April 15th, 2012

Sultana

Sultana

Sultana

[ Selected Filmography ]

Real Name -  Sultana Razzaq

Profession – Actress (Heroine), Producer

Most Active/Popular Decades – 1920s / 1930s

Religion – Muslim

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Date of Birth – ?

Date of Death – ?

Debut Film – Perhaps Veer Abhimanyu (1922)

Last Film – N/A

Significant others in the Film IndustryFatma Begum (Mother/Director-Actress), Zubaida (Sister/Actress[leading lady of India’s first talkie film Alam Ara (1931)]), Shehzadi (Sister/Actress), Jamila Razzaq (Daughter/Actress [Jamila was a prominent Pakistani actress])

Miscellaneous Info - Daughter of India’s first female director Fatima Begum and elder sister of Miss Zubeida [leading lady of India’s first talkie film Alam Ara (1931)], was a popular actress of silent era mostly cast in romantic roles. She started her career in early 1920s perhaps with Star Films’ Veer Abhimanyu (1922) and appeared in many silent and early talkie films. She married a wealthy gent Seth Razzaq and left for Karachi-Pakistan during partition. Later, she groomed her daughter Jamila Razzaq for a career in Pakistani films. Sultana also produced Hum Aik Hain (1961) to promote her daughter’s career. For that purpose, she hired the famous scriptwriter, dialogue writer and lyricist, Fayyaz Hashmi as its director. The film was shot partially in color and should be considered as one of the first colored experience of Lollywood. The film flopped and Sultana never produced another film again.

Her daughter Jamila married the famous cricketer, Waqar Hasan, who is the brother of the talented sound recording engineer and film maker, Iqbal Shehzad. Waqar Hasan is now a well known businessman, Chairman of National Foods, and he and his wife, Jamila Hasan are living happily in Karachi.

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Note - Photo Courtesy of Surjit Singh – Image Source

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