Jaddan Bai, mother of famous actress Nargis, was the first woman music director in Indian film industry. Jaddan Bai made a film Talash-e-Haq in the year 1935 and composed the music for it herself. In the same year Saraswati Devi scored the music for Mumbai Talkies' Jawaani Ki Diwani.
Jaddan Bai was a struggling artiste in Calcutta. It was the legendary
singer K.L. Saigal who noticed her talent and encouraged her. So, from a
gramophone singer, Jaddan Bai became an actress, music director and film
The movies in which Jaddan Bai worked are: