Nazir Begum was a Pakistani playback singer active from mid-50s to 60s in Urdu and Punjabi films. She sang two of her earliest duets with Mehdi Hassan for Miss 1956 (1956) and remained middle-of-the-range singer throughout the late 50s and 60s singing for many Urdu and Punjabi films including Hasrat, Saperan, Chaudhary etc
1963 was an important year in Nazir Begum’s career because she sang some of the biggest hits of her career that year including Sama jab payara pyara ho, Suno ji baat (both were duets with Ahmed Rushdi) for Maa Ke Aansoo and Nimbhuan da jora for Punjabi film Tees Maar Khan.
With the increasing popularity of Noor Jehan as a playback singer in the early 60s, Nazir Begum along with many other playback singers took back seats and their careers started to go downhill. However, Nazir continued to sing in films like Neelam, Hath Jodi, Naghma-e-Sehra, Chattan, Samunder, Neela Parbat etc before she disappeared into oblivion with the arrival of the 70s.