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Pakistani Music and Singers

From the 40s/50s

*Madam Noor Jehan
» Munawar Sultana
» Ali Bakhsh Zahoor
» Kousar Perveen
» Inayat Hussain Bhatti
» Zubaida Khanum
» Iqbal Bano
» Malka Pukhraj
» Pakhraj Pappu
» Salim Raza
» Munir Hussain
» Naseem Begum
» Ahmad Rushdi
» Mehdi Hassan
» Naheed Niazi
» Najma Niazi
» Fazal Hussain
» Azra Saleem
» Salamat Ali
» Sharaft Ali
» S.B. John
» Zahida Perveen
» Zeenat Begum
» Irene Perveen
» Nazir Begum
» Zarif
» Imdad Hussain
» Sain Akhtar
» Sain Mehmood
» Sadiq
» Sajjad
» Mubarak Begum
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MEETHI MEETHI BATIYON SE JIYA NA JALA-RAAZ

Film RAAZ, A memorable movie of that era, jis ki khusooseat is film ki kahani aur awami adakar ALLAUDDIN ki naqabil e faramosh acting thi. suspense aur tajjassus say murrassa yeh film hamari film industry ka urooj yaad delati hai, SHAMIM ARA played a club dancer role in this movie not heroin.From the 60s/70s

» M. Kaleem
» S.D. Batish
» Bashir Ahmad
» Mala
» Masood Rana
» Ustad Amanat Ali Khan
» Farida Khanum
» Asif Khan
» Qazi Anwar Hussain
» Khursheed Begum
» Shoukat Ali
» Waseem Farooqi
» Salim Shehzad
» Nighat Seema
» Naseema Shaheen
» Mujeeb Alam
» Runa Laila
» Dina Laila
» Tasawur Khanum
» Nadeem
» Habib Wali Mohammad
» Firdousi Begum
» Shehnaz Begum
» Rangeela
» Rajjab Ali
» Samar Iqbal
» Nayyara Noor
» Akhlaq Ahmad
» A. Nayyar
» Shazia
» Robina Badar
» Afshaan
» Ghulam Ali
» Roshan
» Pervez Mehdi
» Shoukat Saleem
» Naheed Akhtar
» Mehnaz
» Ghulam Abbas
» Assad Amanat Ali Khan
» Khayal Mohammad
» Meh Jabeen Qazalbaash
» Hassan Sadiq
» Shahida Mini
» Trannum Naz
» Shamsa Kanwal
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From the 80s/90s
» Humera Channa
» Azra Jehan
» Anwar Rafi
» Waris Baig
» Asif Javed
» Asif Mehdi
» Hamid Ali Khan
» Arshad Mehmood
» Adnan Sami Khan
» Tehseen Javed
» Shabnum Majeed
» Saira Naseem
» Farooq Shaad
» Tauseef Daar
» Ameer Ali
» Naseebo Laal
» Shazia Manzoor
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Madam Noor Jehan was the greatest film and music personality in the history of showbiz in Pakistan.
She started her film career in the age of just nine years old and became super star as baby artist and then a top singer and actress in Indian movies. After the partition, she moved from Bombay and started her film career in Pakistan as actress, singer and the first female film director with film Chann We in 1951. Her last film Ghalib was released in 1961.Since 1959 she became playback singer and dominated in more than 35 years. She sung appropriately more than six thousand songs in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films.
She married twice, first with film director Shoukat Hussain Rizvi in 1942 and then film producer and hero Ejaz Durrani in 1959 and she had six children’s.
Madam Noor Jehan was born in a very poor family on September 21, 1926 at Qasoor, Punjab and died on December 23, 2000 at Karachi as one of the richest woman in the country.
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Salim Raza was a super star playback singer, who dominated Pakistani Urdu film music from the mid 50s to the mid 60s. He was born in Lahore in a Christian family and his first film as playback singer was Qatil in 1955. He got breakthrough from his all time super hit song “Yaaro mujhe muaaf rakho, main nashey mein hoon…” (Saat Laakh – 1957)
He sung many other super hit songs in many big films like Aas Paas, Do Rastey, Haboo, Hamsafar, Seema and many more (See the list to the right). His last big film was Pail ki jhankar in 1966.
Salim Raza died in 1983 in Canada.

Salim Raza did try a music school in Canada but it failed.. us par taxes demand kiay Canadian Govt nay as if it had to earn millions :(  dhalti umar, lagatar Sugar aur blood pressure kay effects .. maali mushkilaat, family ki sard-mehri, ghair-mulk mein rehnay kay apnay problems .. BBC nay bhi sirf maali-madad karnay kay liay hi bulaya tha in ko cuz unhein pata chala tha kay ye financial crisis mein hain. Salim Raza khud-dar aadmi thay unhoo nay 15 min ki recording kay charges kay taur par unki help qabool ki. zara ghaur say loud suna isay to awaz mein jhalak mili unkay maazi ki. Waqt bahut bayrehm hay Mian. Josh says in Yadon ki Barat “Waqt insan ka batway (purse) jaisa moonh bana deta hay” phir Kharab sehat aur lagatar moozi beemari say fight. Pata nahi kin halat mein ye 3 songs record kiay hongay.

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Mehdi Hassan was born in a musician family in Rajhistan, India. He is more famous as Ghazal-singer and is best known as The King of Ghazal´s (Shehnshah-e-Ghazal) but in fact, he was the most successful playback singer in Pakistani Urdu films. His first released film was a Karachi made Urdu film Kanwari Beva in 1956 but his first song was in film Shikar in the same year which was: Nazar milte hi dil ki bat ka,,,labon par charcha na ho jaye…….

very nice composition by Robin Ghosh and Mehdi Hassan sahab ka to jawab he nahi,Film: Aaina, Released on:March 18, 1977 Actors: Shabnam, Nadeem, Music: Robin Ghosh, Amitabh copied Nadeem in same situation in Dostana, Both are very goood, poetry is by the great poet Suroor Barabankvi,

He struggled many years and got breakthrough from a Lahore-made film Susraal in 1962 with the song:Jis ne mere dil do dard diya,
us shakkal ko main ne bhulaya nahin……..Film Farangi (1964) was a milestone for Mehdi Hassan, when his Ghazal: Gullon mein rang bharey, bad-e-nobahar chaley…
Chaley bhi ao keh Gulshan ka karobar chaley………became a “Street song”. He was on the top of his film career in the 1970’s when he sang a big number of super hit songs in Pakistani films.

