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Mahipal

Actor

Mahipal was probably even more popular in the Gulf countries than in India, and some of his films were based on the Arabian Night stories. His movies, many of them musicals, were known for music, classical dance and memorable songs. He broke the convention of old Hindi movies, in which only women danced, and leading ladies were said to be reluctant to perform with him, for fear of being outshone.