Madhubala – Family, Fame & Facts

November 3, 2007 at 10:09 pm 10 comments

Name: Madhubala (Birth Name: Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi)

Birthday: 14th February 1933

Date of Death: 23rd February 1969 (Hole in the Heart)

Height: 5′5″

Sibling(s): 11 Brothers & Sisters (She was 5th)

Spouse: Bollywood Playback Singer & Actor Kishore Kumar

Past Boyfriends: Bollywood Actor, Dilip Kumar – dated for 7 years before the marriage was allegedly declined by Madhubala’s father.

Parents: Father – Ataullah Khan

Claim to Fame: Father made her Child Artist but biggest Claim to Fame had to be Mughal-E-Azam (1960)

First Movie Success: Basant (1942) and first big break in Neel Kamal (1947)
Movies to Transform the Career: Basant, Neel Kamal, Mahal, Sangdil, Mr & Mrs 55, Kal Hamara Hai, Phagun, Howrah Bridge, Kala Pani, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi Hai, Barsaat Ki Raat, Mughal-E-Azam, Tarana, Jhumroo & Sharabi.

Family Connections: None.


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rishi  |  November 13, 2007 at 1:39 am

    What a great lady she was, I dont think I can ever forget her. Her very presence in any movie infinitely uplifted it. Sadly, her life was a total and complete disaster. Many of her earlier movies are extremely difficult to obtain, I dont know if you have seen all those movies you list in her bio, but if you have seen Basant(1942) and Neel Kamal(1947) and know where to obtain them, please let me know.

  • 2. dw007  |  November 13, 2007 at 10:32 am

    No i’ve tried myself to find them. Basant i can only find the Nutan version and i’ve even accidentally bought Neel Kamal with Waheeda Rehman accidentally instead.

  • 3. Rishi  |  November 13, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Its a pity really. As a 9 yr old child singer/actress in Basant(1942) she sang two songs, you can listen to them :
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    IMO she was at the peak of her skills in the early 50s. Have you seen Tarana(1951)? She along with Dilip Kumar gave a brilliantly natural performance in it, which otherwise is a quite simple movie. The scenes between them in Tarana are pure joy to watch. Other excellent movies are Mahal, Mr & Mrs 55.

  • 4. dw007  |  November 13, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    No i have not seen/don’t own Tarana or Mahal but i have Mr & Mrs 55. I’ll have to try and get my hands on those!

  • 5. Rishi  |  November 13, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    If you want to see Mahal(1949), its better to get the VCD, the DVD of Mahal is quite bad with several scenes missing. The VCD is of a comparatively better print. If you want, actually I can send a copy to you. In any case, keep up your good work.

  • 6. dw007  |  November 14, 2007 at 9:27 am

    unfortunately VCD doesn’t have subtitle capability. So i’ll just have to wait till they bring out a good copy. I think i’ll focus on getting through her later stuff first as i have alot more of them to see!

    In fact the next movie on the Excel God’s Movie List is “Barsaat Ki Raat” with her. So will review it once i’ve seen it.

  • 7. Maqsood Naqvi  |  December 10, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Madhubala is queen of bollywood tll today.

  • 8. SAEED AHMED  |  January 2, 2008 at 11:24 pm


  • 9. Rishi  |  January 13, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Dr Surjit Singh recently uploaded the video two songs Madhubala sang in Basant(1942) as a 9 yr old child. Links:
    “Tumko mubarak ho” ; and
    “Mere chhote se man mein” .

  • 10. Vipan Chandra  |  January 17, 2008 at 11:26 am

    Many thanks for the two video clips of little Madhubala. Her parents and later Indiawere lucky to have this talented and lovely child who blossomed into the most beloved star on our silver screen. Beauty, a natural gift for performance, grace and modesty– she embodied them all to near perfection. Yet fate was not kind to her precisely when she should have gone on to even greater glories. She , Meena Kumari,Nargis, Nutan,Suchitra Sen and a few others from the late 40s to 60s set a standard of authenticity in the movies that few in Bollywood today can match today.

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