Mala Begum (Artist)

2018-03-06 14:13:06Mala Begum
    

In the good old days Mala was sometimes compared (erroneously) to Lata, her real name was Naseem. She had been interested in singing and music from a young age. Fortunately, her sister, Shamim Nazli, happened to be her first music teacher and Mala learnt the essentials of music from her. 
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Mala Beghum

  • In Urdu:

    مالا بیگم

  • Birth Name:

    Naseem Nazli

  • In Urdu:

    نسِیم نازلی ‬

  • Famous As:

    Mala

  • Nationality:

    Pakistani

  • Residence:

    Lahore

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    He was a Pakistani playback singer of Urdu and Punjabi Films

  • Born
  • Date:

    9th November 1939

  • Place:

    Lyallpur, British India (now Faisalabad, Pakistan)

  • Family
  • Siblings :

    Shamim Nazli

  • Died
  • Date:

    6 March 1990

  • Rest Place:

    Lahore, Pakistan

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Singer

  • Genres:

    Ghazal, Film Playback Singing

  • Years Active:

    1961 - 1990

 Biography

In the 60s and the 70s, the film industry in Pakistan had a rich pool of female singers to playback in movies; Mala Begum was of the top female voices in the country and along with Noor Jehan and Runa Laila, she ruled the hearts till the mid 70s. She sang the most number of duets with Ahmed Rushdi as well  Mala’s star began to rise with Pakistan’s first ever coloured film where she did playback for Shamim Ara and became a household name. She was born on November 9, 1939 in Faisalabad, Punjab Pakistan.  [1] Biography Biography

 Career

Mala started her career somewhere around late fifties but her real break came through Naila, the first West Pakistani color film.  list of her popular songs would be too long to be presented here. Perhaps we should say that, as a rule, any popular female song from the mid 60’s to late the mid 70’s that is not a Noor Jehan or Runa Laila number is sure to be a Mala feature. A few of the absolutely unforgettable ones are: Mujhe talash thhi jiski (Jahan Tum Wahan Hum), Yeh ada yeh naz (Road To Swat), Hum nay to pyar bohat (Neend Humari Khwab Tumharay), Kiya hai jo piyar (Dil Mera Dharkan Teri),Tujh pay qurban (Sarhad), Hava nay chupke say keh diya kiya (Lori). Also should be mentioned a popular song that has seen a revival through quite a few modern singers these days but was originally a Mala soundtrack from Naaz – Ghunghroo toot gaye. [2] Career Career

 Super Hit Film Songs

  1. "Sapnon mein urri urri jaaoon", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Rasheed Attre in film Mehboob (1962)
  2. "Dil deta hai ro ro duhai kisi se koi pyar na kare", Sung by Sain Akhtar Hussain and Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Master Inayat Hussain in film Ishq Par Zor Nahin (1963)
  3. "Mein nein tau pareet nibhai, saanwaria re nikla tu harjai", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Himayat Ali Shair, music by Khalil Ahmed in film Khamosh Raho (1964)
  4. "Taangay walia sawari aan mein teray haan dee", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Hazeen Qadri, music by Ghulam Ahmed Chishti in film Daachi (1964)
  5. "Jaa re bedardi tu nein kahin ka hamein na chhorra", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Fayyaz Hashmi, music by A. Hamid in film Aashiana (1964)
  6. "Chunni kaisri tay gottay dian dhaarian", Sung by Mala, Naheed Niazi and Irene Perveen, lyrics by Tanvir Naqvi, music by Master Inayat Hussain in film Lai Lag (1964)
  7. "Reham karo ya shah-e-do-aalam" Sung by Mala, lyrics by Fayyaz Hashmi, music by A. Hamid in film Eid Mubarak (1965)
  8. "Chhadd challi babula terian mein gallian", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Hazeen Qadri, music by Master Abdullah in film Malangi (1965)
  9. "Ballay ballay wai lokaan paahnay phull uddia", Sung by Mala and others, lyrics by Hazeen Qadri, music by Master Abdullah in film Malangi (1965)
  10. "Mujhe arzoo thi jiski who paigham aa gaya hai", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Master Inayat Hussain in film Naila (1965)
  11. "Gham-e-dil ko inn aankhon sey chhalak jana bhi aata hai", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Master Inayat Hussain in film Naila (1965)
  12. "Dil ke veraanay mein ik shama hai roshan kab se", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Himayat Ali Shair, music by Master Inayat Hussain in film Naila (1965)
  13. "Ab thandi aahein bhar pagli, jaa aur mohabbat kar pagli", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Master Inayat Hussain in film Naila (1965)
  14. "Saaz-e-dil chhaira hai humne, hukam tha kuchh gaaeay" Sung by Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Safdar Hussain in film Pardah (1966)
  15. "Yeh samaan pyaara pyaara, yeh hawaain thandi thandi", Sung by Mala, lyrics and music by Bashir Ahmed or (B. A. Deep) in film Darshan (1966)
  16. "Shama ka shola bharak raha hai", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Mushir Kazmi, music by Nisar Bazmi in film Aadil (1966)
  17. "Akelay na jaana hamein chorr kar", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Masroor Anwar, music by Sohail Rana in film Armaan (1966 film)
  18. "Chanda se milnay chali hai chakori", Sung by Mala and Firdausi Begum, lyrics by Akhtar Yousuf, music by Robin Ghosh in film Chakori (1967)
  19. "Ni lang jaana assaan dilaan te paer dhar ke", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Ahmad Rahi, music by Rehman Verma in film Sassi Punnun (1968)
  20. "Mohey aaii na jag se laaj, mein itna zor se naachi aaj, ke ghunghroo tuut gai", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Qateel Shifai, music by Nisar Bazmi in film Naaz (1969)
  21. "Kisne torra hai dil hazoor ka", Sung by Mala, lyrics by Khawaja Pervez, music by Kamal Ahmad in film Rangeela (1970)
  22. "Chalo kahin duur, yeh samaj chorr dein", Sung by Mala and Mehdi Hassan, lyrics by Habib Jalib, music by A. Hamid in film Samaaj (1974)  [3] Super hit songs

 Death

Naseem Nazli commonly known as Mala Beghum died on 6th March 1990. Today (2018) The 28th death anniversary of renowned artist and playback singer of Pakistani film industry, Mala Begum was observed across the country. Mala Begum was of the top female voices in the country and along with, Madam Noor Jehan and Runa Laila, she ruled the hearts till the mid 70s. She sang the most number of duets with Ahmed Rushdi [4] Death Death


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