Madhubala is, by far, the most iconic silver screen goddess India has produced.
Known for her legendary beauty and her coquettish charm, Madhubala (real name Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi) was much more than that.
It is a known fact that every beautiful and successful actress who has ruled the Indian silver screen has been compared to Madhubala, at least once in her lifetime.
Her real name was Mumtaz Jehan. She started working in the film industry when she was just six years old to support her family.
It was director Kedar Sharma (of Neel Kamal, Bawre Nain fame) who gave her the screen name ‘Madhubala’.
Madhubala was last seen in the film Jwala opposite Sunil Dutt. This also happened to be her last film which was released in the year 1971, two years after her untimely demise due to prolonged illness.
Madhubala is famous for portrying the role of Anarkali in the famous film Mughal - e - Azam which co - starred Prithviraj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar
Madhubala, who was also known as the venus of Indian Cinema, has acted in more than 70 films in a career of 22 years.
The actress was even compared to the Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe because of her charming beauty and personality.