Madhubala, as Anarkali, to join Delhi Madame Tussauds

The iconic female celebrity will have her wax figure in India's first Madame Tussauds

Madhubala as Anarkali

Yesteryear actress Madhubala is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds, Delhi.

It is scheduled to open later this year.

Madhubala, who is considered as an iconic female celebrity of the Indian cinema, will have her wax figure styled based on her iconic character Anarkali from the classic film “'Mughal-E- Azam”.

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She was active between 1942 and 1962

Madhubala appeared in classic films of Hindi cinema like 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi', 'Mr. & Mrs. '55', 'Kala Paani', and 'Howrah Bridge'.

She gained global recognition when she featured in a popular American magazine in 1952. (Facebook)

Madhubala's first movie, Basant (1942), was a box-office success

Madhubala's performance in “Mughal-e-Azam” established her as an iconic actress of Indian cinema.

She died in 1969 at the age of 36.

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Madhubala was born as Mumtaz

Madhubala was born as Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi in 1933.

She joined the Bombay film industry when she was 9 to provide financial help to her family. She was one of five children in the family.

At the age of 14, Madhubala played the leading lady in “Neel Kamal” with Raj Kapoor.

She changed her name to Madhubala after the success of the movie.


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She did 70 films in her lifetime

On March 18, 2008, a commemorative postage stamp featuring Madhubala was issued. The stamp was produced by India Post in a limited edition presentation pack.

She was married to legendary singer Kishore Kumar.
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