Regarded as the ‘Marilyn Monroe’ of Bollywood, Madhubala is one of the most beautiful actresses to have ever graced the silver screen. Along with her contemporaries Nargis and Meena Kumari, she is often regarded as one of the most influential personalities of Hindi cinema.
Madhubala is also considered to be one of the most beautiful actresses to have worked in the industry. Often regarded as the ‘Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood’, Madhubala received wide recognition for her performances in films like ‘Mahal’ (1949), ‘Amar’ (1954), ‘Mr. & Mrs. ’55’ (1955), ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ (1958), ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ (1960) and ‘Barsaat Ki Raat’ (1960).
Madhubala’s performance in Mughal-e-Azam established her as an iconic actress of Hindi Cinema. Her last film, ‘Jwala’, although shot in the 1950s, was released in 1971. Madhubala died on 23 February 1969 after a prolonged illness.