According to the complete songography, Mehdi Hassan sang a total number of 631 film songs in 445 released films from 1956-2000.
Beautiful lyrics, sweet music, everlasting voice,chocolate hero and cute zeba…what a combination have made this ghazal evergreen, Mehdi Hassan Khan a legend and an asset of Pakistani music.

Thaare naina barey beimaan hain-Aeena Aur Surat

He sang 542 songs in 368 Urdu films and 87 songs in 75 Punjabi films. He also sang in Sindhi and Bengali films. 1975 was his best year with 72 songs in a calendar year…..Some Urdu musical films
» Ghoonghat
» Aaina
» Saiqa
» Zarqa
» Dard
» Insaan aur Admi
» Insaaf aur Qanoon
» Ek Raat
» Mohabbat
» Dillagi
» Sharafat
» Mera naam hai mohabbat
» Zeenat
» Noukar
» Shabana
» Aaina
» Susraal
» Salakhen
» Amber
» Dehleez
Some Punjabi musical films
» Sassi Punnu
» Ishq mera naa
» Sohni Mehinwal
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Ahmad Rushdi was a top playback singer in Pakistani films in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He was most popular among the young music fans and a proudly answer to the Indian singer Kishore Kumar.

He started his show biz career as a stage actor in Indian city Hyderabad in 1952 where he sang his first song in film Ibrat. He migrated to Pakistan in 1954 and joined Radio Pakistan Karachi. He was honored to sing The National Anthem of Pakistan with ten other singers in 1955. His first superhit song on Radio was:

Bandar Road se Kemari, meri chali re Ghorha Garhi,
Babu, ho jana footpath par….

written an composed by Mehdi Zaheer.

Some facts about Ahmad Rushdi

Ahmad Rushdi’s first film as playback singer was Karnama but Karachi made Urdu film Anokhi was his first released film in 1956. The first film song was:
Mari Laila ne aisi katar, Mian Majnu ko aaya bukhar… was filmed on Lehri.
His first hit song was from Lahore made film Speran in 1961 with the lyrics:
Chand sa Mukhra, gora badan… filmed on Habib and music by Manzoor Ashraf (first film).
He got breakthrough from film Mehtab’s mega hit street song:
Gol Gappe wala aya, gol gappe laya…
in 1962 which was filmed on Allauddin.
His first Punjabi film was Chodhary in 1962 and the first Punjabi song was filmed on Asif Jah, which was:
Pyar tera main jholi paya te taaney marey Sharikan…
He became 1960’s “Abrar-ul-Haq” after his western style song “Koko-koreena… in film Armaan (1966)
Ahmad Rushdi’s peak period was from 1963-77. His last film as playback singer was Mashiq-o-Maghrib in 1985.
Ahmad Rushdi sang 812 Urdu, 132 Punjabi, 3 Sindhi, 3 Gujarati and a single English song – a total number of 951 film songs. These figures are without songs from un-released films and none-film songs.
Ahmad Rushdi’s 951 songs in 508 released films could be a record for any male singer in Pakistani films but according to incomplete songography of Masood Rana, his songs are 887 in 574 released films. Followed by Mehdi Hassan’s 631 songs in 445 films (complete figures)
Ahmad Rushdi sang the highest number of 812 Urdu songs in the highest number of 421 Urdu films. Followed by Mehdi Hassan’s 542 songs in 368 films (complete figures) and Masood Rana’s 357 Urdu songs in 213 films (incomplete figures).
Ahmad Rushdi sang 132 Punjabi songs in 75 Punjabi films. He was not successful in Punjabi films and sang mostly B- or C-class songs. But his Punjabi songs tally is the third highest by any male singer in Pakistan after Masood Rana’s 526 songs in 360 Punjabi films (incomplete figures) and Inayat Hussain Bhatti’s 222 songs in 114 films (complete figures)
Ahmad Rushdi sang the highest number of songs for Waheed Murad and set a record for the first ever “centaury partnership” by any male singer and actor. The only other example is by Mehdi Hassan-Mohammad Ali pair.
He also appeared as actor in following fims:

