Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi, this name might not ring any bells but you must definitely remember the extraordinary beauty who goes by the name ‘Madhubala.’ Renowned people from the industry called her “The Venus of Indian Cinema” and “The Beauty with Tragedy” out of admiration.
Born on 14 February 1933, in Delhi, 9-year-old Madhubala started paying visits to the Bombay Film studios in search of work. Madhubala got her first break in Badal (1942) as a child artist and then went on to play the lead at 14 years of age.
Later, Madhubala’s performance in Mughal-e-Azam made the world drool over the ageless beauty. The film went on to hold an unbreakable grossing record for 15 years. Madhubala was the first Indian woman to reach Hollywood, an American magazine published a picture of the actress and titled it, “The Biggest Star in the World – and she’s not in Beverly Hills.”
On the birth Anniversary of the ‘Anarkali’ we know, here are some of the pictures you may not have seen of the bewitching beauty.