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Google Doodle honours daring stunt queen Nadia on her 110th birth anniversary
The internet search engine giant Google has paid tribute to the noted Indian stunt queen popularly known as 'Fearless Nadia' with a sketch doodle on her 110th birth anniversary.

The doodle shows the sketch of Nadia in a fearless attitude with a hat on, her one hand on the hat and the other on her waist. She is shown wearing a body-tight garment with green design. The logo of search engine is in the 3-D capital letters in the increasing style with a slope. In the background tree branches have been shown.

She was born as Mary Ann Evans on 8 January 1908 at Perth in Australia. Her father, Scotsman Herbertt Evans, worked as a volunteer in the British Army. He came to India when his regiment was seconded to Bombay. Mary Ann Evans came to Bombay in 1913 at the age of five with her father.

Her father met with an untimely death during World War I and the family went to Peshawar where she learned horse riding, hunting, fishing, and shooting. The family returned to Bombay with her mother and she started learning ballet under Madam Astrova.

Later, Nadia started working in Indian cinema and got famous with her stage name 'Fearless Nadia' due to her dangerous and difficult stunts.

Though she did many films but she is most remembered for her role in Hunterwali screened in 1935. The film was a goat hit despite the first-time a female-lead featuring on Indian cinema. 

She married Homi Wadia, a filmmaker and producer but continued to work in films by performing her daring stunts even risking her life many times.

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