Bina Rai

  • Birthday: 04. June 1931
  • Birthplace: India
  • Awards: 1961: Filmfare Best Actress Award: Ghunghat


Bina Rai (Hindi: बीना राय; 4 June 1931 – 6 December 2009), aka "Beena Roy", was a leading actress primarily of the black and white era of Hindi cinema. She is most known for her roles in classics such as Anarkali (1953), Taj Mahal (1963), and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, Ghunghat (1960).

Bina Rai born as Krishna Sarin hailed from Lahore, Punjab, British India. In 1947, her family was uprooted from Lahore during the communal frenzy and was resettled in U.P. She went to school in Lahore and then college in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Bina Rai lived in Kanpur until she moved out for acting. She had to convince her parents to allow her to act in films, she claimed that she went on a hunger strike to convince her disapproving parents to let her join films, and they finally relented.