, one of India's foremost actresses and dancers, was born in Saharanpur, U.P. India, and graduated from Queen Mary's College, Lahore in 1929. Extensively involved in dance, theatre, film, television as well as radio broadcasts and lecture tours, Segal's career reflects a longtime dedication to the arts. She carries a Diploma in Eurythmics from Mary Wigman's Dance School, Dresden, Germany and has a longstanding career in dance beginning in 1935-43 when she was a leading dancer of the Uday Shankar Ballet Company & Main Teacher at Almora Culture Centre. She has danced in all the Western capitols and traveled extensively from North Cape to Luxor on the Nile, from San Francisco to Penang in Malaysia and down to Java and Bali, also participating in several All India
tours, performing over 1000 times. From 1943-1945, Segal was co-director of Zoresh Dance Institute, Lahore with her husband, Kameshwar Segal, and from 1945 to 1959 she was the leading actress and Dance director of the Prithvi Theatres, Bombay, touring in over 100 towns of India, holding 2000 performances.
Segal has frequently appeared on both television and on the stage. Her television credits include LITTLE NAPOLEONS. FIRM FRIENDS, NEVER SAY DIE. JEWEL IN THE CROWN and KIPLING. Segal's theater work in the UK has included A YEARNING, DOWN EVERY STREET, A TOUCH OF BRIGHTNESS, THE PRIMARY ENGLISH CLASS, and OUR OWN PEOPLE. Her filmography is extensive, including LANDMARK, BHAJI ON THE BEACH, MASALA, THE HONORARY CONSUL, HAREM, CARAVAGGIO, MEANEATERS OF KUMAON and MANIKA MANIKA. THE MYSTIC MASSEUR is Segal's third Merchant Ivory film - she also appeared in THE COURTESANS OF BOMBAY and THE GURU.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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