Anokhi (1956)
Aur bhi gham hayn (1960)
Raat ke Rahi (1960)
Lakho Fasaney (…)
Neelam (1963)
Jhallak (1964)
Insaan (1966)
Sartaj (1965)
Lakhon mein ek (1967)
Baharen phir bhi ayen gi (1969)
Kaneez (1965)
Chodhvin sadi (1972)
Dekha jaye ga (1976)
Ahmad Rushdi regards as a folk singer in the Urdu-speaking area’s. He was born on April 24, 1934 at Hyderabad Deccan (India) and died on April 11, 1983 at Karachi.
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Mala was a top female singer and only the second best to Madam Noor Jehan as playback singer. She sung many super hit songs in almost two decades singing career in the 60s/70s. Prominent musician G.A. Chishti introduced her in a Punjabi film Aabroo in 1961. Her first Urdu film was Suraj Mukhi but she got breakthrough from film Mehboob in 1962 with this super hit song:
Sapno mein urri urri jaun…
Mala was born in Faisalabad, her real name was Naseem Begum and she was younger sister of Pakistan’s first female music director Shamim Nazli. She died on March 6, 1990
Here are some of her other super hit film songs:
1-Dil deta hai ro ro duhai (Ishq par zor nahin 1963)
2-Agar tum pyar se dekho to apni jan (…..)
3-Tujh peh qurban, dilbar jan (Sarhad 1966)
4-Shama ka Shola bharak raha hai (Aadil 1966)
5-Dil mein basaya pyar se ham ne (Jaag utha Insaan 1966)
6-Kise awaz dun, tere siwa… (Sharik-e-Hayyat 1968)
7-Tere gham se mohabbat ho geye hai (Shab bakhair 1968)
8-Too ne bar bar kiya mujhe beqarar (Saza 1970)
9-Chaley thandi hawa chham chham (Najma 1970)
10-Ek albela Sajjan, too ne giriftar kiya (Naz 1970)
11-Pyar ke Naghmey kis ne chhairey (Baharen phir bhi ayengi 1970)
12-Dillun mann layi, teri bann geyi (Ucha naa pyar da 1970)
13-Koi kar ke bahana sanu mil Mahi we (?)
Some Urdu musical films
» Aashiyana
» Farangi
» Kaneez
» Naila
» Armaan
» Insaniyat
» Doraha
» Chand aur Chandni
» Saiqa
» Sangdil
» Behan Bhai
» Dil mera dharkan teri
» Nayi Laila Naya Majnoo
» Bazi
» Rangeela
» Charagh kahan Roshni kahan
» Pyar ka mousam
» Haar geya Insaan
Some Punjabi musical films
» Mouj Mela
» Daachi
» Malangi
» Jeedaar
» Chann Makhna
» Babul
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Masood Rana was the most perfect and the most versatile playback singer in both Urdu and Punjabi films. He was the only male singer in Pakistani films who continuously sang from his first film in 1962 till his death in 1995 – 34 years..!
Masood Rana began his singing career in 1955 from Radio Pakistan Hyderabad. His first film as playback singer was a Karachi made Urdu film Inqalab in 1962 and his first film song was a patriotic song:Mashriq ki tareek faza mein naya svera phoota hay
Ab yeh raaz khuley ga sab par kis ne kis ko loota hay
Masood Rana got breakthrough from his all time hit Punjabi song Tange wala khair mangda… in film Daachi (1964). Music critics called him Pakistani Rafi when he sang six mega hit songs in very high pitch in film Hamrahi (1966).
He was the first choice of every musician when there was any difficult song, especially songs in very high pitch. He was specialist in singing of title & theme songs in Pakistani films. His peak period was from 1964-76 and then 1990-94.
Masood Rana was born in Mir Pur Khas, Sindh in a Punjabi landowner family which belongs to Jalandhar, East Punjab and he died on October 4th, 1995. According to the incomplete songography, Masood Rana sang 887 songs in 574 released films from 1962-99. He sang 357 songs in 213 Urdu films and 526 songs in 360 Punjabi films. He also sang in Sindhi, Siraiki, Arabic and English. 1966 was his best year with 73 songs in a calendar year.
Some Urdu musical films
» Banjaaran
» Naela
» Badnaam
» Hamrahi
» Mere Mehboob
» Aaina
» Sangdil
» Chand aur Chandni
» Dil mera dharkan teri
» Nazneen
» Neend hamari khawab tumhare
» Baharo Phool Barsao
» Aansoo
» Dillagi
Some Punjabi musical films
» Daachi
» Malangi
» Bharia Mela
» Jigri Yaar
» Mirza Jatt
» Roti
» Badla
» Bau Jee
» Waryaam
» Sheran di jori
» Dillan de soudey
» Dil dian lagiyan
» Basheera
» Do Rangeelay
» Jeera Blade
» Banarsi Thugg
» Nagri Daata di
» Noukar Wohti da
» Sala Sahib
» Ishq nachawe gali gali
» Pyar karan toon naeen darna
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Nayyara Noor- Queen of Melody

Real music and poetry which takes me out of this world in Fantasy Land, This sears through the heart,  Nayyara has made the song timeless, This is the Best song of Nayyara, such a beutiful melody, her voice gave a mesmerising effect to this poem, superb, fabulous….Jiyo Nayyara Noor, it’s a master piece by Shamim Ahmed and Nayyara noor,  Nostalgia, I have childhood memories of our tv room with my brothers and sisters.

Great song with beautiful voice of Nayyar Noor, I hope Lollywood would work hard to bring back the family oriented movies and songs, A claasic!! So good that India copied it entirley in 1982’s Pyar Jukta nahin, India has copied so many songs of Robin Ghosh, he used to work with Lakshmi kant -payaray lal, Nadeem is reading ‘Jang’ Newpaper and Shabnam is ‘Amn’ Which in english is called ‘War’ & ‘Peace’. What a work according to Lyrics, AAEENA, this film has record in pak film industry which was being shown more than 5 years without breaking any one day in karachi on main theater BAMBINO.

she belongs to one of the richest family of pakistan but wow she is so simple and awesome, Nayyara should be declared a living national treasure. She is matchless, the way she says “hum” in the beginning simply takes my breath away, a beautiful ghazal by Faiz sahib. It was sung by shazia manzoor in the background of an old PTV drama “Maigh Malhar” which was filmed around the time when East Pakistan (now Bangladash) seperated from West Pakistan, a great tragedy though perhaps for the betterment of both parts, anyway back to the main topic, this ghazal is really heart touching, Faiz sahib was and is one of the greatest poet of Pakistan.

Songs of Nayyara Noor-Download

1- http://www.themuzik.com/songs.php?artist_nme=Nayyara%20Noor&artist_id=17
2- http://www.muziq.net/songs/Nayyara-Noor/Nayyara-Noor-Sings-Faiz/
3- http://www.pakistanimusic.com/search.php?artistid=86&sortby=1&perpage=20&category=ANY
4- http://www.ptv.com.pk/hit-songs-ghazals10.asp

The Melody Queen of Pakistan-Nayyara Noor was born in 1950 in Assam. Her family was a merchant class hailing from Amritsar who had settled in Gohati in the Eastern regions of India. Her father was an active member of the Muslim League and in 1958, the family moved to Pakistan. As a child, Nayyara is said to have been inspired by the bhajans of Kanan Devi and Kamla as well as the ghazals and thumris of Begum Akhtar.
Although Nayyara had no formal musical background nor formal training, she was discovered by Professor Israr at the Islamia College in Lahore after hearing her sing for her friends and teachers at an annual dinner at the National College of Arts in Lahore in 1968. Soon thereafter she was asked to sing for the university’s Radio Pakistan programme.
In 1971, Nayyara made her pubic singing debut in Pakistani television serials and then beginning with films like Gharana and Tansen. She has since sung ghazals composed by the likes of Ghalib and Faiz Ahmed Faiz and has performed with Mehdi Hassan. She has won three gold medals in the All Pakistan Music Conference and a Nigar Award for best female singer. She has since performed at countless mehfils and mushairas having cemented a following among ghazal lovers in Pakistan and India.
Talent rises to the top

