Mumtaz’s dancing abilities and screen persona were unmatched in all kinds of films, from action flicks with Dara Singh to romances and family dramas with Rajesh Khanna.
Born on July 31, 1947, in Bombay to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha aka Naaz, Mumtaz turned 75 today.
Mumtaz was just five years old when she made her debut as a child artist in Sanskar (1952), Yasmin (1955), Lawanti (1958), Sone Ki Chidiya (1958), and Street (1961). Her mother, Naaz, was also a film actress, so it’s not shocking that acting was in Mumtaz’s blood. Mumtaz started working as a junior artist in the industry because her family encountered financial difficulties, and she began acting in group sequences at an early age.
During the brief period of her 15-year acting career, she appeared in more than 100 films, and we can say that not a single one of them lacked brilliant performances from her.
She got the most coveted Filmfare award in 1970 for Khilona, which was her very first movie with a prominent banner and role. Additionally, in 1997, Filmfare gave her the Lifetime Achievement Award.
She proved her value whether she played a serious or humorous role. She is and always will be the queen of the 60s and 70s Hindi cinema.
Here’s wishing happiness and success to Mumtaz on her birthday!