#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

01 / 21

A young and effervescent image of a girl dressed in a figure-hugging orange saree passes through one’s mind whenever one hears the name Mumtaz. The memory has been etched in everyone’s hearts and minds! Having started out her career as a child actor, Mumtaz worked her way to the top in Hindi cinema. She has worked with most of the leading heroes of her time, delivered memorable roles and iconic styles. The actress had the charm to steal the show and it was more for her presence in movies that attracted the audience to the cinema halls. Known for her charm and cute demeanor, Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her ethnic and modern looks.

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02 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

Mumtaz Askari Madhvani, fondly known as Mumtaz, was born on July 31, 1947. Her parents got divorced just a year after her birth. After their separation, Mumtaz’s mother moved in with her maternal grandmother and aunt. The family went through a financial crisis, which is why Mumtaz and her sister Malika decided to work in the film industry to help their family. She started her career as a child actress in ‘Sone Ki Chidiya’ in 1958. Mumtaz was only eleven. The actor made her debut as an adult opposite Dara Singh in the 1963 film ‘Faulad.’

 

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03 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

Her appearance as a vamp in the 1965 movie ‘Mere Sanam,’ popularised Mumtaz, especially the song ‘Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera.’ Her gorgeous face which sizzled on the silver screen made her a sensation.

 

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04 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

She got major roles as the lead in action movies as well that labelled her as a ‘stunt-film heroine.’ The blockbuster ‘Do Raaste’ in 1969 starring Rajesh Khanna made Mumtaz a full-fledged star. Even though she had a small role, director Raj Khosla filmed four songs with her, which made her popular.

 

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05 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

Since then, it was all smooth sailing and Mumtaz became one of the most sought-after actresses of her time. She was at the peak of her career in the 1960s and 1970s, bagging movies and earning accolades for her roles. She worked with top actors including Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand and Rajesh Khanna. Her innocent appeal on-screen with distinct sensuality charmed everyone.

 

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06 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

Mumtaz brought a sense of liveliness which has served as an inspiration for many young women and actresses who always look up to her as a style diva. She never hesitated to go beyond the fashion norms, while sweeping several hearts in the process.

 

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07 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

In 1968, when multi-starrer ‘Brahmachari’ hit the screens, people rushed to the theatres to catch a glimpse of its incredible star cast. The movie starred Pran, Rajshree, Mumtaz and Shammi Kapoor. It was a major hit at the box office and more so, Mumtaz’s form-fitting bright orange saree. It was not just the saree, but the style in which she draped it, which became a sensation in Indian fashion. The look set a new benchmark for innovations in the age-old traditional attire.

 

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08 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

The best thing about Mumtaz was her ability to adapt to any role and make any ensemble a part of who she was. Whether it was a tight fighting dress or a simple saree, the actress made it look easy and classy all at once.

 

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09 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

Mumtaz was seen in all shades and styles. She was one actress who never shied away from setting her best fashion foot forward.

 

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10 / 21

20259450 #ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks | Photogallery

#ETimesTrendsetters: Mumtaz gave fashion a new meaning in the era gone by with her charming looks

Mumtaz also shed her demure image and surprised everyone with her sensuous look in a black bikini in the 1972 film ‘Apradh.’ She once revealed that she was not confident about showing her thighs on camera but it was her co-star Feroz Khan who helped her overcome it.

 

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