Mumtaz (Hindi: मुमताज़ Arabic: ممتاز) (born 31 July 1947) is an actress of Hindi Cinema who appeared in a number of Hindi movies. Mumtaz started as a child actor, and she worked as an extra junior artiste in 6 films in 1961–1963. From 1963 to 1968, she acted in low-budget movies, then known as B-grade movies, opposite Dara Singh. In A-grade movies, she caught attention with the 1965 film Mere Sanam in which she played the role of a vamp, and after this, she appeared in a number of A-grade movies in supporting roles, including Patthar Ke Sanam, Ram Aur Shyam, and Brahmchari. But it was the 1969 hit movie Do Raaste which made her an overnight star actress. It was one of her first A-grade movies as the heroine and her first movie with actor Rajesh Khanna. The 1970s proved to be an era which established Mumtaz as one of the most successful actresses of Hindi Cinema. She won the Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khilona in 1970. She was voted the second-most-popular beauty in the poll conducted as part of the celebrations of 100 years of Indian cinema, in association with the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), in 2012.