Pakistan Film Database
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1959
1958
1957
1956
1955
1954
1953
1952
1951
1950
1949
1948
prePartition Film Database
1947
1946
1945
1944
1943
1942
1941
1940
1939
1938
1937
1936
1935
1934
1933
1932
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927
1926
1925
1924
1923
1922
1921
1920
1919
1918
1917
1916
1915
1914
1913
Artists Database
Film Heroes
Film Heroines
Film Comedians
Film Villains
Supporting film artists
Film Directors
Film Producers
Film poets/Writers
Film Musicians
Film Singers
Folk Singers
Classical Singers
Pop Singers
Spiritual, Qawwal, Naat
Other artists/technicians
Film journalists
Radio/TV/Stage/Models
Foreign artists
prePartition artists

Artists
Pakistan Artist Database with useful info, figures & facts, images, videos, interviews etc..
Chacha Chaudhry

Chacha Chaudhry

(1909-2013)

Press Photographer


The iconic photo-journalist was considered the grandfather of photo-journalism in Pakistan.
Some facts about Chacha Chaudhry
Real name Faustin Elmer Chaudhry
Active career1935-1979
Date of Birth Saturday, 15 March, 1919
Born at Saharanpur, India
Language
Profession
Family Father of war hero Cecil Chaudhry

Faustin Elmer Chaudhry or Chacha Chaudhry started freelancing as a photographer. He launched his career as a journalist at The Civil and Military Gazette in 1935. He freelanced with several periodicals and newspapers before being hired in 1949 by Mian Iftikharuddin at The Pakistan Times. He worked under Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Mazhar Ali Khan and KM Asaf.

His work documented Lahore through the 1930ÃÆ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’‚¬ ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€š¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¾ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¢¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€š¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’‚¬¦ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¡ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¦ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€š¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’‚¬¦ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¡ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¦ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¾¢s into pictures of Partition and several unique images of Qaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. His work in the 1950ÃÆ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’‚¬ ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€š¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¾ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¢¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€š¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’‚¬¦ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¡ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¦ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€š¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’‚¬¦ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¡ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ€ Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ã¢â‚¬Å¾¢ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’¢ÃƒÆ’Æ’¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡¬Ãƒâ€¦¡¬ÃƒÆ’ƒ€š¦ÃƒÆ’ƒÆ’Æ€™Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡¬ÃƒÆ’…¡¾¢s captured the shift towards Islamisation. His photographs captured the movement against General Ayub Khan. Chaudhry also took the last photograph of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, before his execution in 1979.

F.E. Chaudhary was awarded several state awards, including the Tamgha-i-Khidmat and Pride of Performance.

He was the father of late war hero Cecil Chaudhry.

F.E. Chaudhry was born in Saharanpur in India to a Rajput family. His family moved to Jhelum where he studied at the Mission High School, Dalwal. Later, he studied at Forman Christian College in Lahore.

He died on his 104th birthday on March 15, 2013 at Lahore.





Latest Artists updates

Click on any image and read more on the latest updates..


Urdu/Punjabi articles
Urdu/Punjabi articles
Detailed film records

Read detailed film career records with online films of almost every famous artist from Pakistani films..



Movie & music links
on YouTube
Music channels on YouTube


Top