MADHUBALA

MADHUBALA  

Date of Birth:   14-Feb-33

Birth Place:  Delhi, India

Description:  Her first break came when producer Kidar Sharma cast her opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947). She was fourteen when she was given a lead role. The film was not a commercial success, but her performance was received well. After her lead role in Bombay Talkies production Mahal in 1949, Madhubala attained immense popularity. Though she was only 16 at the time, her subtle and skilful performance, upstaged her seasoned co-star Ashok Kumar. The movie and the song Aayega Aanewala in it heralded the arrival of two new superstars: Madhubala and playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Madhubala was found to have a heart problem after she coughed up blood in 1950. She was discovered to have been born with a ventricular septal defect, commonly known as a "hole in the heart". At the time, heart surgery was not widely available. Madhubala's family was extremely protective of her because of her health problem. When filming at the studios, she would eat only home-prepared food and drink water only from a specific well in order to minimize risks of infection. But her condition took its toll and she died in 1969 at age 36. For most of the 1950s, Madhubala performed successfully despite her illnesss. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhubala) "> Mumtaz Jahan Begum Dehlavi, known by her stage name Madhubala was a popular Hindi movie actress. She starred in several successful movies in the 1950s and early 1960s, many of which have attained a classic status. With her contemporaries Nargis and Meena Kumari, she is widely regarded as one of the most talented Hindi movie actresses. Mumtaz’s first movie Basant (1942) was a box-office success. She played in it as the daughter of the popular actress Mumtaz Shanti. She went on to act in several movies as a child artist. Actress Devika Rani was impressed by her performances and potential and advised her to assume the name Madhubala,meaning "a woman of honey". Her first break came when producer Kidar Sharma cast her opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947). She was fourteen when she was given a lead role. The film was not a commercial success, but her performance was received well. After her lead role in Bombay Talkies production Mahal in 1949, Madhubala attained immense popularity. Though she was only 16 at the time, her subtle and skilful performance, upstaged her seasoned co-star Ashok Kumar. The movie and the song Aayega Aanewala in it heralded the arrival of two new superstars: Madhubala and playback singer Lata Mangeshkar. Madhubala was found to have a heart problem after she coughed up blood in 1950. She was discovered to have been born with a ventricular septal defect, commonly known as a "hole in the heart". At the time, heart surgery was not widely available. Madhubala's family was extremely protective of her because of her health problem. When filming at the studios, she would eat only home-prepared food and drink water only from a specific well in order to minimize risks of infection. But her condition took its toll and she died in 1969 at age 36. For most of the 1950s, Madhubala performed successfully despite her illnesss. Sourced from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhubala)

Videos

  • Gang Of Ghosts - Naach Madhubala Song
  • Madhubala - Television Show Launch

Photos

MADHUBALA IN NEWS

Madhubala’s iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam is set to recreate by Madhuri Dixit

Madhubala’s iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam is set to recreate by Madhuri Dixit

14-08-2018

The upcoming episode of dance reality show, Dance Deewane, will see Madhuri Dixit relive some of the best moments from Madhubala-starrer Mughal-e-Azam, via the song Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal Chhed Gayo Re.

Madhubala’s iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam Remember the iconic Mohe Panghat Pe Nandlal Chhed Gayo Re from K Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam? As the enigmatic beauty Madhubala swirled to the gentle rhythm of the Naushad composed song, many a cinema lover fell in love with the ‘idea of love’ all over again. Madhubala in her golden and maroon lehenga epitomised beauty, grace and sensuality all at once. That was back in 1960.

Madhubala’s iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam
Turns out a beauty from another era will recreate the magic of this song once again in an upcoming episode of Dance Deewane. The beauty in question is Madhuri Dixit. Late on Monday, Madhuri took to social media, and said: “Retro feels today on #DanceDeewane”.   In the said song, a coy yet flirty Madhubala as Anarkali is singing for Salim (Dilip Kumar) even as the rest of the court is under the impression that she is merely re-enacting Radha’s playful interaction with Krishna. The song has acquired an extra edge over time as Madhubala and Dilip Kumar had been one-time real-life lovers. Meanwhile, Madhuri remains as busy as ever. After judging dance reality show Jhalak Dikhla Ja for four years, she finally quit it in 2014. However she keeps appearing every once in a while as a celebrity judge, like she will in a special edition of Dance Deewane where she will also perform to the iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam.  Madhubala’s iconic song from Mughal-e-Azam On film’s front, Madhuri has two big budget, high profile films in her kitty. These include Kalank, a Karan Johar presentation with an ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan among others and Total Dhamaal, an Indra Kumar production (with whom she has done a number of films in the past) with Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Esha Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi and Jaaved Jaffrey.  


Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema

Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema

04-05-2013

From the classical beauties of yore to the effervescent chicks of today, here’s looking at the most beautiful silver screen heroines as Indian Cinema completes 100 years of its existence First up is Madhubala, the undisputed queen of the 40’s and 50’s. She ruled Indian Cinema with her innocent looks, lovely eyes and a smile that could melt any stone heart! Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema Next up is Nutan who is synonymous with Indian culture. She cast a spell on her fans with her elegance and grace. Then we have Waheeda Rehman who was known for her acting prowess as well as her beauty. She ruled the hearts of the audiences in the 60’s and 70’s. Coming up next is Saira Banu whose fair complexion and ‘natkhat ada’ captured the hearts of her millions of fans Sharmila Tagore is next, another beauty with superb acting abilities, her intense eyes could turn men into poets! Next up is Hema Malini who had a lovable personality besides her dream girl looks, tabhi toh Veeru ka Basanti pe dil aa gaya… Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema We’ve got Rekha next, the style diva wowed the audiences with her seductive voice, impressive acting and intense eyes Taking Bollywood to another level was Zeenat Aman who won over audiences with her bold but meaningful roles. An irresistible beauty if there was any! Parveen Babi was another stunner who made a statement in Bollywood with her beauty as well as her modern sensibilities Then we Dimple Kapadia who made a place for herself in the heart of Indian cinegoers with her youthful act in Bobby Neetu Singh was another actress who made a mark in Bollywood with her innocent looks and spontaneity. Pity that she took a break from films after she married Rishi Kapoor. Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema Moving on to Sridevi, she could be quiet or she could be talking, she could be dancing or she could be walking but she sure did know how to get the audience’s attention! Make some noise for Madhuri Dixit friends, the complete Indian heroine with her dazzling looks, inimitable dancing skills and superlative performances. People still go gaga over her 1000 watt smile! Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema Next up is Juhi Chawla who charmed her way into the hearts of her fans with her adorable looks and innocent ways! Then we have Raveena Tandon whose effervescence and comic timing are as much to be credited for her popularity as her mast-mast jawaani! Leggy lass Sonali Bendre is another heroine who rocked the big screen in the 90’s purely on the basis of her simple yet ravishing looks We have Sushmita Sen next who turned up the heat in Bollywood with her stunning looks and compelling screen presence And how can we forget Aishwarya Rai who is the epitome of beauty with her perfect face and the most expressive eyes! Next up is Kareena Kapoor, who can teach all the aspiring actresses a thing or two about looking hot and delivering a knockout performance at the same time! We move on to Vidya Balan who was a fresh change from skinny actresses as she showed that one could win over hearts with simplicity, grace and a dash of naughtiness! Coming up next is Katrina Kaif, she might not be the best actress but boy does she have the body and the looks! We don’t mind adding her superb dance moves to the list! Bollywood's most beautiful heroines in 100 years of Indian Cinema And rounding up the list is Deepika Padukone who makes hearts skip a beat with her supermodel looks and dimpled smile


Must Watch

News

Sapna Choudhary,Vikrant Anand,Zuber K Khan,Anju Jadhav went to promote their film Dosti Ke Side Effectss on Kanpur Wale Khurana Show.
Sapna Choudhary, Vikrant Anand, Zuber K Khan, Anju Jadhav went to promote their film Dosti Ke Side Effectss on Kanpur Wale Khurana Show.  ...
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaifs Bharat First Teaser to be out soon
Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif’s Bharat First Teaser to be out soonIn the last few years, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif have delivered two blockbusters – Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). So, when news dropped that Katrina was the replacement after Priyanka Chopra exited the Ali Abbas Zafar film Bharat, fans were stoked about the...
PM Modi's Bollywood Selfie With Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt And Other Stars
NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a delegation from the film industry on Thursday in New Delhi. Celebs like Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ayushmann Khurrana, Karan Johar, Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor and several others were a part of the delegation. Karan Johar shared details from the meeting on social ...
© Copyright 2015 FILMS OF INDIA