July 18, 2019 | 1:48 PM IST
mumtaz's birthday

Veteran actress and glamorous star Mumtaz celebrates her 71st birthday

Veteran actress Mumtaz turns 71 today, the lady who from ‘Sone ki chidiya’ (1958) to ‘Prem Kahani’ (1975) had ruled the Bollywood. She was the most sought-after actress of her time and has set herself as a fashion icon, from her winked, bold eyeliner to saree draping styles, she still remains the fashion icon of the industry. Mumtaz ji bags many astounding performances of her career in films like Aap Ki Kasam, Prem Kahani, Ram aur Shyam, Apna Desh, Roop Tera Mastana, and the list goes on.
The actress was a power-pack of talent and made everyone appreciating her performances and desiring to work with her. From Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, to Rajesh Khanna, she was paired on-screen opposite almost every superstar of her time.

Mumtaz and Rajesh Khanna:

This was the most loved on-screen pair of the tinsel town. Mumtaz and Rajesh was the only on-screen pair in the history of Bollywood to have all of their films together a box office hit. Both the actors worked together in total 8 films: Do Raaste (1969), Bandhan (1969), Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Dushman (1971), Apna Desh (1972), Roti (1974), Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Prem Kahani (1975).

Mumtaz and Amitabh Bachchan:

While today there are still some established stars who desires to work with the Superstar, Amitabh Bachchan, Mumtaz grabbed the opportunity during her career. Although, Mumtaz and Big B together worked in two films, but, Kunwara Baap (1974) is a movie where both the stars were casted opposite each other. They also worked together in Immaan Dharam (1977), but, Mumtaz was Production Manager of the film, while Big B was in the lead role.

Mumtaz and Shashi Kapoor:

Mumtaz and Shashi Kapoor shared the screen together three times in Pyar Kiye Ja (1966), Chor Machaye Shor (1974), and Prem Kahani (1975).

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