Mumtaz (born July 31, 1947 in Bombay, India) is a famous Bollywood actress.
Mumtaz originally of Indo-Iranian descent was born in Bombay to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha on July 31, 1947. She entered Bollywood at the age of twelve.
The originally Arabic (masculine) adjective, Mumtaz, means distinguished or excellent. Arabs do not use it as a common name. The term was later adopted by Urdu, Persian and Turkish.
She started as an extra in films in the early 1960s. She accepted small roles in big films like Mujhe Jeene Do and big roles in small budgeted stunt films like Boxer, Samson, Tarzan, and King Kong. In the 1960s, she starred in as many as 16 action films with freestyle wrestler Dara Singh and was labelled as a stunt film heroine.
She first gained attention in a supporting role as a vamp in the A grade color hit film Mere Sanam (1965). The memorable sexy song yeh hai reshmai was picturized on her. The success of the film ...
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