Google-doodle celebrates the Birthday of the timeless beauty 'Madhubala'

The innocence and vulnerability in her looks, her attractive complexion, highly chiseled features, and her scintillating smile, her looks could just leave you staring at her in awe, there is no word to describe this divine beauty. When she used to move it would seem like a statue has come to life.

Saima Siddiqui
Published on: 14 Feb 2019 9:08 AM GMT
Google-doodle celebrates the Birthday of the timeless beauty Madhubala
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Mumbai: If beauty ever gets personified it would definitely look like Madhubala. On the 86-birth-anniversary of this enticing beauty of Bollywood, Google created a colorful doodle to celebrate her.

It is said that Madhubala was so beautiful that often Cinema goers and critics would get so dazzled by Madhubala’s looks that they often fail to appreciate her immense talent.

Once, actor Dev Anand was asked about his co-star, Madhubala's beauty, the star said “Statuesque is the word I would use for her.”

The innocence and vulnerability in her looks, her attractive complexion, highly chiseled features, and her scintillating smile, her looks could just leave you staring at her in awe, there is no word to describe this divine beauty. When she used to move it would seem like a statue has come to life.

The more you get to know her the more you will fall for her, not only for her looks but also a person she was and her unmatched talent.

Today on her 86th Birth-anniversary Newstrack brings to you some lesser known facts from the tragic life of this Diva:

-Born in Delhi in 1933 with the name Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dahlavi, she started her career on the big screen at the very young age of 9 with the film 'Basant'.

-She was well-known for her performances in 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Chalti Ka Naam Gadi', 'Mr and Mrs 55'.

-She had a career spanning 22 years, starring in over70 films.

-She came into the limelight with the film 'Neel Kamal' in 1947, starring opposite Raj Kapoor.

-The actress of 'Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya' fame also caught international media's attention. When ace photographer James Burke came to India and photographed her for 'Life Magazine'. They called her the biggest star in the international film industry.

-She was even offered a Hollywood role by Frank Capra, however her father refused.

-The iconic actress changed her name to Madhubala on the insistence of fellow actress, Devika Rani. She was the family's main bread earner, and worked tirelessly to support her parents and four sisters.

-Her famous love story with Dilip Kumar is not hidden from the world. She fell in love with her co-star while filming for 'Mughal-E-Azam'. Their chemistry lit up the screen and is still etched in the hearts of millions.

-"While her breathtaking appearance earned comparisons to Venus, Madhubala was a gifted actor with an understated style well suited for comedies, dramas, and romantic roles alike," Google said in its blog.

-Madhubala appeared in nine films during 1949, including a spellbinding breakout performance in the box office hit 'Mahal'.

-Appearing in over 70 films over the course of a tragically brief career, Madhubala who would have turned 86 today was called 'The Biggest Star in the World' in 1952 by Theatre Arts magazine.

-Madhubala's fledgling career and life was cut short when she breathed her last on February 23, 1969, due to prolonged illness.

-In 2008, the legendary actress appeared on a commemorative postage stamp in India.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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