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