Teri zameen kay ye chand taray hai jin ki Aankhon mein pyar tera
Sadaqatoan kay deye jala kar barha rahay hain waqar tera gawah rehna
Watan ki matti gawah rehna gawah rehna, The infinite capacity of the human voice is mind- boggling. When it comes to Nayyara, we realize that her voice has literally captivated the hearts and minds of those who enjoy beautiful singing throughout the world.
Sober, reserved, and shy, Nayyara fell into the music business by a fluke. In the early 1970s, she was doing a course with a diploma granted at completion in textile designing from the national college of arts, At that time, colleges and universities regularly held all Pakistan contests in various subjects, in which Nayyara often participated and won prizes, as well, A little later, she introduced herself to the relevant people in Pakistani television, In those days, Rafiq Waraij had been affiliated with an entertainment program. He had heard about Nayyara’s talents, and decided to give her an opportunity to sing.
Besides, in the mid-seventies, Nayyara had recorded a lot of geet, and ghazals for Arshad Mehmud for Pakistan television program, ‘Such gup’, and ‘Taal matol’.
Probably, Nayyara’s ascent from a textile designer to a reputed singer was propelled more by her own curiosity than ambition, It seemed that she was perfectly poised for the ghazal below:
‘Aye jazba-e-dil gar mein chahoon her cheese muqabil Aaja ye, manzil kay liye do gaam chaloon aur saamnay manzil Aaja ye’. Music composer, Master Manzoor Hussain, Poet, Bhehzad Lucknavi, recorded in Nayyara’s voice for Pakistan television’s music program, ‘Sukhanwar’.
‘Jazba-e-dil’ sent Nayyara into the stratosphere, Her initial huge success encouraged budding artists, including young, aspiring Pakistani girls to come forward and try their luck in the music arena, Nayyara’s lilting singing voice is a translation of music through the soul. Here is a more- subtle example of Nayyara’s artistic caliber:
‘Chalo usko’, nazm, poet, Zehra Nigah, composer, Mian Sheheryaar Zaidi, Pakistan television drama’83, ‘Daur-e-junoon’. Her ingenuity is evident perhaps, no where more so than in the presentation below:
‘Kabhi hum khubsurat thay’. Poet, Ahmed Shamim, Pakistan television drama serial, ‘Teesra kinara’.
Nayyara was the guest in the second episode of Anwar Maqsood’s Karachi television stage show, ‘Silver Jubilee’, in 1983. In ‘Silver Jubilee’, she rendered this geet, ‘Ghata ghanghor ghor, moar machaway chore, moray sajan Aaja’. Nayyara received tremendous applause from the audience in general and from Khursheed Banu in particular. Khursheed Banu, originally sang ‘Ghata ghanghor’, in the Indian film ‘Taan Sain’, Years ago Nayyara was so inspired by Begum Akhtar, that she was fond of listening to Begum Akhtar’s ghazals in old fashioned r m p gramophone record players, because audio cassette players were not common then.
This further enhanced Nayyara’s aptitude in music. Moreover, in college days, she was accustomed to singing ghazals, which had been originally recorded in Begum Akhtar’s voice and she gained a lot of popularity.
In Nayyara’s own words, ‘ghazal leaves a profound impact on the listener. The effect is rapid and lasting.’  Additionally, the ghazals, which Nayyara recorded for Pakistan television, have virtually immortalized the television’s image to the general public, Below is a ghazal that endured through all those years:
‘Rang barsaat nay bharay kuchh to’. Poet, Nasir Kazmi, Nayyara’s favorite poet.
Nayyara, who is an embodiment of humility, goes down in the annals of Pakistani show business as a rare singer few could imitate. Below is a fairly obvious example:

‘Phir sawan ruth ki pawan chali, tum yaad Aaye.’ Poet, Nasir Kazmi.
She stole the hearts of her fans with ‘Aye ishq hamay barbaad na kar’. Nazm, poet, Akhtar Shirani, exquisitely composed by Khalil Ahmed.Additionally, Nayyara believes that Ibn-e-Insha’s lyrics carry a unique pathos.

Below is an example:
‘Jale to jalao gori.’ Poet, Ibn-e-Insha.
Below is a national song, which Nayyara sang with inspiring conviction; its composition conveys the loyalty of world listeners. This presence never leaves:
‘Watan ki matti gawah rehna, gawah rehna.’
‘Watan ki matti’ is widely listened from Karachi to Khyber.
While sharing her views with the people, Nayyara had said, ‘it is a matter of considerable pleasure and honor for a singer to be praised by a poet.’ In her case, she added, ‘Ahmed Nadeem Qasmi was all praise for her artistic talents.’ In the richer realm of poetry, there are a myriad of other examples of Nayyara’s brilliant rendition.
Nayyara, an unobtrusively intelligent woman, brought us closer to reality in the poetry of Faiz Ahmed Faiz. For instance, the masterpiece below:
‘Hum keh tehray ajnabi.’
Similarly, Nayyara recorded ‘Panchi bawara’ with plenty of zest. Hence, her admirers feel proud, and rightly so. Likewise, with ‘Wo jo hum mein’, she endeared herself to the Pakistani public. Below is a nazm to warm your spirit-Pakistani style:
‘Lub pay Aati hai dua.’
The following poetry in Nayyara’a voice is still popular with the populace:
‘Aaj bazaar mein.’
Through her mellifluous voice, Nayyara brings to her music the sobering sense of a singer’s prowess:’Jano kahan jao.’
In the soft tones of her voice, ‘Jhula kinnay dala’, sounds fabulous.
Her passion for perfection keeps Nayyara on her toes all the time.

