Madhubala (Devnagari: मधुबाला) (14 February 1933 - 23 February 1969) was a popular Hindi movie actress. She starred in several successful movies in the 1950s and early 1960s, many of which have attained a classic status. With her contemporaries Nargis and Meena Kumari, she is widely regarded as one of the most talented Hindi movie actresses.
Madhubala was born as Mumtaz Begum Jehan Dehlavi in New Delhi, India on 14 February 1933 in a Muslim family. She was the fifth child among eleven children of a conservative Pathan couple.