- Birthday14 February, 1933
- Fun Trivia:Madhubala was an ardent dog lover
Considered as the most iconic celebrity of Hindi cinema, Madhubala was born in Delhi to Ataullah Khan and Ayesha Begum. Her family faced financial hardships and in order to provide them, a nine-year old Madhubala, along with her father, would frequently visit film studios of Bombay in search of work. After working as a child artist in a few films, Madhubala made her full-fledged film debut with Neel Kamal (1947) opposite Raj Kapoor. Mahal, released in 1949, catapulted her stardom to new heights and made Madhubala a name to reckon with. Post Mahal, she starred in films like Dulari, Beqasoor, Tarana and Badal and her popularity kept on increasing. K Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam, co-starring her then boyfriend Dilip Kumar, is her most remembered film. Madhubala had hole in her heart due to which she was confined to bed for over 9 years. She passed away at the age of 36.