MUMBAI: Today is the 83rd birth anniversary of renowned film actress Madhubala.
Madhubala had ventricular septal defect a hole in her heart which was detected, while she was shooting for Bahut Din Huwe.
It was the film Mughal-e-Azam that marked what many consider to be Madhubala’s greatest and definitive characterization, as the doomed courtesan, Anarkali.
Although the film took nine years to complete, it was not until 1953, when Madhubala was finally chosen to play the role.
She is one of the most gorgeous actresses to have graced the screens of Bollywood. She has made an incredible contribution to the Indian film industry.
Born as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi on the February 14, 1933, Madhubala was the fifth child of the Pashtun Muslim family. A Muslim holy man had once predicted that this girl would make a name for herself and become a prominent personality.
She passed away on the February 23, 1969.