Madhubala (February 14, 1933 - February 23, 1969) is one of the most gorgeous actresses to have graced the screens of Bollywood. She has made an incredible contribution to the Indian film industry. Well, in this article, we will present you with the biography of Indian actress Madhubala. We will also provide you with information on the works of Madhubala.
Born as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi on the February 14, 1933, Madhubala
was the fifth child of the Pashtun Muslim family. A Muslim holy man had
once predicted that this girl would make a name for herself and become a
prominent personality. She would earn loads of wealth and fortune, but
unfortunately won't be able to enjoy a happy life and die at a very
young age. To know the complete life history of Madhubala, read on
is an epitome of beauty, who had an unbeatable charm. She is admired for
her looks and work even by the present day generations. Madhubala's
father named Ataullah Khan, on hearing the words of the Muslim holy man,
planned to migrate to Bombay (now Mumbai) for leading a better life.
Things were not smooth and the family had to struggle a lot for a year.
Madhubala entered into the Indian film industry as a child artist. At
that time, she was known as Baby Mumtaz.
Mumtaz gave a fabulous performance in her maiden film Basant (1942).
Devika Rani was amazed by her performance and talent and changed her
name to Madhubala. In the movie Jwar Bhata (1944), she was to play the
lead role with Dilip Kumar. But, things did not materialize and she
could not work in the film. But, this gave her an opportunity to know
Madhubala got a major break, when she was signed opposite to Raj Kapoor
in Kidar Sharma's film 'Neel Kamal' (1947). She was more often referred
to as the "Venus of the Screen". Within a span of two years,
she established her career and came into limelight. She constantly kept
climbing the ladders of success and her films were super hit.
Mughal-e-Azam turned out to be the biggest hit. In her short lifetime,
she worked in seventy films.
Relationship with Dilip Kumar
Madhubala and Dilip Kumar got an opportunity to get along with each
other on the set of Jwar Bhatta (1944). When they worked together in
Mughal-e-Azam for a long period of nine years, Madhubala started having
hots for him. It is even said that, Madhubala had once sent him a note
accompanied by a flower. Dilip Kumar reacted in a favorable manner and
they got engaged with each other. Madhubala was very serious about
marrying him, but he did not pay much of attention on her and chose
someone else for marriage. Later, Madhubala got married to Kishore
Kumar, a well known name of the Indian film industry.
In a routine check up, it was discovered that Madhubala had a hole in
her heart. Her ailment was kept secretive from the film industry. The
doctors refused to operate on her, as there was virtually no hope of
survival. The doctors said that even if the operation is successful, she
won't live for more than a year. It was at that point of time that, she
realized that she shouldn't have married Kishore Kumar. She passed away
on the February 23, 1969.
Works of Madhubala
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