Google Doodle celebrates Fearless Nadia on her 110th birth anniversary

NEW DELHI: Google Doodle today honoured Marry Ann Evans better known as ‘Fearless Nadia' on her 110th birth anniversary. Evans, who was a renowned Bollywood actress and stuntwoman in the 1930s, is mainly known for her role in Hunterwali (1935), where she played her first female lead.

Born on this day in 1908 in Perth, Australia, to a British soldier father and Greek mother, Evans came to India at the age of five in 1913.

Athletically inclined, Evans trained herself in horse riding, gymnastics, tennis, tap dance and ballet during her stay in the North-West Frontier Province. By her mid-twenties, she made her Bollywood debut in filmmaker Jamshed Boman Homi Wadia's film Desh Deepak in 1933, where she played a small role of a slave girl.

The 164-minute epic Hunterwali in 1935 about a daring princess was a blockbuster hit of the decade and made her name popular in the film circle.

 

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