Born: 14 February 1933
Died: 23 February 1969
- She was an Indian film actress who starred in classic films of Bollywood.
- She 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 and was known as the Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood.
- She was active between 1942 and 1964.
- She received her only nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Actressfor her performance in Mughal-e-Azam.
- She had been compared to Marilyn Monroe: the smoldering looks, the short career, the tragic end. “There was a remar-kable similarity in the soft vulnerability of their faces”, writes Khatija Akbar in her biography of Madhubala.
- She 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.
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February 14, 2019