Below is an example:
‘Mujhay wida kar.’
She brings out all possible emotions through her voice. Below is another example:
‘Mujhay apni zabt.’
The melodies and lyrics were learned by Nayyara and applauded by music buffs, like this one:
‘Preet nagar say.’
Nayyara increasingly found opportunities to show her dramatic abilities, notably in ‘Tuk dair jo Aanay.’
Nayyara is the wife of singer-cum-composer, Mian Sheheryaar Zaidi. Furthermore, Sheheryaar’s two sisters, Yasmeen Wasti and Arjumand Shaheen, used to be the renowned Pakistan television’s newscasters.  Both Nayyara and Sheheryaar lent their voice to numerous songs, which were previously recorded in the voice of Kundan Lal Saigal, Khursheed Begum and other prominent singers of the distant past.
Reverting to ghazal, the purpose of ghazal is to celebrate its values in uncorrupted form. Presumably, Pakistani and, to some extent, even non-Pakistani audiences are acquainted with those values.
Nayyara made her professional singing debut in a 1973 movie, ‘Gharana’, directed by K Khursheed, theatrical release was on March 23, 1973.
Songwriter, Kaleem Usmani, must have written these romantic lyrics with Nayyara in mind!
‘Tera saya jahan bhi ho sajna, palkain bicha doon, sari umer bita doon.’
‘Tu jo bulaye sajna mein bun patang chali Aaoon.
Chore kay sara zamana teray rang mein he rang jaoon
O meray sajna O meray saathi teray sung sung chali Aaoon.’
It is not all that difficult to succumb to its full-spirited romanticism.
On the strength of her super hit debut song, Nayyara received more offers from other composers in quick succession.

Zindagani ka safar-Kiran Aur Kali 1985


‘Chanda kahan guzari raat ray’, brought exuberant fun for Nayyara’s adorers.
As time passed by, Nayyara developed confidence and exuberance and came up with celebratory songs like ‘Tu he bata pagli pawan.’ The film ‘Phool meray gulshan ka,’ and ‘Teray ishq nachaya.’
Looking back over her long career in Pakistani entertainment,

we come across such mega hits as the one below:
‘Meray khayal nay aisa sanam tarasha hai, kabhi hansata hai mujh ko, kabhi rulata hai.’ The film ‘Subha ka tara.’
Perhaps, her voice never ringed as true as it did in the number below:
‘Kuchh loag mohabbat ka sila maang rahay hain.’ The film ‘Gumrah.’
Small wonder, Nayyara became a musical phenomenon with such favorites as ‘Aaj gham hai to kya wo din zuroor Aaye ga, phir tera gham khushi mein badal jaaye ga.’ The film ‘Mastana.’
She did not confine herself to light music. Hence, the song below proves an enjoyable and sharp surprise to her fans:
‘Haye zara meri nabz deikh kar dawa dejeye.’ The film ‘Ajnabi.’
From the melancholy strains of ‘Toot gaya sapna’ the film ‘Subha ka tara’, to a jolly number like ‘Dum dama dum mast’, the film ‘Miss hippi’, Nayyara’s voice is absolutely exemplary.
It fills ones heart with hope, aspiration and longing as one listens to a soulful Nayyara:
‘Is percham kay saye talay.’ The film ‘Farz aur mamta.’
Below is a romantically charged score, which Nayyara sang under the baton of Robin Ghosh. Who else could have written the lucid poetry other than Kaleem Usmani:
‘Rothay ho tum to mein kaisay mana oon piya, bolo na, bolo na.’ The super hit film, ‘Aa’ena.’
Nayyara is, indeed, a rare combination of brain and brawn in the boisterous ocean of artistic passions.

Below is an example:
‘Boal ri guriya boal zara, chup rehtay tujhay sadyaan beteen, kano mein ras ghoal.’ The film ‘Aas’, lyrics, Masroor Anwar.


Below is a look back, not a Pakistani look, but a Nayyara look!
‘Mausum to deewana hai, bara he deewana hai.’ The film ‘Do saathi.’
Her industriousness leads to one success after another. Nayyara is most well known for romantic scores like the three below:
‘Ruth Aaye, ruth jaaye, piya kyon naheen Aaye.’ The film ‘Aahut.’
‘Aaj dildaar sajh dhaj kay Aaya.’ The film’Umang’, Nayyara- Akhlaq Ahmed.
‘Raat bhar sajna ko yaad kiya hoga.’ The film ‘Umang’, Nayyara- Akhlaq Ahmed.
Nayyara’s inimitable voice reminds us of the spirit of renewal and adventure, that touches the core of each and every person’s humanity.
Most important of all, the immediate examples of Nayyara’s work above, was a group effort by all of those involved with the projects. No one artist could have done all that alone.
The most dizzying stuff from Nayyara’s vocal cords are given below:
‘Itna bhi na chaho mujhay,’ the film ‘Parda na uthao.’
‘Ik ajnabi chehray say mulaqat huwe hai’, the film ‘Baaghi haseena.’
‘Mera pyar tum he ho sajna’ the film ‘Farz aur mamta.’
A popular number like ‘phool bun ja oon gee’, the film ‘Qismat’, immediately won accolades for nayyara’s talents.
She went from proverbial success to success, from glory to glory.
One may recall numerous examples of songs to highlight this point. Below are three such songs: ‘Aye jaan-e-wafa’, the film ‘Shireen Farhad.’
‘Mein raqs teray sung karti’, the film ‘Hesaab.’
‘Shore karoan gee, chup na rahoon gee,’ the film ‘Maum ki guriya.’
Always the innovator, Nayyara went on to record such song as ‘Jala deen shamay’, the film ‘Aabru.’
Equally impressive is the number ‘Lovely lovely jhuta’, the film ‘Aabru,’ which concurrently is merry and admirable, Likewise, the success of the song ‘Tera pyar bun kay Aaye hoon’, the film ‘Bhool’, added even more plaudits to Nayyara’s eventful career.
Nayyara won the Nigar Award for best singer, in the film ‘Gharana’, in 1973.
Nayyara won the Nigar Award for best singer in the film ‘Dooriyaan’, in 1984.
The key to Nayyara’s voice is that it is realistic and inspiring at once-an enormous accomplishment, which is seldom seen in modern Pakistani music.
Hers is a voice that demands our surrender-to its energy, to its vocal sway, and, above all, to its wistful presentation.
Her admirers are stunned by the influence of he voice that has been unleashed on them.
Most of all, they have an even greater appreciation for the gracious lady behind music.
A music audience is like an un-sequestered jury. As such, they have come up with the following verdict about Nayyara:
Nayyara Noor’s innocent image, her songs, her sweet voice, and, best of all, her flawless character will live in our hearts for years to come.
1- http://www.muziqpakistan.com/songs.php?auth=65
2- http://www.itspakistan.net/music/artist.aspx?aid=71
3- http://www.musicfunda.com/music/index.php?q=f&f=%2FPakistani%2FGhazals%2FNayyara+Noor%2FThe+Golden+Collection
4- http://muziq.faisalnajeeb.com/viewsongs.asp?rtype=paki&action=artistsongs&artist=Nayyara%20Noor

