Veteran actor Mumtaz celebrates her 75th birthday today. Her businessman husband Mayur Madhvani threw a grand lunch in Uganda on the occasion in the presence of her daughters Tanya and Natasha as well as their children. The actor has revealed that she received jewelry and a Mercedes as a birthday present from him. Also read: When Mumtaz said that Rajesh Khanna missed her after she got married and moved to the US, ‘Kaka was too proud a man to say it’
Mumtaz is one of the most successful actors of the 60s and 70s. She is known for several memorable films such as Do Raaste (1969), Bandhan (1969), Aadmi Aur Insaan (1969), Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Khilona (1970 ), Tere Mere Sapne (1971), Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971). ), Apna Desh (1972), Loafer (1973), Jheel Ke Us Paar (1973), Chor Machaye Shor (1974), Aap Ki Kasam (1974), Roti (1974), Prem Kahani (1975) and Nagin (1976) .
Speaking of her birthday celebrations, Mumtaz told ETimes that her entire family joined her on the big day. When asked what her husband had given her on that occasion, she said, “He’s given me practically everything in life. But if you ask about today’s birthday, he gifted me the latest model of a Mercedes. And jewelry.”
Mumtaz also recalled being too busy to celebrate her birthdays during her time in the Hindi film industry. Talking about celebrating birthdays on movie sets, she shared: “Every time a cake was shouted and everyone cheered. But I’ve been so busy celebrating toh door kibath throughout my career (forget the celebrations), I couldn’t time to see some of my movies that were released.
However, the actor refuses to feel 75 and claims she is still 18. “I still dance. I still exercise for almost 90 minutes a day,” she added.
Mumtaz occasionally flies to India to spend time with her movie friends. In November last year, she paid a surprise visit to Shatrughan Sinha and his family at their home. She will now be seen in a pivotal role in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali web series, titled Heeramandi.