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Destination: Mumbai, India

Born into an orthodox Tamil Brahmin family, Vajainti Mala was one of the biggest stars of the 1950s/60s, and her success would pave the way for other South Indian actresses trying to break into Bollywood. 


Before the actress known as "Twinkle Toes" became a Bollywood star, Vajainti Mala was a Bharathanatyam dancer who performed before Pope Pius XII at the tender age of 5. She began acting at 13, and would go on to ... Read More

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9.5" W, 11.75" H

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