Pramila (Esther Victoria Abraham), Sulochana (Ruby Myers) and Nadira (Florence Ezekiel), the prominent Indian Jewish actresses who once appeared on the black and white canvas of Indian cinema, have made a colourful comeback on the walls of Delhi.
To mark thirty years of India-Israeli friendship, a beautiful mural art has been inaugurated at Connaught Place on April 25, 2022. Israel Embassy and Delhi Street Art have collaborated for this project alongside NDMC which gives a tribute to these remarkable actresses who made a mark in the early years of Indian cinema.
These actresses have appeared in some of the most iconic Indian movies during its golden era, especially in the 50s and 60s. Esther Victoria Abraham, whom you may know by her stage name Pramila, in fact won the first Miss India pageant in 1947. Ruby Myers, better known as Sulochana, was one of the highest paid India actresses of her times while Florence Ezekiel, professionally known as Nadira, was part of iconic films like Shree 420, Pakeezah, and Julie.
This wall art is also a symbolic representation and celebration of the deep-rooted cultural relations between India and Israel because after all, it is the art and culture that binds us all together.