Mumtaz, an Indian film actress, was born on 31st of July in 1947 who had started her film career in the childhood as a child actor. She has worked in many low-budget movies and later was known B-grade movies, then A-grade movies in best supporting roles. Her best acting in the movie Do Raaste (1969) made her a star actress of the Indian cinema. She and Sharmila Tagore remain the highest-paid actresses of the 1970s Hindi Cinema. She has been awarded Filmfare Award for Best Actress and BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress in Indian movies.

Mumtaz Facts:

Born: on 31st of July in 1947 in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India

Occupation: Actress

Years active: 1952–1978

Religion: Converted to Hinduism

Spouse: Mayur Madhvani (a business tycoon)

Father: Abdul Saleem Askari (dry-fruit vendor)

Mother: Shadi Habib Agha

Elder sister: Malika

Step-brothers: Shazhath and Shah Rukh Askari

Daughters: Natasha and Tanya


  • She has won BFJA Award for Best Supporting Actress for Brahmachari movie in 1968.
  • Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khilona movie in 1970.
  • Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996.
  • IIFA Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in Cinema, Honorary Award in 2008.
  • She has also been nominated for Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for movie Ram Aur Shyam in 1967 and Aadmi Aur Insaan in 1970.