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Bahaar – Profile



Kishwar Sultana, popularly known as Bahar, was born on 1st August 1944. She joined the film industry in 1955, when she was introduced by director Anwar Kamal Pasha for his Punjabi film, Chan Mahi (1956). It was a box office hit and brought Bahar many offers from different directors which she could not accept because of signing an exclusive contract with Pasha. When her contract expired, she worked as a leading lady with other directors in such films as Ghar Jawai (1958) and Himmat (1959), but none were successful. This affected her popularity, but she won the public’s approval again with Salma (1960), a Golden Jubilee film that did a record business and received many awards.

Bahar has worked in both Urdu and Punjabi films and she performs all types of roles equally well. When she was doing Daal Mein Kala (1962), she fell in love with director Iqbal Yousaf. They married and had two children. After this, Bahar completed her under production films and then left the film industry to give more time to her husband and children, but her marriage ended in divorce. Seven years after quitting films, she rejoined the industry to do Kanoon Tey Maan as a character actress. Now famous for her character acting, she has been given the title of Malka-i-Jazbat (Queen of Sentiments). Bahar has acted in many outstanding films in her long career and has received many awards.

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