Film:Baadal aur Bijli
Released on:May 4th, 1973
Actors: Shabnum, Nadeem
Producer: A.A. Siddiqi
Director: Mohsin Sherazi
Music: Suhail Rana
Lyrics: Fayyaz Hashmi
Singers: Madam Noor Jehan, Mala, Masood Rana, Akhlaq Ahmad, Habib Wali Mohammad

Aaj Jane Ki Zid Na Karo

Aashiyan jal gaya gulsitaan lut gaya-Habib Wali Mohammad

Coloured Bar Music

Song from The movie “Zarqa”

Na meherbaan na ajnabi-Noorjahan (Aabroo-Shabnum)

Barey be-murawat hain ye husn waley-Suraiya Multaniker from the movie “Badnaam”

Surriya Multanikar was born in 1940 in Multan. He earliest childhood memories are of wanting to excel as a singer. No one in her immediate family could either teach or advise her, so she taught herself by listening to film songs and copying their tunes and lyrics.

Surriya was only seven years old when Roshan Ara Begum visited her house in Multan. She taught Surriya a ghazal which Surriya skillfully presented the next day. Impressed by the child’s voice, Roshan Ara asked her parents to provide her with a qualified teacher. A year later she sang for Pir Sharif, who predicted that the child would someday be famous. Because her family could not afford to pay for her training, Pir Sharif asked Fauji Khan, his disciple and a well-known music teacher of Multan, to give Surriya her initial training free of charge. Three months later, when Pir Sharif died, Surriya went home. No one spoke of music until three years later, when Fauji Khan came to visit the family. With great difficulty, he persuaded them to let him teach the young girl in fulfillment of the wishes of his Pir.

At the age of thirteen Surriya sang in front of Ustad Khan Sahib Bundoo Khan, a well-known classical singer, who was impressed by her voice. She later auditioned for radio, and soon her career as a child star began. She sang under the name Surriya Begum until her first public performance in Karachi, where Ustad Khan Sahib Bandoo Khan gave her the name Multanikar. She started her career in mid fifties and won popularity on the basis of “Barey Bey Murawwat Hein Yeh Husn waley”. She is considered to be a top class singer of Seraiki folk songs and Khawaja Farid’s Kafis. She is equally excellent at rendering ghazals and some of her best performances are reflected in the singing of Ghalib’s ghazals. In her highly individual style of singing there is a unique combination of folk and classical traditions.

Now in semi-retirement, Surriya Multankiar still sings for Radio Multan on a regular monthly basis and also performs for Pakistan Television occasionally. She yearns to teach someone who would learn with the same passion with which she would teach, but she has yet to find a pupil who fulfills those requirements. She vows that she will continue singing until the last breath leaves her body. “Music is and will always be my life and soul. it is an integral part of me which I treasure most religiously,” she says. She was awarded pride of performance medal in 1986.

