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Mumtaz Shanti
Mumtaz Shanti

Mumtaz Shanti (Urdu: ممتاز شانتی) was a famous movie star of the Bollywood yesteryears. She was very popular in the 1940s and early 1950s with hit movies like Basant (1942), Kismet (1943), and Ghar Ki Izzat (1948)[1] with a young Dilip Kumar.[citation needed]

The movie Kismet in 1943 was the most significant of her illustrious career. The film starring Ashok Kumar as the hero broke all previous box office records and, besides celebrating many jubilees all over India, ran for 3 years in a single theatre in Calcutta — a record that has been broken only by Ramesh Sippy's Sholay in the seventies and later by Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.[citation needed]

Almost all the songs: "Dheerey Dheerey Aa Re Baadal" (with Ashok Kumar and Ameer Bai), "Papiha Re" (with Parul Ghosh), "Aaj Himalay Ki Choti Se" (with Amir Bai and Chorus), "Ab Tere Siwa Kaun Mera" (with Ameer Bai), "Ghar Ghar Mein Diwali Hai" (with Ameer Bai) became a rage throughout the country.[citation needed]


Personal life/deathEdit

Mumtaz Shanti was married to Wali Mohammad Khan (Wali Saheb), a film director and writer in pre-partition Bollywood. They both moved to Pakistan in the early 1950s. Wali Saheb died in 1977. Mumtaz Shanti died in Pakistan in 1989.[citation needed]


  1. Aakraman (1975)
  2. Zamane Ki Hawa (1952)
  3. Aahuti (1950)
  4. Biwi (1950)
  5. Putli (1950)
  6. Ghar Ki Izzat (1948)
  7. Heer Ranjha (1948)
  8. Padmini (1948)
  9. Diwani (1947)
  10. Doosri Shadi (1947)
  11. Dharti (1946)
  12. Magadhraj (1946)
  13. Pujari (1946)
  14. Shravan Kumar (1946)... Vidya
  15. Chand Chakori (1945)
  16. Bhartruhari (1944)
  17. Lady Doctor (1944)
  18. Pagli Duniya (1944)
  19. Kismet (1944)
  20. Badalti Duniya (1943)
  21. Sawaal (1943)
  22. Basant (1942)


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