Google doodle pays tribute to Madhubala on her 86th birthday

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On Valentine's day Google has put up a google doodle on Madhubala the eternal beauty queen of Bollywood. Often known as the Marilyn Monroe of Bollwood, Madhubala was known for her portrayal of sensitive women in her films.

Known for her portrayal of Anarkali in Mughal-e-Azam and other iconic characters, Madhubala has acted in almost 70 films and began her career in films at the age of 9. She received her only nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mughal-e-Azam.

Born on this day, She began her carrier at the age of 9 with the film Basant. Madhubala's smoldering looks had once interested ace photographer James Burke who captured her images extensively for the Life Magazine. Her tragic death and short life had earned her the comparison with Marylin Monroe.

Though she had a long relationship with Dilip Kumar, she married Kishore Kumar in 1960. She passed away at the age of 36 after prolonged illness. She had become so weak by the time of her death that she was not able to go for the shooting of the last bit for the movie Chalak opposite Raj Kapoor. The movie never saw the light of day as it was never completed.