Mumtaz Begum was a yesteryear Indian actress who was a very prominent face during golden era of Hindi films as a character artist.
She got fame and popularity from many popular movies like Dahej, Arju, Jagri, Jhanak Payal Baaje etc. She made his debut in Dahej with Prithviraj Kapoor. It was a V Shantaram film and a social drama film based on the dowry system. Afterwards, she played either a mother or a lead role in every film. She got a chance to play a supporting role opposite Suriya in his next film ‘Deewana’.
Her next important film was ‘Chirag kahan Roshni Kahan , where she played the mother-in-law of legendary actress Meena Kumari.
She faced a huge competition with actresses such as Durga Khote, Leela Chitnis and Faina Singer, who also played mother and mother-in-law roles in several Hindi films.
She worked in films with Mayubala, Waheeda Rehman, B. Saroja Devi, and Shashikala. Whatever role She got, he portrayed it. .
She worked with superstars like Dharmendra Rajendra Kumar, Shammi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Rajesh khanna.
Since many of his films were blockbusters, She got high recognition for his role.
Mumtaz Begum career spanned five generations of actors and immortalized any character she played. She was Rajendra Kumar and Dharmendra’s favorite mother on screen. She did not appear in many films after the 80s and have quit acting.