Death anniversary of legendary Bollywood actress popularly known as the Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood’, Madhubala is being observed today (Feb 23).
Madhubala , was an Indian film actress who starred in classic films of Bollywood. Known for her beauty, personality and sensitive portrayals of women in films, she was popularly known as “The Beauty with Tragedy” and “The Venus of Indian Cinema”, and was compared with the Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe. She was active between 1942 and 1964.
Madhubala, who acted in over 70 films, was known for her beauty and elegance. Born on February 14, 1933, Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi was raised in the slums of what was then Bombay, she supported her family as a child star and soon became a leading lady on screen. She acted in a variety of genres; her movies included Mahal (1949), Dulari (1949), Beqasoor (1950), Tarana (1951), Amar (1954), Mr. & Mrs. ’55 (1955), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Howrah Bridge (1958) and Mughal-e-Azam (1960). She received her only nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mughal-e-Azam (1960).
Madhubala’s life and career was cut short when she died on 23 February 1969 from a prolonged illness at the age of 36.
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27 September, 2019