Remembering Madhubala On Her 86th Birth Anniversary: The Eternity Of Style And Beauty


Stars have come and gone, however, we still emphasise on granting the coveted title of the most sought-after woman in Hindi Cinema to Madhubala. She is recognised to be one of the most gorgeous and iconic starlets of the Bollywood Film Industry. Her unarguably charming beauty and persona were beyond question and assuredly has been matched to the Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe. Madhubala has starred in various films in Bollywood in between1942 to1964. She made her first acting debut when she was 9 with the film Basant (1942). In a career of 22 golden years, she has acted in more than 70 films and has been titled as the VENUS of Indian Cinema.  

Madhubala was last seen in Jwala (1971) opposite Sunil Dutt, which also happened to be her last film. Her untimely demise due to a long sickness was tragic for the whole industry.  

From her stunning glamorous accessories and bold lip shades to her divine love for white apparels – Madhubala’s fashion assertion has been perfectly imitated over the years. 

On Madhubala’s 86th birth anniversary, here’s highlighting 4 things about Madhubala’s style and beauty-

 #1 Unarguable Fashion Sense

Madhubala had no hesitations about her body shape, her curves, and her off-shoulder chic apparels. From wearing buxom tops & fitted shirts to floor length skirts, she never did shy away from holding the ‘curvy’ look. Her fashion wardrobe involved wide trousers and chequered shirts.

#2 Effortless Hair

Madhubala was known to wake up with perfect hair. No hot curls and no pokey straight strands, Madhubala looked no less than a glam goddess with her naturally wavy hair.

#3 Red Lip Shade

Madhubala’s sculpted face demanded no make-up but the ruby lip shade she wore observed in some famously shot pictures were more than just make-up. To get a perfect Madhubala loud lip appeal, donning a bold lip shade should be on every girl’s bucket list.

#4 Experimenting Was Her Maxim

Madhubala’s idea of leisure was to go on long trips. Not one to spend money on clothes and jewellery, it took very little to make her comfortable. Her compelling spirit of dressing made her one of the iconic stars not only in India but across the world as the embodiment of grace, vogue and a woman embracing her ground. She could pull off anything she wore. The traditional pant shirt or the mid-length dresses she enrobed with the offhand technique was a unique portrayal of an Indian woman who can be what she wants. Then, of course, her whimsical way of wrapping the light sarees with big floral prints and light texture and how she tucked the corner of her pallu encompassing her waist, was also her signature. 

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