Madhubala was an Indian film actress who was extremely popular during the 50s and 60s. Considered to be one of the greatest female superstars of the Hindi film industry, Madhubala started her career at a young age of 9 and went on to do more than 70 films in a career that spanned over 22 years. She has been a part of blockbuster films like Mughal-e-Azam, Mr. & Mrs. ’55, Tarana, and many others. She left a strong legacy behind her and her film Mughal-e-Azam was re-released in a digitally-colorized version in the year 2004.
She was born on February 14, 1933
She died on February 23, 1969, at the age of 36, due to a Ventricular septal defect in Bombay, Maharashtra.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
She had endorsed brands like –
- Godrej Vatni
Madhubala Favorite Things
- Actress – Meena Kumari
- Food – Kulfi, Pani Puri, Ragda Pattis
- Singers – Noor Jehan, ,
- She started her career when she was just 9 years old.
- Madhubala was a leading lady in 66 films.
- The name Madhubala was given to her by a veteran actress named Devika Rani.
- She was considered to be a trendsetter and a fashion diva.
- Her father was very strict and never allowed her to be a part of any parties or social film gatherings and hence she only met her co-stars and friends on the film sets.
- She lost 3 sisters and 2 brothers when they were at a very young age.
- Her small house in Bombay got destroyed in the 1944 Bombay explosion.
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Facts of Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi
- Gender Female
- full nameMumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi
- nicknamesMadhubala, Venus Queen, Baby Mumtaz, Madhu, Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood, The Beauty with Tragedy, Anarkali of Hindi Cinema
- birthplaceDelhi, British India (present-day India)
- Date of Birth February 14, 1933
- Age 88 years 9 months
- Horoscope Aquarius
- Lucky Number 5
- Lucky Stone Amethyst
- Lucky Color Turquoise
- Best Match for Marriage Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius
- ethnicity / ethnic backgroundtribe of Pashtuns
- net worth$10 Million
- weight61 kg or 134.5 lbs
- height5 ft 5 in or 166 cm
- hair colorBlack
- eye colorDark Brown
- body type / buildSlim
- motherAayesha Begum
- fatherAtaullah Khan
- sistersMadhur Bhushan, Chanchal , Kainz Balsara, Altaf Kowal, Shahida Kazi
- favorite foodKulfi, Pani Puri, Ragda Pattis