Salma Mumtaz (1926 – January 21, 2012) was a Pakistani film actress, dancer, director and producer. Mumtaz made her film debut as an actress in the 1960 Urdu language film, Neelofar.<ref name=deccan></ref> A dancer in addition to an actor, Mumtaz danced in more than three hundred predominantly Punjabi language films during her career.<ref name=deccan/> She also became known for portraying mothers and motherly figures opposite well known Pakistani and Indian actors, including Waheed Murad, Mohammad Ali, and Shahid.<ref name=deccan/> Some of her best known films included Dil Mera Dharkan Teri, Puttar Dai Piyar, Heer Ranjha, and Sheran Di Jori. Mumtaz also worked behind the camera as a film director and producer.<ref name=deccan/>
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