Zohra Sehgal (27 April 1912 – 10 July 2014) was an Indian actress and choreographer. Sehgal started her career as a dancer in Uday Shankar’s troupe, performing in countires like the United States and Japan. She went onto appear in numerous Bollywood films as a character actress with a career-span of over 60 years.
She was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998, Kalidas Samman in 2001, and in 2004, the Sangeet Natak Akademi. India’s National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama presented her with its highest award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement. She received the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honor, in 2010. She died in a New Delhi hospital on July 10, 2014 due to cardiac arrest.