Kamini Kaushal is a Hindi film and TV actress, most noted for her roles in films like `Neecha Nagar` (1946) which won the 1946 Palme d'Or (Golden Palm) at the Cannes Film Festival, and `Biraj Bahu` (1955), which won her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1955. She worked as a radio artist before she was discovered by Chetan Anand as the lead for his film `Neecha Nagar` (1946).
After `Neecha Nagar`, Kamini Kaushal worked with all the leading men of her time, such as Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in ‘Shaheed' (1948), 'Nadiya Ke Paar' (1949), 'Shabnam' (1949) and 'Arzoo' (1950).
As a character artist, she was a fixture in seven Manoj Kumar films including `Dus Numbari`, in 1976. She has had a long stint in films with releases up to 2003.