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Mumtaz Shanti
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Shanti posing for a publicity poster in 1943
BornMumtaz Begum
1926 (1926)
(age 66–68)
Lahore, Pakistan1993/1994
(age 66–68)
🏳️ NationalityIndia, later Pakistan
Other names
💼 Occupation
Film actress
💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  1937-1975
👩 Spouse(s)Wali Sahib
👶 ChildrenSikander Wali
Zafar Iqbal

Mumtaz Shanti (1926-1993 or 1994) was a Bollywood actress, who was best known for her work throughout the 1940s.[1] She appeared in 24 films, including Basant (1942), Badalti Duniya (1943), Kismet (1943), and Dharti Ke Lal (1946).


She was very popular in the 1940s and early 1950s with hit movies like Basant (1942), Kismet (1943), and Ghar Ki Izzat (1948) with a young Dilip Kumar.[2][3]

Shanti in Basant (1942)

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.[3][1]

Almost all the songs: "Dheeray Dheeray 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.[1]

Personal life and death[edit]

Mumtaz Shanti was married to Wali Mohammad Khan (Wali Saheb),[1] a film director and writer in pre-partition Bollywood. They both moved to Pakistan in the early 1950s. Wali Saheb died of heart failure in 1977. Mumtaz Shanti died in Pakistan in 1993/94.[3]


  1. Aakraman (1975)
  2. Zamane Ki Hawa (1952)[1]
  3. Aahuti (1950)
  4. Biwi (1950)
  5. Putli (1950)
  6. Ghar Ki Izzat (1948)[2]
  7. Heer Ranjha (1948)[4]
  8. Padmini (1948)
  9. Diwani (1947)
  10. Doosri Shadi (1947)
  11. Dharti (1946)
  12. Magadhraj (1946)
  13. Pujari (1946)
  14. Shravan Kumar (1946)
  15. Chand Chakori (1945)[4]
  16. Bhartruhari (1944)
  17. Lady Doctor (1944)[4]
  18. Pagli Duniya (1944)
  19. Kismet (1943)[1]
  20. Badalti Duniya (1943)[1]
  21. Sawaal (1943)
  22. Basant (1942)[1]
  23. Mangti (1942) - a Punjabi language Diamond jubilee film[1]
  24. Sohni Kumharan[1] (1937) (a Punjabi language film and her debut film as an actress)[1]


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