معروف پاپ گلوکار شہزاد رائے نے کہا ہے کہ ”قسمت اپنے ہاتھ میں“ دل سے لکھی ہے اور دل سے کہی گئی بات پراثر ہوتی ہے،گلوکاری کے مقابلے میں گٹار زیادہ اچھا بجاتا ہوں،شوبز سے نجی زندگی میں کوئی تبدیلی رونما نہیں ہوئی،عابدہ پروین کے ساتھ کام کرنا میرے لئے اعزاز کی بات ہے، عنقریب شادی کے متعلق خبر سننے کو ملے گی۔ان خیالات کااظہار انہوں نے جیو ٹی وی کے پروگرام ”نادیہ خان شو“ میں کیا۔ ”قسمت اپنے ہاتھ میں“ کے گانے ”لگا رہ“ پر پابندی کے بارے میں انہوں نے کہا کہ ”لگا رہ“مختلف چینلزپر کبھی چلتا ہے تو کبھی روک دیا جاتا ہے۔ میں سمجھتا ہوں کہ سوال پوچھنے میں آدھا علم پوشیدہ ہوتا ہے، اس البم میں ہم نے پہلی بار حکومت سے سوال پوچھا ہے اس لئے اس کی حوصلہ افزائی ہونی چاہئے۔ البم ”قسمت اپنے ہاتھ میں“ کے لیرکس کے بارے میں انہوں نے بتایا کہ عموماً لوگ شاعری لکھنے سے ڈراتے تھے اور یہی کہتے تھے کہ اردو بہت شائستہ زبان ہے تم سے غلطی ہو جائے گی۔ میں گانے کی پہلی لائن لکھ کر شاعر کے پاس لے جاتا تھا لیکن اس بار میں نے مکمل البم خود لکھی ہے۔ کچھ لوگوں نے کہا بھی کہ اس البم میں گرامر کی کچھ غلطیاں ہیں لیکن میرا کہنا یہی ہے کہ میں نے یہ البم دل سے لکھی ہے اور دل سے کہی گئی بات پراثر ہوتی ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ البم کی ریلیز سے قبل مجھے تھوڑی پریشانی تھی لیکن میرا خیال ہے کہ جو چیز عوام اور معاشرے سے متعلق ہو یا حقیقی ہو اسے لوگ پسند کرتے ہیں ۔ اتفاق یہ ہے کہ میں جب کسی گانے کے بارے میں یہ سوچتا تھا کہ وہ کامیاب ہو گا تو ایسا نہیں ہوتا تھا اور جس کے بارے میں سوچتا تھا کہ لوگ اسے پسند نہیں کریں گے تو اس کے برعکس ہوجاتا تھا۔”قسمت اپنے ہاتھ میں“پہلی بار ایسا ہوا ہے کہ جیسا میں نے سوچا تھا بالکل ویسا ہی ہوا۔ انہوں نے اس البم سے قبل گزشتہ البم کے گانے ”سالی“ کے بارے میں کہا کہ ”سالی“ گانا بناتے وقت میں نے کچھ نہیں سوچا تھا۔جہاز میں دوست کے ساتھ بیٹھے بیٹھے اس گانے کا خیال آیا اور صرف دو گھنٹے کے سفر میں اس کی ٹون بنائی اوروہ گانا بہت پسند کیا گیا۔انہوں نے کہا کہ میری اپنی رائے ہے کہ میں گلوکاری کے مقابلے میں گٹار زیادہ اچھا بجاتا ہوں۔ لائف اسٹائل کے بارے میں انہوں نے کہا کہ میں میڈیا اور گلوکاری کے علاوہ کبھی پاپ اسٹار یا راک اسٹار نہں بن سکا۔شوبز سے نجی زندگی میں کوئی تبدیلی رونما نہیں ہوئی۔دوستوں کے ساتھ رویے میں کوئی فرق نہیں آیا۔ بھارت میں کام کرنے کے بارے میں انہوں نے کہا کہ جب میں نے ”سالی“ گانا بنایا اس وقت فلم ”اومکارہ“ کے پروڈیوسر نے مجھے بھارت کام کے لئے بلایا لیکن میں ”زندگی“ ٹرسٹ کے کاموں میں مصروف تھا ۔ البم میں شامل قائدِ اعظم کے گانے کے بارے میں انہوں نے کہا کہ نظامِ تعلیم میں خرابی کی وجہ سے آج ہمارے بچوں کے آئیڈیل بیٹ مین اور سپر مین ہیں۔ انہیں قائدِ اعظم کے بارے میں رسمی معلومات کے علاوہ کچھ نہیں پڑھایا جاتا۔ میں نے اسی سبب ایک گانا قائدِ اعظم کے بارے میں بنایا ہے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ میں بچپن سے عابدہ پروین کا مداح رہا ہوں۔ انہوں نے آج تک کسی گلوکار کے ساتھ کام نہیں کیا۔ جب میں نے ان سے کہا کہ میں ان کے ساتھ ایک گانے میں کام کرنا چاہتا ہوں تو وہ راضی ہو گئیں اور ان کے ساتھ کام کرنا میرے لئے اعزاز کی بات ہے۔ انہوں نے میوزک کی دنیا میں آمد کے بارے میں کہا کہ میں نے سولہ برس کی عمر سے گلوکاری کاآغاز کیا۔ میں گٹار بجاتے بجاتے گلوکاری کی جانب چلا آیا۔ میرا پہلا گانا ”ہمسفر“ تھا۔ انہوں نے ملک کے مسائل کے بارے میں کہا کہ جب تک ملک میں صحت و تعلیم کی جانب توجہ نہیں دی جائے گی، حالات جوں کے توں ہی رہیں گے۔میرا ماننا ہے کہ صحت اور تعلیم کے ضمن میں تھوڑے کو بہت نہیں سمجھا جاسکتا۔ آج بھی ہمارے ملک میں 61برس پرانی کتابیں پڑھائی جارہی ہیں۔ ہم نے فیصلہ کیا ہے کہ سرکاری اسکول میں کتابیں تبدیل کی جائیں۔ کتابیں تبدیل ہوں گی تو غریب کے بچے کا شعور بیدار ہو گا اور پھر وہ بغیر سوچے سمجھے کسی کے پیچھے نہیں بھاگے گا اور اس طرح ملک کے حالات تبدیل ہو سکتے ہیں۔ میں ملک کے سیاستدانوں سے درخواست کرتا ہوں کہ وہ صحت و تعلیم کے شعبے کی جانب خصوصی توجہ دیں۔ شادی کے بارے میں انہوں نے کہا کہ عنقریب شادی کے متعلق خبر سننے کو ملے گی۔ نجی زندگی کے بارے میں انہوں نے بتایا کہ میرا اصل نام شہزاد کبیر رائے ہے۔ رائے میرے دادا کا خطاب ہے۔

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Comments»

1. Naveed Ahmad - May 29, 2008

Salam, Farzana I appreciate your struggle and can you give me your personal contact information?

2. F@rzana - June 2, 2008

Was/salaam

Thanks for comment, you can sed me masg on neelichandni@gmail.com

qamar - April 29, 2009

hi dear how r u………..
plz send me song zindagi ek bar milti hai ban jao meri zindagi ek bar

3. Victor Monev - June 29, 2008

Hallo,

very useful information about film in Pakistan! Thank you very much!

Victor Monev
Bulgaria

4. Naina - June 29, 2008

You are most welcome Victor.

5. mehboob - September 10, 2008

thanks its been gre8 but i need song of asif mehdi suna hian log use plz i adore this song but ihavent got anywere can u upload i will be thankfull plz reply

6. Tajammal - November 22, 2008

Hello,
Dear
I hope that you are fine happy and healthy. GOD gives you many happy moments in your life. It’s my pray for you.
My name is Tajammal Hussain. My city is Sialkot .
Dear
I have many urdu and Punjabi songs poetry. My all the poetry is type of the songs and I say that my poetry is very best. If you want to singing good poetry then you must please contact me. I say that surely my poetry give you a good way in the row of the Pakistani singers.
Mr.Tajammal Hussain Tajammal
0345-6827858 0302-6178086 tajme_hal@yahoo.com

7. Sarah - December 30, 2008

Hi I’m looking for songs that are sang by M kaleem
if you can find any please do let me know … I loved his songs.
Thank you for your effort Farzana. :)

8. mohammedjuned - January 16, 2009

only want to nazam and naat by all given only

9. sameer - January 17, 2009

hi i am looking for urdu song ” kashmakash me zindgi huee paraee ” i don`t know about the singer that has sung this song butt now adays this song is going ktn mini serial Dua khe Tubko” so plz find this song and would like to reply as hurrilly please……….

