Madhubala Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 16, 2023

Date of Birth

14 / February / 1933


91 Years


Actor Producer

Madhubala, born Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi, was a renowned Indian film actress celebrated for her contributions to Malayalam and Hindi Cinema. Affectionately known as the Venus Queen, she graced the silver screen with her remarkable talent. She was born on February 14, 1933, in Delhi, British India, leaving an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

Madhubala Age, Death, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Madhubala, originally known as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi, was a prominent Indian actress and producer renowned for her contributions to Hindi-language films. She emerged as one of the most highly compensated entertainers in India during the post-independence era, coinciding with the international ascent of Indian cinema. Despite her relatively short active career of just a decade.


During the filming of ‘Bahut Din Huwe’ in 1954, Madhubala received a diagnosis of a ventricular septal defect, which significantly impacted her health as the years went by. It was during this period that Kishore Kumar, defying his family’s objections, proposed to her. Understanding that Dilip Kumar would not marry her, Madhubala decided to marry Kishore Kumar and they tied the knot.

Ataullah Khan Madhubala Father

Ataullah Khan Madhubala Father

Madhubala Sisters

Madhubala Sisters

Madhur Bhushan Madhubala Sister

Madhur Bhushan Madhubala Sister

Kishore Kumar Madhubala Husband

Kishore Kumar Madhubala Husband

Prem Nath Madhubala Boyfriend

Prem Nath Madhubala Boyfriend

Dilip Kumar Madhubala Boyfriend

Dilip Kumar Madhubala’s Boyfriend

Early Life

Madhubala, originally named Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi, was born on February 14, 1933, as the fifth child of a Pashtun Muslim family. A Muslim holy man had prophesied that this girl would rise to fame and achieve great prominence. The prediction further stated that she would accumulate immense wealth and fortune in her life.

Personal Life

Madhubala, hailing from an orthodox family, held deeply religious beliefs and had been practicing Islam since her childhood. In the late 1940s, after achieving financial stability for her family, she decided to rent a bungalow on Peddar Road in Bombay. This bungalow, known as “Arabian Villa,” became her permanent residence until her untimely demise. It served as a cherished abode where she found solace and comfort throughout her life.

Producer Career

In 1955, Madhubala ventured into film production and established herself as a producer with the movie ‘Naata.’ She further demonstrated her skills as a producer by taking on projects like ‘Mehlon Ke Khwab’ (1960) and ‘Pathan’ (1962), which were produced under her own production house, ‘Madhubala Private Ltd. This production house was co-founded by Madhubala in 1953.

Acting Career

During the summer of 1941, Khan, Madhubala, and their family members moved to Bombay and took up residence in a cowshed located in the Malad suburbs. After receiving approval from the studio executives, Chunnilal, a talent manager, secured a juvenile role for Madhubala in the film “Basant” (1942), produced by Bombay Talkies. She was offered a salary of ₹150 for her role. “Basant” was released in July 1942.

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Title Role(s) Year
Basant Manju 1942
Mumtaz Mahal 1944
Dhanna Bhagat 1945
Pujari 1946
Phoolwari 1946
Rajputani 1946
Neel Kamal Ganga 1947
Mere Bhagwaan   1947
Chittor Vijay Sobhagya Devi 1947
Khoobsurat Duniya   1947
Dil Ki Rani Raj Kumari Singh 1947
Saat Samundaron Ki Mallika   1947
Desh Sewa   1948
Amar Prem Radha 1948
Parai Aag Shobha 1948
Lal Dupatta 1948
Sipahiya Rani 1949
Aparadhi Sheela Rani 1949
Daulat Nirmala 1949
Neki Aur Badi Sushila 1949
Imtihaan Roopa 1949
Paras Priya 1949
Mahal Kamini (Asha) 1949
Dulari Shobha (Dulari) 1949
Singaar Sitara 1949
Nishana Radha 1950
Nirala Poonam 1950
Hanste Aansoo Usha 1950
Beqasoor Usha 1950
Madhubala Madhubala 1950
Pardes Chanda 1950
Tarana Tarana 1951
Saiyan Saiyan 1951
Nazneen Nazneen 1951
Nadaan Usha 1951
Khazana Asha 1951
Badal Ratna 1951
Aaram Leela 1951
Saqi Rukhsana 1952
Sangdil Kamala 1952
Rail Ka Dibba Chanda 1953
Armaan Radha 1953
Bahut Din Huwe Chandrakanta 1954
Amar Anju Roy 1954
Teerandaz   1955
Naqab Yasmin 1955
Naata Tara 1955
Mr. & Mrs. ’55 Anita Verma 1955
Raj Hath Raja Beti 1956
Shirin Farhad Shirin 1956
Dhake Ki Malmal Shivana 1956
Yahudi Ki Ladki Hannah / Lydia 1957
Gateway Of India Anju 1957
Ek Saal Usha 1957
Baghi Sipahi Ranjana 1958
Police Manju 1958
Phagun Banani 1958
Kala Pani Asha 1958
Howrah Bridge Edna 1958
Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi Renu 1958
Kal Hamara Hai Madhu / Bela 1959
Insaan Jaag Utha Gauri 1959
Do Ustad Madhu Sharma (Abdul Rehman Khan 1959
Mehlon Ke Khwab Asha 1960
Mughal-e-Azam Anarkali (Nadira) 1960
Jaali Note Renu (Beena) 1960
Barsaat Ki Raat Shabnam 1960
Jhumroo Anjana 1961
Boy Friend Sangeeta 1961
Passport Rita 1961
Half Ticket Asha (Rajni) 1962
Sharabi Kamala 1964
Jwala Jwala 1971

Producer Roles

Title Acting role Director Year
Naata Tara D. N. Madhok 1955
Mehlon Ke Khwab Asha Muhafiz Haider 1960
Pathan Ataullah Khan 1962


During a regular checkup, it was revealed that Madhubala had a cardiac defect—a hole in her heart. The news of her condition was kept confidential within the film industry. Unfortunately, the medical professionals declined to perform surgery due to the extremely slim chances of her survival. They solemnly stated that even if the operation were to succeed, her life expectancy would not surpass a year.

Car Collection

Madhubala possessed an impressive assortment of luxurious automobiles, which encompassed a Hillman, a Buick, and a Station Wagon.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Delhi British India
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality British Indian
Parents Father: Attaullah Khan
Mother: Ayesha Begum
Profession Actor Producer
Siblings Sisters: Altaf, Chanchal, Kaneez Fatema, Shahida Kazi, Madhur Bhushan
Spous Kishore Kumar
Weight 55 Kg
121 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Aquarius


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