Presenting Persis Khambatta

“She stared as if in a trance changing the angle of her face, dabbing on blushers, pouting her lips in that famous Persis-pout.” Khambatta would constantly re-arrange her makeup and hairpieces while continuing to smoke her cigarettes, ...

Presenting Persis Khambatta

In 1965, 18-year-old Persis Khambatta became the third woman to be crowned Miss India. She had a complicated relationship with her birth country, eventually moving to England and then to the United States. She found worldwide fame in the first Star Trek movie in 1979, and in 1980 she became the first Indian presenter at the Academy Awards. The American film industry seemed never to forgive Khambatta for being a non-white woman who refused to do nude scenes, and, after failing to sustain a career as either a producer or a performer, she achieved a triumph before her death in 1998 with the publication of her book Pride of India: A Tribute to Miss India. Based on contemporary news articles and primary sources, this is the first biography of her. It examines her Hindi and English-language film and television work, and demonstrates the many ways she was ahead of her time as a filmmaker, feminist, and humanitarian.

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Presenting Persis Khambatta
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Sherilyn Connelly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-12 - Publisher: McFarland

In 1965, 18-year-old Persis Khambatta became the third woman to be crowned Miss India. After moving to England and then to the United States, she found worldwide fame in the first Star Trek movie in 1979, and in 1980 she became the first Indian presenter at the Academy Awards. The
Presenting Persis Khambatta
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Sherilyn Connelly
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-12 - Publisher: McFarland

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