From doing small roles as a teen to going up the curve as the female lead in Dara Singh starrer action films, Mumtaz charmed and shined her way through as an actor who juggled various genres and roles, while smashing any stereotypical on-screen persona coming her way. She got her big break with Do Raaste and thereon gradually ascended to rule the roost of the female actors in the late 20th century.
Off-screen too, she has gained positive attention through her support for the cause of Breast cancer survivors.
Here’s wishing the beautiful and versatile actress from the classic years of Hindi cinema a very happy birthday.
A look at a few of her films that will introduce you to her work, if you haven’t seen much of her on-screen.