Madhubala Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Family, & More

Madhubala, born in 1933 and passed away in 1969, was a renowned Indian actress and producer. During the 1950s and early 1960s, she graced the silver screen with her captivating performances in numerous highly acclaimed films, some of which are now considered timeless classics. Alongside her fellow actresses Nargis and Meena Kumari, Madhubala earned the endearing moniker of the Venus Queen.

Madhubala Biography

Madhubala, also known as “Baby Mumtaz,” was a highly acclaimed Indian actress recognized for her remarkable contributions to the Hindi film industry. Born and raised in Delhi, she relocated to Bombay (now Mumbai) with her family at the age of 8. Despite starting with minor roles, Madhubala’s talent quickly gained attention, leading to significant roles in movies like ‘Neel Kamal’ (1947), ‘Amar Prem’ (1948), ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), and ‘Half Ticket’ (1962). Her exceptional performances solidified her reputation as one of the most gifted actresses in Bollywood.

Madhubala Picture
Madhubala Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Begum Mumtaz Jehan Dehlavi
Date of Death 23 February 1969
DOB (Date of Birth) 14 February 1933
Age (at the time of death) 36 Years
Birth Place Delhi, British India
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality British Indian (1933-1947), Indian (1947-1969)
Hometown Delhi, India
Religion Islam
Death Cause Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) (Hole in the Heart)


School Madhubala did not attend any school, but she was taught at home by an English tutor.
College N/A
Qualification N/A

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches  5’ 7”
Meter 1.70 m
Centimeters 170 cm
Weight 55 kg, 121 lbs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Figure Measurements 34-26-30

Family Information

Father Name Ataullah Khan
Mother Name Ayesha Begum
Brothers None
Sister Altaf,  Chanchal, Kaneez Fatema,  Shahida Kazi Madhur Bhushan
Marital Status Married
Husband Kishore Kumar
Children Madhubala had no children


Boyfriend  Prem Nath, Dilip Kumar, Kishore Kumar


Profession  Actor, Producer
Net Worth 54 Million


Color Yellow, White
Food Chaat, Ragda Pattice, Pani Puri
Hobbies Book Reading, Singing, Dancing
Jewellery Gold and Kundan
Dessert Kulfi
Song ‘Rulake Gaya Sapna Mera’ from the film “Jewel Thief” (1967)
Madhubala Childhood Picture
Madhubala Childhood Picture
Madhubala Young Age Picture
Madhubala Young Age Picture
Madhubala with his Sister (Chanchal)
Madhubala with her Sister (Chanchal)
Madhubala with his Husband (Kishore Kumar)
Madhubala with his Husband (Kishore Kumar)


Madhubala’s father, Ataullah Khan, was employed at the ‘Imperial Tobacco Company’ in Peshawar. Her mother’s name was Ayesha Begum. It is reported that Ataullah and Ayesha Begum had a total of 11 children, comprising four sons and seven daughters.


She was born on 14 February 1933. At the death time, she is 36 years old.


She and Kishore Kumar, an Indian playback singer, and actor, tied the knot in 1960. Madhubala had no children.


Madhubala, a talented and graceful actor, passed away on 23rd February 1969, just nine days after celebrating her 36th birthday. Her untimely demise was attributed to a ventricular septal defect, a congenital heart condition.

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During the period of 1942 to 1947, Madhubala began her journey in the film industry and experienced progression into adult roles. Her talent and presence caught the attention of American magazines like Theatre Arts, further highlighting her growing prominence.

Madhubala’s breakthrough came when Chunnilal, a studio executive, approved her for a juvenile role in the Bombay Talkies’ production, “Basant” (1942), for a salary of ₹150. The film was released in July 1942 and achieved remarkable commercial success. However, despite this achievement, Khan, Madhubala’s father, faced disappointments and had to return his family to Delhi due to certain circumstances. In Delhi, he struggled to secure low-paying temporary jobs, and their financial situation remained challenging.

Net Worth

Her net worth is $54 Million. She ranked as one of the highest-paid entertainers in India in the post-independence era that coincided with the rise of Indian cinema on global levels

Filmography List

Complete list of movies by Actress Madhubala including First Movie & Latest movies information details Below the table.

Role(s) Title Year
Dhanna Bhagat 1945
Pujari 1946
Mumtaz Mahal 1944
Ganga Neel Kamal 1947
Manju Basant 1942
Mere Bhagwaan
Sobhagya Devi Chittor Vijay
Khoobsurat Duniya
Raj Kumari Singh Dil Ki Rani
Saat Samundaron Ki Mallika
Desh Sewa 1948
Sushila Neki Aur Badi
Sitara Singaar
Shobha (Dulari)[b] Dulari
Shobha Parai Aag
Sheela Rani Aparadhi
Roopa Imtihaan
Rani Sipahiya 1949
Radha Amar Prem
Radha Nishana 1950
Priya Paras
Nirmala Daulat
Kamini (Asha)[b] Mahal
Lal Dupatta
Poonam Nirala
Usha Hanste Aansoo
Usha Beqasoor
Madhubala Madhubala
Chanda Pardes
Asha Khazana
Chanda Rail Ka Dibba 1953
Chandrakanta Bahut Din Huwe 1954
Kamala Sangdil
Leela Aaram
Nazneen Nazneen
Radha Armaan
Ratna Badal
Rukhsana Saqi 1952
Saiyan Saiyan
Tarana Tarana 1951
Usha Nadaan
Yasmin Naqab
Tara Naata
Shivana Dhake Ki Malmal
Shirin Shirin Farhad
Raja Beti Raj Hath 1956
Hannah / Lydia[c] Yahudi Ki Ladki 1957
Anju Roy Amar
Anju Gateway Of India
Anita Verma Mr. & Mrs. ’55
Teerandaz 1955

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