Known for her legendary beauty and flirtatious charm, Madhubala is missed by millions of her fans who remember her on her 52nd birthday today. The actress who affectionately called herself “The Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood” has died at the age of 36 after battling a prolonged illness.
Raj Babbar paid tribute to the legendary actor by sharing a monochrome photo of herself with a heartfelt note on his Twitter account that read: “Her unique charm and beauty remains unmatched to this day. Her flamboyance and style of communication with its audience defines its class. “
“Remember the beautiful #Madhubala Ji today. She passed away 52 years ago, but who will ever be able to forget that smile that may have defined her well,” continues her legend.
Known for her beauty, personality, and sensitive portrayals of women in various films, Madhubala or Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi grew up in a town near the Bombay Talkies film studio.
Raised in the slums of Bombay, she supported her family as a child star and quickly became a leading actor known for her onscreen elegance and brilliant acting skills. In 1947, she landed the main role in Neel Kamal at the age of 14, taking the name Madhubala.
She fell in love with actor Dilip Kumar, her co-star in the 1960 classic ‘Mughal-E-Azam’. His character of Anarkali and the chemistry between the two are always remembered and etched in millions of hearts across the country. Appearing in more than 70 films during a tragically short career, Madhubala was dubbed “The Greatest Star in the World” in 1952 by Theater Arts magazine.
She had starred in over 70 films during a tragically brief career. Her film “Chalak” opposite Raj Kapoor remained incomplete because she did not have the strength to continue.
– with ANI inputs
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