Since Madhuji's BIOGRAPHY space is BLANK...I thought i would thro some light on her Bio, Career etc....Madhubala was born as MUMTAZ JEHAN BEGAM DEHLVI in Delhi as the 5th child into a poor, conservative Pathan Muslim family of 11 children. A Holy Man predicted that the young Mumtaz would earn fame and fortune but would lead an unhappy life and die at a young age. Madhubala, with literal meaning of her name being damsel of honey has continued to be considered with utmost admiration, with mutiple gerneration of Hindi movie goers even today. Her father, Ataullah Khan was a coachman in Dehi, who migrated to Bombay (then) remembering the holy man's words and also in search for a better livelihood. They struggled for over a year and Mumtaz entered Bollywood as a child star under the name baby Mumtaz.
Her first film was BASANT (1942). Devika Rani was impressed by her performance and changed her name to MADHUBALA who was to appear in Jawar Bhata (1944) in which Dilip Kumar was playing the lead role. She was unable to work in the film, but this was when Madhubala set eyes on Dilip Kumar. Mohan Sinha, a Producer/Director taught her to drive at the age of twelve. Her big break came when Kidar Sharma gave her a chance to act opposite Raj Kapoor in Neel Kamal (1947). Madhubala had finally arrived on the Indian screen. Over the next two years she had BLOSSOMED into a truly RAPTUROUS beauty. In 1949, Matdubala starred in Bombay Talkies production Mahal. The film became a super hit. The song Aaega aane wala made the careers of Madubala as well as the LEGENDARY SINGER HAMARI DIDI LATA MANGESHKAR.
Madhubala's heart problem was discovered in a routine check-up in 1950 when heart surgery was not available. She had to put on a brave face and her illness was kept a secret from the industry for many amany years. She requently used to cough up blood on the sets. Many other hits followed Mahal with a spate of films opposite the leading men of the day- Ashok Kumar, Rahman, Dilip Kumar and Dev Anand, but by mid-1950's, some of her films flopped. But she silenced her critics in 1958, when four of her films turned out to be superhits- Phagun opposite Bharat Bhushan, Howarah Bridge opposite Ashok Kumar, Kala Paani opposite Dev Anand and Chalti Ka Naan Gadi opposite her husband to be, Kishore Kumar.
In 1960, it was Mughal-E-Azam that marked one of her greatest performance as the doomed courtesan Anarkali. Sadly, being plagued with a persistent heart disease, she was confined to bed for the last nene years of her life. She did have the odd release in this period like Passport(1961), Jhumroo(1961), Boy fried(1961), Half Ticket(1962) and Sharabi (1964), but they were mostly old films that managed to limp towards release. In fact, Jwala was released in 1971, two years after her death. She tried a comeback opposite Raj Kapoor in Chalak (1964), but collapsed on the first day of shooting and the film was shelved. Her illness eventually claimed her life in 1969, after she suffered from a HOLE in her HEART. She was buried with her DIARY at Santacruz Burial Ground by her family and Kishore Kumar. In this short life, she made over 70 movies, and to this day remains one of the most ENDURING LEGENDS of Indian screen.
Personal Life: Madhuji had become involved in one of the most tragic real life romance when she fell in love with Dilip Kumar who was her co-star in some movies in the 50's.
Dilip Kumar was also madly in love with her but was kept from marrying her by Madhubala's father's objections. Madhubala enentually married Kishore Kumar. Madhuji's marriage to Kishore Kumar was NOT a happy one as she became severly ill and was looked after by Kishore Kumar until her death.
(Partial info obtained from internet Archives)