Nayyara Noor (Artist)

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Nayyara Noor was born in 1950 in Assam. Her family was a merchant class hailing from Amritsar who had settled in Guwahati in Assam State in the North-Eastern India. Her father was an active member of the Muslim League and in 1958, the family moved to Pakistan. In Childhood, Nayyara was inspired by the bhajans of Kanan Devi and Kamla as well as the ghazals and thumris of Begum Akhtar.[1] Nayyara Noor was born in 1950 

Title Description
Personal
Name: Nayyara Noor
In Urdu: نیرہ نور
Native Name : Noor
Famous As: Singer
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Lahore, Pakistan
Education: Islamia College
Religion: Islam
Profession: Playback singer
Born
Date: 3 November 1950
Place: Guwahati, Assam, India
Family
Spouse: Shehryar Zaidi
Children: Jaffer Zaidi, Naad-e-Ali Barkha
Career
Occupation(s): Playback singer
Albums: Meri Pasand, and many more
Instruments: Vocalist
Years active : 1971–2012
Migrated from India: In 1957 or 1958
Genres: Ghazal singing, film Playback singing


Detail

Nayyara Noor sung a Ghazal
Nayyara Noor sung a Ghazal

Mini Bio

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 song which she sang 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 programs.[2] Mini Bio -  Mini Bio 

Early Career

Black&White photo of Nayyara Noor
Black&White photo of Nayyara Noor
In 1971, Nayyara made her public singing debut in Pakistani television serials and then started with films like Gharana and Tansen. She started singing ghazals composed by  Ghalib and Faiz Ahmad Faiz and has performed with Mehdi Hassan. She has won three gold medals in  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.Her probably the most famous ghazal (a form of song in Urdu poetry) was ae jazba e dil gar mai chahon, written by Behzad Lakhnavi 1900-1974, a poet, script writer and song writer of radio Pakistan, for which she won many rewards. Behazad Lakhnavi is buried in Sakhi Hasan. This is the place which allotted by the government for the memories of Behzad Lakhnavi. He was born in Lucknow, India. [3] Early Career 

Nayyara Sung ghazals

During her long singing career, she has sung ghazals, geet, nazam and national songs. Sober and shy, she has always maintained her high singing standards from the beginning. She has also recorded hundreds of songs for the Pakistani films.[4] Nayyara Sung ghazals 
  • From romantic scores like:
'Tera saya jahan bhi ho sajna (film: 'Gharana', lyrics: Kaleem Usmani), 'Too he bata,pagli pawan (film: 'Phool meray gulshan ka'), 'Itna bhi na chaho mujhay' (film: 'Parda na uthao'), 'Roothay ho tum, tum ko kaisay mana oon piya' (film: 'Aa'ena', lyrics: Kaleem Usmani, music: Robin Ghosh).
  • to tragic numbers like:
'Aaj gham hai tou kiya'(film:'Mastana'), 'Toot gaya sapna'(film:'Subha ka tara').

Nayyaras talent

Most remember able photo of Nayyara Noor
Most remember able photo of Nayyara Noor
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's 'such gup' and 'taal matol'. Moreover, during those days, she was fond of listening to Begum Akhtar's (Nayyara is inspired by Begum Akhtar) ghazals in old fashioned r m p gramophone record players (audio cassette players were not common then) which further enhanced her aptitude in music.[5] Nayyara's talent 

Singing career

In 1971, Nayyara made her public singing debut
In 1971, Nayyara made her public singing debut
She is a versatile singer and following are some all time (non-film) great ghazals recorded in her voice:[6] Singing career 
  • 'Rang barsaat nay bharay kuchh tou' (poet: Nasir Kazmi: Nayyara's favorite poet)
  • 'Phir sawan ruth ki pawan chali' (poet: Nasir Kazmi)
  • 'Aye ishq hamay barbaad na kar':(Nazm, poet: Akhtar Shirani, composer: Khalil Ahmed- A Pakistan Television production
  • 'Barkha Barsay Chhat Per, Mein Teray Sapnay Deikhuun' ( poet: Faiz Ahmed Faiz- A Pakistan Television production
  • - Nayyara believes that Ibn-e-Insha's ghazals carry a unique pathos:
  • 'Jal tau jalao gori' (poet: Ibn-e-Insha)
  • National song in Nayyara's voice:
  • 'Watan ki mitti gawah rehna' is widely listened to from Karachi to Khyber, Pakistan.
During her long singing career, she has sung ghazals, geet, nazm and national songs. Sober and shy, she has always maintained her high singing standards from the beginning. She has also recorded hundreds of songs for the Pakistani films.

Nayyara Noors film songs

Nayyara Noor is famous for Ghazals
Nayyara Noor is famous for Ghazals
Song Title Lyrics by Music by Film and Year
Tera Saaya Jahan Bhi Ho Sajana, Palkain Bichhauun Kaleem Usmani M Ashraf film Gharana (1973)
Aaj Gham Hai Tau Kya, Woh Din Bhi Zaroor Aaeiga, Jab Tera Gham Khushi Mein Badal Jaaega Khawaja Pervez Kamal Ahmad film Mastana (1973)
Roothay Ho Tum, Tumko Kaisay Manauun Piya, Bolo Na Taslim Fazli Robin Ghosh Aina (1977 film)
Mujhay Dil Sey Na Bhulana, Chaahay Rokay Zamana Taslim Fazli Robin Ghosh Aina (1977 film)
Iss Parcham Kay Saaey Talay Hum Eik Hain Kaleem Usmani M Ashraf film Farz Aur Mamta (1975)
Bol Ree Gurria Bol Masroor Anwar Nisar Bazmi film Aas (1973)
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