Monday, February 12, 2007

Mumtaz - Bollywood Actress

Mumtaz - Bollywood Actress

Mumtaz (born July 31, 1947 in Bombay, India) is a famous Bollywood actress.

Of Iranian origin, Mumtaz was born in Bombay to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha in 1947. She entered Bollywood as a 14-15 year old girl in the 1960s.

She started as an extra in films and due to her looks made it to the heroine slot. She acted in over a hundred films in a career that spanned just 12 years. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khilona in 1970. Mumtaz starred in many movies with Feroz Khan, her other popular pairing have been with Jeetendra and Rajesh Khanna, she has also acted with Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and other top heroes of her era. in 1997 she received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. Mumtaz left the industry after her marriage and moved to London.

She married millionaire Mayur Madhwani on May 29, 1974, they have two daughters: Natasha and Tanya. Her daughter Natasha recently married actor Fardeen Khan, the son of Feroz Khan, in a lavish ceremony.

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