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Google marks Indian cine star Madhubala's 86th birthday with sketch doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant Google marks Indian cinema icon Madhubala's 86th birthday with a sketch doodle drawn by Bangalore-based artist Muhammed Sajid.

According to Google's website, because of her stunning beauty and subtle expressions, she was 'widely known as the Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood' and even termed as the 'Biggest Star in the World in 1952 by the Theatre Arts magazine' despite a 'tragically brief career' spanning 70 films.

"Raised in the slums of Bombay, she supported her family as a child star and soon became a leading lady known for her elegance on screen and considerable acting abilities. Born in Delhi on this day in 1933, Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi was raised in a town located near the Bombay Talkies film studio. She appeared in her first film at the age of 9, billed as Baby Mumta," informs the website.

According to the website, it was in 1947 she got the 'lead role in Neel Kamal at the age of 14' with the name screen name Madhubala and became a 'spellbinding breakout performance in the box office hit Mahal'?

"While her breathtaking appearance earned comparisons to Venus, Madhubala was a gifted actor with an understated style well suited for comedies, dramas, and romantic roles alike. She fell in love with Dilip Kumar, her co-star in the 1951 romance Tarana, but her father, who managed her career, interfered. The actors' chemistry in the epic historical drama Mughal-e-Azam—one of the most popular and expensive movies in Bollywood history—was undeniable and unforgettable," it adds.

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