Mehmood was born on September 29, 1932 in Bombay. Her mother Mumtaz Ali was a famous actress-dancer. Mehmood was the 9th child to his parents. After completing his schooling, Mehmood did many odd jobs. Once he was a driver to director P. L. Santoshi, and then was hired to teach Table Tennis to Meena Kumari. It was after his marriage that Mehmood thought of working in films, so that he could earn some big money in quick time.
Mehmood first appeared in a small role in Bimal Roy’s Do Bigha Zameen (1953). His next major role was in C.I.D (1956). He then played a small part in Pyaasa (1957).
Mehmood’s first major role was in Chote Nawab (1961). He then did Dil Tera Diwana (1962), where his performance was acclaimed a lot. After a few more supporting roles, Mehmood ...» read full biography