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Jaddan Bai is the first female music director in Hindi film Industry

First Woman Music Director in Indian Film Industry

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 producer.

The movies in which Jaddan Bai worked are:
  • Raja Gopichand (1933)
  • Insaan Ya Shaitan (1933)
  • Prem Pariksha (1934)
  • Talash-e-Haq (1935)
  • Madam Fashion (1936)

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