Arts for India to honour actress Mumtaz at BAFTA London


Arts for India charity to honour Bollywood actress Mumtaz Madhwani with Dayawati Modi award for her lifetime achievement on the 19th Oct 2016 at an event hosted at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London.

Mumtaz was widely recognised as the most beautiful and the best actress of Hindi film Cinema.

The 1970s proved to be an era which established Mumtaz as the most successful actress of
Indian film Cinema.

Speaking on this occasion Mumtaz said to Journalism News Network “Thank you very much Arts for India. I am very lucky that I have been given this award. I really feel honoured”.


Every year, Arts for India charity awards eminent personalities for their outstanding achievement in the field of art, culture, and education.

Previous Arts for India awardees include:
• Actress Goldie Hawn;
• Shri Amitabh Bachchan.

Arts for India (AFI) Charity sponsors students at IIFA (International Institute of Fine Arts), based in Modinagar, India. On this occasion, late Sir Richard Attenborough will also be honoured.  International actor Kabir Bedi will also be attending this event.

Mumtaz appeared in a number of commercially and critically successful movies such as Sachaa Jhutha, Khilona, Tere Mere Sapne, Apna Desh, Chor Machaye Shor, Roti, Prem Kahani.

At the peak of her career, she married a business tycoon, Mayur Madhvani, and took a break from movies. In her short career, she was awarded Filmfare Award for Best Actress. In 1996, she received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In June 2008, she was honored for her “Achievements in Indian Cinema” by the International Indian Film Academy(IIFA) in Bangkok.

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Mumtaz started acting from childhood and appeared in Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). As a teenager, she also acted in Vallah Kya Baat Hai, Stree and Sehra in the early 1960s. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for one of her favorite films Khilona in 1970 and audience widely accepted her in an emotional role. Mumtaz pairing with Rajesh Khanna was the most successful in a total of 10 films.