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Anjuman – Profile


Anjuman – Profile


Anjuman Shaheen, popularly known as Anjuman, was born in Bahawalpur. The last nawab of Bahawalpur was her grandfather. Her father married her mother secretly because he was already married and disowned Anjuman after the death of her mother. Anjuman spent her early childhood in Multan, where she was brought up by her maternal relatives.

Anjuman’s entry into film world was accidental. Yesteryears actress Zeba saw her dancing at a function, and advised Anjuman to join film industry. Despite her initial apprehension, she entered the film industry when Shabab Kiranvi casted her in his Urdu film, Wadey Ki Zanjeer (1979). Her initial Urdu films including Do Rastey, Aap se kya Parda and Rishta failed to make an impression at box-office.

However, her pairing with legendary Punjabi hero Sultan Rahi and her playback voice Noor Jehan in Punjabi film Chan Veryam proved to be very beneficial as the film did excellent business at the box office. After the release of Chan Veryam, Sultan-Anjuman-Noor combo gave hits after hits throughout the 80’s. Their successful pairing included diamond jubilee hits Chan Veryam, Sher Khan, and Sala Sahib.

As an actress, she gave more than adequate performances in Mehndi and Insaniyat Key Dushman.

She married a government officer, Mubeen Malik and had two children from him – Ali and Sharoon. She left film industry in 1995, and after a lull of 5 years, her comeback in 2000 was not successful.

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