Meena Kumari began working at the age of four to help support her family because of her striking good looks

Mehajabeen Naaz was Meena Kumari's birth name. Vijay Bhatt, the director of Farzande Watan, changed her name to Baby Meena for the film.

Meena Kumari was a regular face in Hindu mythological shows before she began acting in films.

Meena Kumari had no formal education but was fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

She also used to write Urdu poems, many of which were published. Her love of poetry brought her even closer to Gulzar.

According to Meena, Kamal Amrohi was the ideal man for her. They used to send each other letters and talk on the phone all night.

The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony. However, Meena Kumari's rising popularity caused a snag in their love nest.

Kamal had put her under a lot of restraints. The couple parted after nearly a decade of marriage.

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