Category: Actors & Actresses

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Nazar

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On November 8, 2009
Nazar was Pakistan’s first indigenous comedian. He made his debut in Punjabi film Gul-Baloch (released on 28th February 1944), which also introduced Indian Playback singer Mohd. Rafi. After partition, he acted in Pakistan’s first feature film Teri Yaad (1948). Later he acted in Pheray – Pakistan’s first silver jubilee film and became so popular that […]

Saloni

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On November 8, 2009

When one recount Saloni’s name a couple of times, one is instantly reminded of Salome and her seven veils. Not that Saloni didn’t have her own chance to don tissue and chiffon and do a few

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Shabana

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On November 8, 2009
Bengali actress Shabana’s career was inextricably linked with Pakistani film actor Nadeem. In fact when the erstwhile star made his screen debut in the Urdu hit film Chakori in 1967, he was paired with the actress who began her career in the late 50’s in a slew of Bengali films. Chakori was Shabana’s first Urdu […]

Suchinda

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On November 8, 2009

In a land ruled by the arts and artistes, and romanticized by poetry and music, the gifts of creativity were many. The curve of the eyebrow, the charisma of lovely eyes and the wave of the fragrant ha

Shahpara

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On November 8, 2009

Shahpara was renowned Iranian actress who was invited by producer Mohsin Shirazi (later a popular host of TV chat shows) to work in his production Jaan Pehchan (1967). It was shot under the direction

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In an era ruled by Waheed Murad, Mohammad Ali and later Nadeem, Rahman was the only Bengali actor-director to rule the box office with his romantic-musical films in the former West Pakistan film industry. Born Abdur Rahman on February 27, 1937, in erstwhile East Pakistan, Rahman made his film debut in Ehtesham’s Bengali film, Ae […]

Nisho

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On November 8, 2009

Nisho made quite a sensation when she first made her appearance on the big screen in the early 70’s with Baazi. At first people thought she would occupy the slot left by Shamim Ara, which is to

Nabeela

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On November 8, 2009

Nabeela was popular supporting actress of Pakistani cinema, mostly active in 60s and 70s. She is best remembered for her powerful performance as Tangawallah‘s wife in Badnaam (1966), a film base

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Mumtaz

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On November 8, 2009
Mumtaz’s first cinematic appearance wasn’t in a film role, but during two intermittent song interludes in M. Usman’s 1973 Urdu film Farz where she wiggled her voluptuous yet constrained figure. This body kineticism gave way to another outstanding song sequence in Haider Chaudry’s Punjabi film Ziddi with Yusuf Khan, Zamarrud and Firdous. The song, based […]
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