Madhubala remembered as the screen goddess. Her smile and dazzling beauty were her USPs. In a short span, she achieved significant success in Bollywood. She did onscreen tragic woman roles.
The cinema named her “The Beauty With Tragedy,” “The Venus Queen of Indian Cinema,” and compared with Marilyn Monroe (Hollywood Celebrity). Madhubala remained active in films from 1942-1964.
Her 86th birth anniversary is on February 14, 2020. The Greek God Hrithik Roshan asked his dad for his marriage with the veteran actress.
Breakthrough Roles, Award Nominations & Media
She bagged the role of a child actor in Basant (1942). As a lead star, she worked in Raj Kapoor film Neel Kamal.
She widely recognized for her acting in Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Mr. & Mrs. ’55 (1955), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Barsaat Ki Raat (1960).
She established as an iconic celebrity of the Hindi cinema with the release of Mughal-e-Azam. Furthermore, she acted Anarkali (Nadira) in the movie.
Madhubala earned Filmfare nomination for Best Actress too. People liked her onscreen pairing with Dilip Kumar. Her last Hindi film release in 1971 was Jwala. On her 86th birthday anniversary, google designed a doodle for her.
Madhubala Personal Life & Relationships
James Burke visited India and clicked her photo for the Life Magazine edition. However, Madhubala‘s father refused Frank Capra’s Hollywood film offer.
Still, she suffered from ventricular septal defect (heart hole) in her last days. She died on February 23, 1969.
She dated Kishore Kumar and Dilip Kumar in the past. However, she could not get into stable marriage with Kamal Amrohi.
She felt upset after her second wedding with Kishore. Madhubala faced heart illness.
Her death separated the couple. Their families did not accept their relationship.
However, her father was a hurdle between her love Dilip. The two of them acted as strangers on the film sets of Tarana.
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Honors and Legacy for the Tragic Queen Bollywood
She had a strong presence in her fan’s mind. In her polls, she listed as the top beauties of the films. Rediff.com ranked her 2nd best and popular actress on the International Women’s Day (2007).
Still, she was an under-rated personality of the industry. Her beauty attracted more than her talent.
Madame Tussauds’ New Delhi center unveiled her wax statue inspired by Mughal-E-Azam’s look.
Moreover, the India Post released her postage stamp too. The colored version of Mughal-E-Azam released in the theaters 35 years after her death.
The top director Imtiaz Ali planned to make a movie on Madhubala’s life. In addition to his, Janhvi Kapoor wants to portray her role onscreen.