Anjana Mumtaz Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on March 23, 2022

Anjana Mumtaz is an Indian actress, who worked in hundreds of Indian films. She is best known for her supporting roles in Hindi, Gujrati and Marathi films. She has been working in movies since 1969, and has played multiple leading and supporting roles in her career. [1]She gained massive popularity with her exemplary performances in popular movies like Dil Hi To Hai (1992), Sati Naag Kanya (1983) and Bandhe Haath (1973).

Wiki/Biography

Anjana Mumtaz was born on Tuesday, 4 January 1941 (age 82 years; as of 2022) in Bombay, India. [2] Anjana didn’t like studies at all, but she still managed to clear her tenth boards, which was considered an achievement in the 1960s. She was fond of movies, which is why her mother invested in her dance coaching and hired a skilled teacher named Mangal Master. Later she also learned classical Kathak Dance from Sir Gopi Krishan. [3]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 3″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Family & Caste

She belongs to a Hindu Maharashtrian family.

Parents & Siblings

She is the daughter of Dinanath and Mangla Manjrekar. Her father was a fire brigade worker, and her mother was a homemaker.

Anjana with her parents

Anjana with her parents

She also has a sister named Madhu Manjrekar and a brother named Sudhir Manjrekar. Her sister worked as an actress, and her brother is a retired Bank of India official. [4]

Husband & Children

She fell in love with an Air India official Sajid Mumtaz and married him in 1978. The couple has a child named Ruslaan Mumtaz who is himself an actor and debuted in Bollywood with Mera Pehla Pehla Pyar in 2007. [5] He married Nirali Mehta on 14 February 2014 [6] and has a child named Rehan Mumtaz.

Anjana with her family

Anjana with her husband and family

Anjana once said,

I am very lucky because I have a very sweet daughter in law.” [7]

Career

Anjana Mumtaz was a huge fan of Meena Kumari. In 1965, she got to know that her favourite actress was shooting for Paakeeza at the Filmistan Studio. She didn’t hesitate once and went to meet Meenaji, who welcomed her fan with a warm smile. She also introduced Anjana to Kamal Sahab, who decided to cast her in his movie Shankar Hussain which was delayed for release. Meanwhile, she was signed for the movie Sumbundh with producer S. Mukherjee in which she debuted playing the lead role in 1969. The movie became a big hit, which marked the beginning of her journey in films. After that, she signed many big films with famous actors including Dharmendraji, Mehmoodji, Sanjeev Kumar and Joy Mukherjee. After that, she worked in many Hindi, Gujrati and Marathi films. After having a baby, she stopped working in movies for a while and soon returned to work by taking up supporting roles in films for decades. [8]

Anjana Mumtaz in a movie still with Kader Khan

Anjana Mumtaz in a movie still with Kader Khan

Favourites

  • Actress: Meena Kumari

Facts/Trivia

  • Anjana worked in over 100 films.
  • Her name was Anjana Manjrekar and she changed it to Anjana Mumtaz after her marriage.
  • She is a famous actress known for playing the role of a mother in the 90s.
  • She was recommended to a producer by the famous actress Meena Kumari.
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