Salma Mumtaz was a renowned film actress from the 1960/70s. She was introduced in film Darbar in 1958 and became specialist in mother-roles, especially in Punjabi films. She got breakthrough in film Mouj Mela in 1963. She was very busy actress in social Punjabi films until mid 1970s and appeared in more than 150 films.
Salma Mumtaz also directed and produced some films as Punjabi film BeAulad (1975) and a double version Urdu/Pashto film Multan Khan (1979) which was also released in Pashto version as Multanay same year. She also produced film Meri Dharti Mera Pyar (1970) and a double version Punjabi/Pashto film Puttar Da Pyar (1972) which was relased in Pashto version as Da Zooe Meena on January 2, 1976.
Salma Mumtaz was elder sister of actress Shammi who was married to Sudhir, the first super star film hero in Pakistani films. Actress Nida Mumtaz was her daughter. She died on January 20, 2012 in Lahore.