Mala Sinha Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Mala Sinha Profile

Real NameAlda Sinha
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 158 cm
in meters- 1.58 m
in feet inches- 5’ 2”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 November 1936
Age (as in 2016)80 Years
Birth PlaceKolkatta, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
Nationality Indian
HometownKolkatta, India
SchoolNot known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known
DebutBengali Film: Jai Vaishno Devi (As child artist)
Roshanara (1952, Lead role)
Hindi Film:Badshah (1954)
Mala Sinha First Badshah Movie (1954)
FamilyFather- Albert Sinha
Mother- Not Known
Brother- None
Sister- None
Address8 Turner Road, Bandra, Mumbai
Controversies• On the sets of 'Humsaya' (1968) there was a cat fight between Mala Sinha and her co-actor Sharmila Tagore, Mala Sinha had even slapped Sharmila Tagore during the fight, however the reason of the fight is unknown.

• Mala Sinha was nominated for 'Legendary Artiste Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award', but she refused to attend the award ceremony. As her name was not written on the invitation card along with other award receivers.
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorRaj Kapoor
Favourite ActressesNargis
Vidya Balan
Favourite SingerLata Mangeshkar
Boyfriends, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot known
Husband/Spouse Chidambar Prasad Lohani (m. 1966)
Mala Sinha with Husband
Marriage DateYear- 1966
ChildrenDaughter- Pratibha Sinha (Actress)
Mala Sinha Daughter Pratibha Sinha
Son- None

Mala Sinha Young


Some Lesser Known Facts About Mala Sinha

  • Does Mala Sinha smoke?: Not known
  • Does Mala Sinha drink alcohol?: Not known
  • Before becoming an actress, Mala Sinha was an official singer for All India Radio (AIR).
  • Mala Sinha’s friends used to tease Mala by calling her ‘Dalda’ (Brand name of a vegetable oil). So she changed her name for her first movie (Jai Vaishno Devi) to ‘Baby Nazma’.
  • When Mala Sinha came to Mumbai for her first Hindi movie, she did not know even a word of Hindi language.
  • Geeta Bali had introduced Mala Sinha to director Kidar Sharma for his film, ‘Rangeen Ratein’. Geeta Bali was very impressed by Mala Sinha’s acting skills and helped her in grooming for the movie.
  • She earned the title of ‘Daring Diva’, as she used to choose the roles which were different and performance-driven, whereas her contemporaries would not touch those characters.
  • Mala Sinha was also offered movies from Hollywood. Her father who used to manage her business refused the offers objecting the level of intimacy in the Hollywood films.
  • She had worked in many women oriented movies at the time when actresses were not offered as active roles as the male lead. Also, her choice of roles is said to be before the time, about the role of a gold digger, an unwed mother, etc.
  • She was the lead actress in Yash Chopra’s directorial debut ‘Dhool Ka Phool’ which stood out to be a big blockbuster.Dhool ka Phool
  • She always considered the effectiveness of her role in the films before choosing it. She always confirmed if the role was equally effective as the male lead, else she would go for small budget films with a stronger character for her.
  • Mala Sinha is married to Chidambar Prasad Lohani, co-actor from her Nepali film Maitighar (1966). Since he had an established business in Nepal and Mala Sinha had continued working in the movies even after marriage. So they had to stay apart for long intervals.