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Mumtaz, Bollywood Actress
Mumtaz is remembered in Bollywood for her beauty and histrionics. She acted in well know films such as Khilona, Tere Mere Sapne, and Aaina etc.
 
 Mumtaz , Bollywood ActressMumtaz is a versatile actress who portrayed several characters onscreen with ease. She has acted in more than 100 films in a career span of 14 years in the industry. Mumtaz got noticed for her performances and they were considered outstanding by the film critics.

Early life of Mumtaz
Mumtaz is originally of Indo-Iranian descent. She was born in Mumbai in the year 1947 to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha. At an age of twelve she entered filmdom.

Career of Mumtaz
She was hardly thirteen or fourteen when she acted in a side role but soon she started doing the lead roles in several movies. Mumtaz first received attention in the year 1965 in the movie `Mere Sanam` for her supporting role as a vamp. This tremendous success was followed by another big-budget movie titled `Patthar Ke Sanam`. Ultimately, in Dilip Kumar`s movie `Ram Aur Shyam` in the year 1967, Mumtaz attained chief attention where she was one of the leading ladies. The movie was a major hit .After that there was no looking back and she was flooded with numerous offers. Some of her popular movies of the 60`s are `Saawan Ki Ghata`, `Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi`, and `Mere Humdum Mere Dost`. She had an unforgettable song and dance number `Aaj kal tere mere` with Shammi Kapoor in the hit film `Brahmachari`.

With time her career graph went up and she signed Raj Khosla`s blockbuster `Do Raaste` in 1969. After this movie, Mumtaz became hugely popular, and she accredited that even though she had a small role, it was still one of her favourite films. She acted in `Chor Machaye Shor`. Mumtaz starred in several movies opposite Feroz Khan and other popular actors of that era like Jeetendra Kapoor, Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar and Rajesh Khanna. The most impressive film of her career was Khilona (1970). It was her first film with noteworthy banner and role, Mumtaz received admiration of masses for her acting in this film. She went onto appear in `Tere Mere Sapne`, `Roop Tera Mastana` and `Aap Ki Kasam`. The latter film was with Rajesh Khanna where there was a time leap in the film and she acted prudently of the role of 50 years old lady whereas in the same film there was a popular number for even today`s generation `Jay Jay Shiv Shankar`. After the movie Aaina (1977) she quit acting. `Aandhiyan` (1989) and 1 a Minute (2010) were her later movies.

Awards and Achievements of Mumtaz
Mumtaz won several awards for her brilliant performances. She was conferred with several awards during her career.

Nominations
Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Ram Aur Shyam (1967) Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award - Aadmi Aur Insaan (1970)

Winner
BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress - Brahmachari (1968)[5]
Filmfare Best Actress Award - Khilona (1970)
Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award (1996)
IIFA Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in Cinema, Honorary Award (2008)

Selected Filmography of Mumtaz
1960s
Stree
Wallah Kya Baat Hai
Sehra ... Juhi
Rustom Sohrab ... Shehroo
Mujhe Jeene Do
Gehra Daag
Faulad ... Rajkumari Padma
Ek Raaz
Veer Bhimsen
Samson ... Princess Shera
Rustom-E-Rome
Qawwali Ki Raat
Hercules
Baghi
Aandhi Aur Toofan
Tarzan Comes to Delhi ... Rekha
Tarzan and King Kong
Son of Hatimtai
Sikandar-e-Azam ... Cynthia
Rustom-E-Hind
Raaka
Mere Sanam ... Kamini (Kamo)
Khandan... Neelima
Khakaan
Kaajal ... Jharna
Jadui Angoothi
Hum Diwane
Do Dil ... Albeli
Boxer
Bedaag
Bahu Beti ... Savitri
Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi
Sawan Ki Ghata ... Saloni
Saaz Aur Awaaz
Rustom Kaun
Pyar Kiye Jaa... Meena Priyadarshini
Pati Patni ... Kala
Ladka Ladki ... Asha
Jawan Mard
Daku Mangal Singh
Daadi Maa
Suraj ... Kalavati
Woh Koi Aur Hoga
Ram Aur Shyam ... Shanta
Patthar Ke Sanam ... Meena
Hamraaz ... Shabnam
Do Dushman
CID 909
Chandan Ka Palna
Boond Jo Ban Gayi Moti... Shefali
Baghdad Ki Raatein
Aag ... Paro
Mere Humdum Mere Dost ... Meena
Jung Aur Aman
Jahan Mile Dharti Akash
Golden Eyes Secret Agent 077
Gauri ... Geeta
Brahmachari ... Roopa Sharma
Apna Ghar Apni Kahani
Shart ... Sapna
Mera Yaar Mera Dushman
Mera Dost
Jigri Dost ... Shobha
Do Raaste ... Reena
Bandhan ... Gauri Malikram
Apna Khoon Apna Dushman
Aadmi Aur Insaan ... Rita

1970s
Sachaa Jhutha ... Meena/Rita
Pardesi ... Myna
Khilona ... Chand
Humjoli ... Meena (Guest Appearance)
Himmat ... Malti
Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi
Bhai Bhai ... Bijli
Maa Aur Mamta ... Mary
Mela ... Laajo
Ladki Pasand Hai
Kathputli ... Nisha
Jawan Mohabbat
Ek Naari Ek Brahmchari ... Meena
Dushmun ... Phoolmati
Chaahat
Upaasna ... Shalu (also Kiran)
Tere Mere Sapne ... Nisha Patel/Nisha Kumar
Hare Rama Hare Krishna ... Shanti
Tangewala ... Paro/Chandika
Shararat ... Radha/Meeta
Pyaar Diwana ... Mamta
Gomti Ke Kinare ... Roshni
Dharkan
Apradh ... Meena/Rita
Apna Desh ... Chanda
Roop Tera Mastana ... Princess Usha/Kiran (Double Role)
Pyaar Ka Rishta
Bandhe Haath... Mala
Lofar... Anju
Jheel Ke Us Paar ... Neelu
Chor Machaye Shor ... Rekha
Aap Ki Kasam... Sunita
Roti ... Bijli
Prem Kahani ... Kamini
Lafange ... Sapna
Aag Aur Toofan
Nagin ... Rajkumari
Aaina ... Shalini

Later Films of Mumtaz
Aandhiyan (1989)
1 a Minute (2010)

Personal Life of Mumtaz
Mumtaz married millionaire Mayur Madhvani on 29 May 1974. They are blessed with two daughters Natasha and Tanya.

(Last Updated on : 13/08/2012)
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