Mehmood's father Mumtaz Ali, was a trained Kathak dancer. He was very fond of dance and the arts as he was the Nawab of Arcot's first wife's son. This expertise in Kathak was handed down in genes and training to Mehmood's sister Minu Mumtaz as well. Minu Mumtaz's dancing skills are evident in songs in Hindi films such 'Saathiye Aaj Mohe' from 'Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam'.
Mehmood was actually a Tamilian as his paternal grandfather was the Nawab of Arcot. This helped him in getting his Tamil accent right when he played South Indian roles.
mehmood had good frienship with music legend Rd burman whom he gave break in his movie "bhoot bangla" and Kishore Kumar and Sunder. They had good understanding of each other and used to hang out a lot
Mehmood had a fictious Production company named "Wah Wah Productions" in Andaaz Apna Apna and Pyar Kiye Jaa.
Way back in 1979, actor Mehmood was planning a big-budget fare in 70 mm with not top actors, but 50 character actors in the cast.
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