10. naz - March 15, 2009

please any body can send me this song or singer name,zindagi ek bar milti he ban jao meri zindagi ek bar

Mansoor Raza - May 25, 2009

I m also looking for this song but this song is not available in market.
I think taht this song was sung by Rifat Haumayun! Have u got any further information about this song ??? If Yes hen Please tell me!

11. amjad faraz bhatti - April 10, 2009

this site iz vry vry knowlege ful bt famous siger Mr.Zain name iz not avail.i aspcialy request tht Zain ka name aur us k songs yahan honay chahian…..bye and take care.allah hafiz

12. Asim Khan - April 27, 2009

Amazing site. It took me to my childhood memories when I used to live in Karachi and my beloved father was young and I used to play with him. Despite being very religious, he used to listen to most of these songs as they were imbued with a touch of class and were played on Radio. God knows when tears start flowing from my eyes and I let them go as I know that I cannot stop them. I feel as if I am again sitting in the lap of my father and mother while my other siblings are also playing there. Even after a lapse of almost more than three and a half decades every event and memory is fresh in my mind. Only my father is no more and left us for his heavenly abode some times back. While listening to these songs I was actually visited my old home in Karachi and then in Islamabad.
I live in London now but I miss my country, which was so good in my childhood.days. I wish I could turn back the time to become a child again to be with family, my close relatives and my loving childhood friends. Also to be with someone whom I loved so much, when I was young and still cherish those memories.

13. Naina - April 28, 2009

God bless you Asim, you’ve touched my heart by sharing all this….Khush rahein, jeete rahein,., Ameen.

14. Mansoor Raza - May 25, 2009

Salam! how r u ?
plz send me song zindagi ek bar milti hai ban jao meri zindagi ek bar

15. hiru - May 30, 2009

مہدی ہسن کا ایک ہانا ہے
” شیریں میں وہ مٹھاس کہاں جو تجھ میں ہے”
یہ کہاں سے مل سکتا ہے اور کس فلم کا ہے-
شکریہ

16. hiru - May 30, 2009

مہدی ہسن کا ایک گانا ہے
” شیریں میں وہ مٹھاس کہاں جو تجھ میں ہے”
یہ کہاں سے مل سکتا ہے اور کس فلم کا ہے-
شکریہ

17. Usman - June 2, 2009

Any body plz plz send me this song “zindagi ek bar milti he ban jao meri zindagi ek bar”

Once I watched its video on a pakistani channel then I did a lot of search for this song but still I couldn’t find yet…

18. Usman - June 2, 2009

This song is from an Old PTV Drama Yeh Jahan

Zindagi aik baar milti hai banjao meri zindagi aik baar

but song not found yet

19. OMAIR - June 11, 2009

i really want this song zindagi ek bar milti hai ban jao meri zindagi ek bar i searched many time but i didnt find plz if any have this song plz send me i really thankful

20. Rao Shahzad - July 11, 2009

kindly send me song ptv darama zindagi ek baar milti hai , ban jao meri zindagi ek baar

21. Ali - July 15, 2009

kindly send me this song, i listened to it on ptv few time back!

22. Rao Shahzad - July 27, 2009

(Zindagi ek baar milti hai, ban jao meri zindagi ek baar )
Kindly send me this song ( i have listened in PTV darama serial .
Kisi k paas agar ye song hai (Audio) Ya (Video) plz plz send me this song my id is (princesr2002@yahoo.com) Thanks dosto

23. Kashif - August 4, 2009

I have also been looking for ‘zindagi ek baar milti hai’, and it was so good to see many many people also searching for that, and i wonder why is it not in the market? it touched my heart the very first time i listened to it, and i am also looking for the drama serial ‘Yeh Jahan’ in which it was played, the drama was awesome! if anybody has some helpful info, please do share with us!

24. fareha - August 20, 2009

i m finding a song of pakistani urdu film “sazish”.
it is
youn to har shakhs ne dunia mein mohabbat ki hai
hum ne ae jan e wafa teri ibadat ki hai…
sad song is on Youtube but i want “happy” one
it s sung by Madam Noor jahan and Ghulam Abbas.
can u help me dear.

25. Capt.Waris Shaheen - August 29, 2009

I shall be grateful if anybody can send me the Pakistani Female singer Mala’s song” Unhi rahon pey phir mil jao, Jahan pehley milay thay sajna” or let me know the name of the film for this song belongs to?

26. Capt.Waris Shaheen - August 29, 2009

I shall be grateful if anybody can send me the Pakistani Female singer Naseem Begum’s songs “Teray Ghunghat Main chore” (Film “Ishq par zore nahin”) and “Banwaria na ro” (Film ” Teray Baighair”).

27. Farzana Khan - August 31, 2009

28. Well wisher - March 14, 2010

Where is the name of Mr.S.B.John

29. Well wisher - March 14, 2010

I don’t really see S.B.John’s name or i may have missed if i have plz forgive me if not kind mention his name.Thanks

30. Dee Thakore (derubala) - October 4, 2014

Some people embrace the spotlight, some people shy away. So, the question is where is the almost forgotten artist of yesteryear, Pakhraj Pappu? Her voice was as beautiful as a gentle summer breeze, pitch perfect and soothing. Although she has a career and prestige in her chosen field, but suddenly she became reclusive.
was she forced into a solitude against her will? or she decided it was time for her to go her own way!!!
If you know any thing about her (personal life, pictures Filmography etc..) please share. Appreciate it!!


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