Photographic still of Nadira from the Hindi film, Garma Garam


Museum of Art & Photography

Museum of Art & Photography
Bangalore, India

Photographic still produced for the Hindi film, Garma Garam, featuring Nadira. Directed by P. L. Santoshi, Garma Garam (trans. Hot) is a 1957 film starring Agha, Nadira, Gope, Om Parkash, Bhagwan, Anwar, Maruti, Indira Bansal and Krishna Kumari.


  • Title: Photographic still of Nadira from the Hindi film, Garma Garam
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1957
  • Location: India
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 28 cm, W. 23 cm
  • Type: Photographic Film Still
  • Contributor: Banner: G. M. Pictures; Producer: Navinchandra C. Shah; Music by Vinod
  • Medium: Silver gelatin print on photo paper
  • Photographic Subject(s): Nadira (born Florence Ezekiel) was an Jewish actress who worked in Bollywood for five decades, from 1952 - 2001. She played pivotal roles in a number of films, and in the 1950s and 1960s was often cast as a vamp, playing the foil to the chaste heroines then favored by the Bollywood film industry. Epitomising the western temptress character type of the time, Nadira continues to be recalled for her bold negative performances. Towards the last two decades of her film career though, she gradually transitioned into older mother roles, going on to win a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, in her role as Julie's mother Margaret, 'Maggie', in the 1975 film Julie.
  • Department: Popular Art

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