Known as ‘The grand old lady of Indian cinema’, Zohra Sehgal was not only a great artist but also an inspiring woman, who lived life on her own terms.
Even after being more than 100 years old, she was full of life. A charismatic personality, she started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935, and went on to essay character roles in movies, with great perfection. Famously known as laadli of entertainment, Zohra Sehgal’s career spanned seven decades.
On July 9, 2014, Sehgal was admitted to a Delhi hospital after being diagnosed with pneumonia, and passed away the next day due to cardiac arrest.
Here are 11 inspiring quotes by Zohra Sehgal that are perfect life lessons to lead a fulfilled life.
“When you fall in love, nothing matters, no religion, no age.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“Sex is very important for life to get going; I still want it … A good sense of humor makes you see the funny side of a tragedy.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“You see I was young and foolish. One cannot be old and foolish.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“Life, this endless conversation with yourself. Silent in sanity, audible in madness.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“There is always more to do, more to live…!!!” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“I don’t understand the hullabaloo about inner beauty. What actually brings out your beauty is the radiance of being content. And you can only be content when you are employed in something you love.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“Life has been tough but I’ve been tougher. I beat life at its own game.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“Oh, my burqa was of lovely silk and I was so glad I made petticoats out of it!” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“I am preparing myself for death. When I go to sleep, I try to keep myself smiling. So that when I die, I have a smile on my lips.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“Of course, I have made many mistakes in life, I have been very naughty, but I won’t recount them… neki batana to shekhi hoti hai.” ~ Zohra Sehgal
“You see me now when I am old and ugly, in fact you should have seen me earlier — when I was young and ugly!” ~ Zohra Sehgal