The Bollywood Actress Who Got Married in Mekhela Chadar

Last year when social media went crazy with picture of Sharmila Tagore wearing traditional Assamese dress Mekhela Chadar in her daughter Soha Ali Khan’s wedding, here we had come up with another interesting story about a bollywood actress who actually got married in a red mekhela chador!!

Well, we are again here with that story!!

This actress who has done more than 33 bollywood films till date was born in Darjeeling. Her father is a tea planter and she spent her childhood in various places near Tezpur and Guwahati.

And, Here she is..

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Mahima Chaudhary

 

Okk.. still can’t believe!!? You should watch this 30 sec. video!!

Coming to Sharmila Tagore’s Mekhela Chador

The national award winner actress Shamila Tagore was born in Hyderabad State to Ira Baruah, an Assamese and Gitindranath Tagore, a Bengali. Tagore’s mother, Ira Baruah, was the daughter of J Baruah, the founder Principal of Earl Law College (now Government Law College) in Guwahati and her grandfather Gunabhiram Baruah led the fight against the tradition of child marriage and worked for promotion of widow marriage and women education in Assam. Tagore’s paternal grandmother Latika Tagore was the granddaughter of Rabindranath Tagore’s brother, Dwijendranath Tagore

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Wait.. This is Not The End

Aishwaria Rai and Assam Silk

In 1995 Aishwariya Rai was seen in Assamese ethnic wear at Dibrugarh circuit house. She was there to promote Assam Silk.

bollywood actress mekhela chadaor Image Source : Vikram Rai Medhi

Assam Silk Goes International

Bandit Queen fame actress Seema Biswas was seen in Assam Silk Saree at Toronto International Film Festival.

Actress Seema Biswas in Assam SIlk Saree at Toronto International Film Festival Image Source : Assam Silk Shopping

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First published February 2015, updated April 2016

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