Kamini Kaushal

  • Birthday: 16. January 1927
  • Birthplace: Lahore, Punjab, British India
  • Awards: 1956: Filmfare Best Actress Award: Biraj Bahu, 2013: Kalpana Chawla Excellence Award


Kamini Kaushal (born 16 January 1927) is a Hindi film and television actress, most noted for her roles in films like Neecha Nagar (1946) which won the 1946 Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at Cannes Film Festival and Biraj Bahu (1955) which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1955.

Kamini Kaushal (Uma Sood) was born to a botanist and professor at Government College, Lahore, British India (now in Pakistan). She did her B.A. (honours) in English literature from Kinnaird College in Lahore. Her sister died leaving behind very young children and Uma married (or was made to marry) her brother-in-law. Her husband, B.S. Sood, was an officer in the Bombay Port Trust.

In the 1950s they lived in a huge, sprawling, spacious manor-type house "Gateside" in Mazagaon which was allotted to her husband by BPT.