Born July 31, 1947, Mumtaz is a Hindi film actress. She is known as one of the best and most versatile actresses, dancers, and divas of her time. Her career started as a child actress in Sone Ki Chidiya. As a teenager, she got the role of acting as an extra in Vallah Kya Baat Hai, Stree, and Sehra in the early 1960s. Then, as an adult, her first role in A-grade films was as the sister of the hero in Gehra Daag. She also got several small roles in successful films, one of them being Mujhe Jeene Do. After this, she went on to receive the role of the main lead heroine in 16 action films consecutively. These included Faulad, Veer Bhimsen, Tarzan Comes to Delhi, and Daku Mangal Singh. All these films got her labelled as a stunt-film heroine. However, it took Raj Khosla’s blockbuster Do Raaste, starring Rajesh Khanna, to finally make Mumtaz a superstar actress. Although she had a minor role, Director Khosla filmed four songs with her. Thus, she was thrust into the spotlight. Additionally, her film Bhandhan, with Rajesh Khanna, also became a top-grosser of the year. She also frequently paired and acted with Feroz Khan in hits such as mela, Apradh, and Nagin. However, her films with Rajesh Khanna, were the most successful. Throughout her career, she won several Filmfare Awards, including the Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role in Khilona in 1970. She also won a BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress and most recently an IIFA Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in Cinema, Honorary Award in 2008.
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