Madhubala’s 86th birth anniversary: Google Doodle pays tribute to Bollywood’s Marilyn Monroe
Marking the 86th birth anniversary of the iconic Madhubala, Google has come up with a doodle dedicated to the ‘Mughal-E-Azam’ star. Madhubala was born on this day in 1933 in Delhi. Popularly known as ‘The Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood’, Madhubala was a gifted actor and was known for her beauty, personality and sensitive portrayals of women in films. The beautiful actress is best known for bringing to life the epic love story of Salim and Anarkali through her film ‘Mughal-E-Azam’.
The Google Doodle of Madhubala was designed by Bangalore-based artist Muhammed Sajid.
Take a look:
In a statement, Google said, “While her breathtaking appearance earned comparisons to Venus, Madhubala was a gifted actor with an understated style well suited for comedies, dramas, and romantic roles alike.”
For those unaware, Madhubala made her onscreen debut in a minor role at the age of 9 with a film named ‘Basant’. The film was released in 1942. However, her acting career actually began in 1947 at the age of 14 with a film ‘Neel Kamal’. In her small career, Madhubala appeared in over 70 films.
In the year 1951, Madhubala also grabbed attention in Hollywood when an ace photographer James Burke visited India and photographed her for Life Magazine. In their feature on her life, they called her “the biggest star” in the international film industry. She was photographed extensively for this feature by James Burke.
Unfortunately, Madhubala breathed her last on February 23, 1969, due to a prolonged illness. She was only 36.