1933 - 1969

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Madhubala (born Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi; 14 February 1933 – 23 February 1969) was an Indian actress and producer who worked in Hindi cinema. In a career spanning more than 20 years, she was predominantly active for a decade only but had appeared in over 60 films by the time of her death in 1969. Half a century later, she continues to be held in high regard, with her portrayals of strong-willed, independent characters being seen as a significant departure from the regular portrayals of women on the Indian screen.Born and raised in the slums of Delhi, Madhubala began performing at an early age, singing for the children programme at the All India Radio station in the early 1940s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Madhubala has received more than 6,956,091 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Madhubala is the 2,588th most popular actor (down from 1,616th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from India (down from 244th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Indian Actor.

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  • 37

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  • 1.53

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  • 5.56

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Among actors, Madhubala ranks 2,588 out of 10,030Before her are Taika Waititi, Angélica María, Henry Irving, Brooke Adams, Stella Stevens, and Corbin Bleu. After her are Mario Casas, Marlon Jackson, Jüri Järvet, Marc Singer, Zooey Deschanel, and Evelyn Nesbit.

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Among people born in 1933, Madhubala ranks 213Before her are Kelvin Felix, Dom DeLuise, Kamal Ganzouri, Ivan Passer, Josef Kadraba, and Laura Mancinelli. After her are Abel Pacheco, Dennis Viollet, Zelda Rubinstein, Chen Jingrun, Nichita Stănescu, and Ilya Kabakov. Among people deceased in 1969, Madhubala ranks 121Before her are Giovanni Martinelli, Karl Freund, Lajos Czeizler, Marek Hłasko, Abdirashid Shermarke, and Ben Shahn. After her are Mutesa II of Buganda, Juan Modesto, Jalal Al-e-Ahmad, Ture Nerman, Maureen Connolly, and Georges Ronsse.

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In India

Among people born in India, Madhubala ranks 346 out of 1,227Before her are Vidya Balan (1979), Kajol (1974), Sumitranandan Pant (1900), Orde Wingate (1903), Bal Thackeray (1926), and Sanghamitta (-281). After her are Hemu (1501), Sachchidananda Vatsyayan (1911), Chittaranjan Das (1869), Jai Singh II (1688), Amrapali (-450), and Guru Har Krishan (1656).

Among ACTORS In India

Among actors born in India, Madhubala ranks 29Before her are Rajesh Khanna (1942), Sridevi (1963), Anil Kapoor (1956), Shammi Kapoor (1931), Vidya Balan (1979), and Kajol (1974). After her are Rajinikanth (1950), Sanjeev Kumar (1938), Meena Kumari (1933), Prakash Raj (1965), Akshay Kumar (1967), and Nutan (1936).

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