kumari and Sunil Dutt. The muslim social film about the right of young generation to marriage of their choice. It had ...more
  • Kaajal is a 1965 Bollywood film produced by Pannalal Maheshwari and directed by Ram Maheshwari. The film stars Meena Kumari, Dharmendra, Raaj Kumar, Padmini, Helen, Durga Khote, Tun Tun, Mehmood and ...more
  • Chitralekha is a 1964 historical-philosophical Hindi film, directed by Kidar Sharma, starring Ashok Kumar, Meena Kumari and Pradeep Kumar. It was based on 1934 Hindi novel by the same name by ...more
  • Ek Hi Raasta is a 1956 family-drama Indian Hindi film directed and produced by B. R. Chopra. It starred Sunil Dutt, Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar, Daisy Irani, Jeevan and Shrinath in main roles. Music ...more
  • Majhli Didi is a 1967 film directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee.
  • Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai is a 1960 Hindi movie produced by S. A. Bagar and directed by Kishore Sahu. The film stars Raaj Kumar, Meena Kumari, Nadira, Tun Tun, Helen and Om Prakash. The films music is ...more
  • Aarti is a 1962 Indian Bollywood film directed by Phani Majumdar and produced by Tarachand Barjatya. The film stars Meena Kumari in the title role of Aarti, with Ashok Kumar, Pradeep Kumar and ...more
  • Sahara
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    Sahara is an Indian Bollywood film directed by Lekhraj Bhakri, released in 1958. The film stars Meena Kumari in the lead role of Leela and relates her life story.
  • Azaad is a 1955 Bollywood film produced and directed by Sriramulu Naidu S.M. The music director is C. Ramchandra. Hit songs from the movie include 'Aplam Chaplam' sung by Lata and Usha Mangeshkar, ...more
  • Phool Aur Patthar was O. P. Ralhan's 1966 Hindi film that made Dharmendra a star in the Hindi Film Industry. It starred Meena Kumari along with Dharmendra who played a villainous character whose ...more
  • Yahudi is a 1958 Bollywood film directed by Bimal Roy. It starred Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Sohrab Modi, Nazir Hussain, Nigar Sultana and others. It was based play Yahudi Ki Ladki by Agha Hashar ...more
  • Kohinoor is a 1960 Bollywood film produced by Dr V. N. Sinha and directed by S U Sunny. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari, Leela Chitnis and Kumkum. The films music is by Naushad. It is said ...more
  • Chirag Kahan Roshni Kahan is a 1959 Indian Bollywood film directed and produced by Devendra Goel. The film stars Meena Kumari as the protagonist Ratna, and Rajendra Kumar, Honey Irani and Madan Puri ...more
  • Baadbaan is a 1954 Indian Bollywood film directed by Phani Majumdar. The film stars Dev Anand, Meena Kumari, Ashok Kumar and Usha Kiran in lead roles.
  • Footpath is a 1953 Hindi film written and directed by Zia Sarhadi. The film stars Dilip Kumar, Meena Kumari and Anwar Hussain. The music of the film is by Timir Baran and Khayyam.
  • Parineeta is a 1953 Bollywood film starring Ashok Kumar and Meena Kumari, based upon the 1914 Bengali novel of the same name by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay, which was earlier filmed in Bengali. The ...more
  • Bheegi Raat is a 1965 comedy drama romance film written by Kalidas and Ramesh Pant and directed by Kalidas.
  • Dakshayagnam is a 1962 Telugu film directed by Kadaru Nagabhushanam and starring N. T. Rama Rao as Lord Shiva and S. V. Ranga Rao as Daksha.