There is a mention of her having been a stage actor in New Delhi. Kaushal did work as a radio artist a few time before she was discovered by Chetan Anaand as the lead for his movie Neecha Nagaar. This film was done a few time before her marriage and released in 1946.
She stepped into writing children’s stories. Her stories would be published in the children’s magazine Parag and she dabbled in TV doing serials such as Chand Sitare on Doordarshaan. In 1986, Kaushal made an animation movie Meri Pari.
After Neecha Nagaar she returned to Lahore and after marriage settled in Bombay. Offers began coming in and in the coming decades Kamini Kaushal did work along with all the top leading men of her time like Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar , Nadiyaa Ke Par , Shabnaam and Arzoo. ) She learnt BharatNatyam at Bombay’s Sri Rajarajeswaari Bharataa Natyaa Kala Mandir, where Guru T. K. Mahalingaam Pillai, doyen among Nattuvanaars taught.
In 1965 she moved to playing character character portrayals along with a movie named Shaheed. As a character artist she was a fixture in 7 Manoj Kumar movies right up to Dus Numbari in 1976. Kaushal has had a long stint in movies along with releases until ’03. She made the transition to character character portrayals really easily and has excelled in them ever since.
Kamini Kaushal is a Hindi language movie and TV actor, noted for her character portrayals in movies such as Neecha Nagaar that bagged the 1946 Palme d’Or at Cannes movie Festival and Biraj Bahu that won her the Filmfare Best actor Award in 1955.
|Dil Aur Deewar|
|Purab Aur Paschim||Bharat’s mom|
|Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati|
|Roti Kapdaa Aur Makan||Bharat’s mom|
|Ek Mutthi Asman|
|Swarg Naraak||Vinod’s mom|
|Nehle Pe Dehla|
|Gulami Ki Zanjeeraain|
|Apne Rang Hazar|
|Nadiyaa Ke Par|
|LAga Chunari Mein DAg|
|Janaam Janaam Ke Sathi|
|Dus Numbri||Arjun’s mom|
|Chalis Baba Ek Chor|
|Great Television Serial of India|
|Ishq Par Zor Nahi|
|Har Dil Jo Pyar Karengaa|
|Anchal Ke Phool|
Dilip Kumar in his biography has admitted his attraction to her. He said that she was his first love. There were rumors of an affair between them. Although there is no source giving her side of the story or of her acknowledgement of the same.
Kaushal was born to a botanist and professor at Government university, Lahore, British India. She did her B. A. In English literature from Kinnaird university in Lahore. Her sis died leaving behind really young children and Uma tied the knot with her sis s spouse. Her spouse, Sood, was an officer in the Bombay Port Trust.
Kaushal did work in the highly well-known serial, Shanno Ki Shadi. She portrayed the character portrayal of Bebe, the grandmother of Shanno, the Main lead role played by Divya Dutta.