Anna Salunke (actor)
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Who is Anna Salunke?
Anna Salunke: Anna Hari Salunke, also known as A. Salunke and Annasaheb Saluke, was an Indian actor who performed female roles in early Indian cinema and also a cinematographer. He is credited as the first person to perform as a heroine in Indian cinema when he played the role of Rani Taramati of King Harishchandra in Dada Saheb Phalke’s first full length film, Raja Harishchandra. In 1917, Salunke became the first to play a double role in Indian cinema, by playing the roles of both the hero as well as heroine in Lanka Dahan.
- also known as Anna Hari Salunke, A. Salunke, Annasaheb Saluke
- nationality: India
- profession: Actor, cinematographer
- filmography: "Raja Harishchandra"
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