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Noorjahan

Noorjahan

(1926-2000)

Playback singer, actress and director


She was the greatest film personality in Pakistan..!
Some facts about Noorjahan
Real name Allah Wasai
Active career1935-1997
Date of Birth Tuesday, 21 September, 1926
Born at Kasur, Punjab, Pakistan
Language Punjabi
Profession Singing
Family Ejaz Durrani (1959-71) and Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi (1942-56)

Melody Queen Madam Noorjahan was one and only artist from the Indian and Pakistani film history who was a super star artist since her childhood and continued her dominance in seven long decades..!!!

She was born in the 1920s and became super star as Baby Noorjahan in the late 1930s. She achieved amazing success as a top class film heroine and playback singer in the 1940s in the pre-partition era. She continued her success in the 1950s in Pakistan and was unmatchable playback singer from the 1960s till her sickness in the late 1990s.

Madam Noorjahan was introduced on Lahore stage by the legend music director Baba G.A. Chishti and got debut as a child actress and singer in Calcutta made Punjabi film Sheela as Pind Di Kurri in 1935. She became super star child star from film Gul Bakavli in 1939 and got huge success in the whole British India from a Lahore made Hindi/Urdu film Khandan in 1942. She was also on top in Bombay where Zeenat (1945), Anmol Gharhi (1946) and Jugnu (1947) etc. were all time greatest films.

Madam Noorjahan was on the top in her native country Pakistan in the 1950s with big movies like Chann Way (1950), Dopatta (1952), Intezar (1956) and Koel (1959). She decided to restrict her to playback singing and dominated from film Salma in 1960 till Sakhi Badshah in 1996.

Madam Noorjahan was born as Allah Wasai on September 21, 1926 in a musicians family in Qasoor. She was married to film producer and director Syed Shoukat Hussain Rizvi and later film hero Ejaz. She had two sons and four daughters. She died on December 23, 2000 in Karachi in the holy night of 27th Ramadan.




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(This Urdu/Punjabi article was first published on December 16, 2010)


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