Mumtaz,Biography, Age, Height, Family & More
Mumtaz or Mumtaz Madhvani (née Askari; born 31 July 1947) is a Hindi Film actress. She won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her character in Khilona in 1971. Though she started with small supporting roles, she later rose up the hierarchy, and worked with all the top actors of her time, in the lead roles. She is remembered as one of the best and versatile actresses and dancers, as well as a sex symbol from the mid-1960s to 70s. She is still recognised as a diva of her times. She is best known for her 8 superhit films opposite Rajesh Khanna.
Mumtaz appeared as a child actress in Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). As a teenager she acted as an extra in Vallah Kya Baat Hai, Stree and Sehra in the early 1960s. As an adult, her first role in A-grade films was that of the role of the sister of the hero in O. P. Ralhan’s Gehra Daag. She got small roles in successful films such as Mujhe Jeene Do. Later, she got the role of the main lead heroine in 16 action films, including Faulad, Veer Bhimsen, Tarzan Comes to Delhi, Sikandar-E-Azam, Rustom-E-Hind, Raaka, and Daku Mangal Singh, with freestyle wrestler Dara Singh, and was labelled as a stunt-film heroine. In the films that Dara Singh and Mumtaz did together, Dara’s remuneration was INR 450,000 per film, and Mumtaz’s salary was INR 250,000 per film.
It took Raj Khosla’s blockbuster Do Raaste (1969), starring Rajesh Khanna, to finally make Mumtaz a full-fledged star. Although Mumtaz had a minor role, director Khosla filmed four songs with her. The film made her popular, and she acknowledged that even though she had a small role, it was still one of her favourite films. In 1969, her films Do Raaste and Bandhan, with Rajesh Khanna, became top grossers of the year, earning around 65 million and 28 million respectively. She played Rajendra Kumar’s leading lady in Tangewala. Shashi Kapoor, who had earlier refused to work with her in Saccha Jootha because she was a “stunt-film heroine”, now wanted her to be his heroine in Chor Machaye Shor (1973). She acted opposite Dharmendra as the lead heroine in films such as Loafer and Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973).
|Height (Approx)||in centimeters- 165 cm|
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx)||in Kilograms- 70 kg|
|Date Of Birth||31 July 1947|
|Age (as in 2020)||73 Years|
|Birthplace||Mumbai , Maharashtra|
|Hometown||Mumbai, India (She currently lives in London)|
|Debut||Film (As a Child role) : Sone ki Chidiya (1958)|
Film(Actress) : Stree (1961)
|Family||Father– Abdul Saleem Askaari|
Mother– Shadi Habib Aaga
Brother– Shahrukh, Shehzad
Sister– Malika Askaari
|Boys, Affairs, and More||———|
|Husband/Spouse||Mayur Madhwani (business)|
|Children||Daughter: Natasha Madhwani, Tanya Madhwani|
|Husband||Mayur Madhwani (business)|