Madhubala, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death



Indian actress

Date of Birth: 14-Feb-1933

Place of Birth: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Date of Death: 23-Feb-1969

Profession: actor, film actor

Nationality: India

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Madhubala

  • Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi (born 14 February 1933 – 23 February 1969), better known by her stage name Madhubala, was an Indian film actress who appeared in Hindi films.
  • She was active between 1942 and 1964.
  • Known for her beauty, personality, and sensitive portrayals of tragic women, she was also known as The Beauty With Tragedy and The Venus Queen of Indian Cinema.
  • Her comparison with Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe earned her the name Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood.Madhubala made her screen debut as a child artist at the age of nine with the film Basant (1942).
  • However, her acting career as a heroine actually began in 1947, when she appeared in Neel Kamal with Raj Kapoor at the age of 14.
  • During the career span of 22 years, she appeared in around 73 Hindi films.
  • She received her only nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mughal-e-Azam (1960).In 1951, she also caught the interest of Hollywood when ace photographer James Burke visited India and photographed her for Life Magazine.
  • In their feature of her, Life, called her "the biggest star" in the international film industry.
  • She was photographed extensively for this feature by James Burke.
  • Madhubala had been compared to Marilyn Monroe: the smoldering looks, the short career, the tragic end.
  • "There was a remarkable similarity in the soft vulnerability of their faces", writes Khatija Akbar in her biography of Madhubala.
  • "The same abandoned to their laughter, head thrown back, that same incandescent glow".
  • She was an avid fan of Hollywood, and while visiting Bombay, Frank Capra was keen in giving her a break in Hollywood but her father refused. Madhubala received wide recognition for her performances in films such as Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Mr.
  • & Mrs.
  • '55 (1955), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Barsaat Ki Raat (1960).
  • Her performance in Mughal-e-Azam established her as an iconic actress of Hindi Cinema.
  • Her last film Jwala, although shot in the 1950s, was released in 1971.
  • Madhubala's private life received much attention.
  • Madhubala had a long relationship with actor Dilip Kumar, but instead she married her Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi co-star Kishore Kumar in 1960.
  • Together they had worked in films such as Dhake Ki Malmal (1956), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Jhumroo (1961) and Half Ticket (1962).
  • Madhubala's life and career was cut short when she died in 1969 from a prolonged illness at the age of 36.

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