Noor Jahan (Artist)

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Noor Jehan played lead actress roles in films Chann Way (1951)Dopatta (1952) Paatey Khan (1955) Chhu Mantar (1958) Koel (1959). Noor Jehan  was the lead vocalist for film songs in all the above listed films.Then,of course, she continued with her film-song singing career in Pakistan until the early 1990s.She sang hundreds of hit film songs in both Punjabi and Urdu languages and became a music icon in Pakistan. She passed away on Dec.23, 2000 in Karachi, Pakistan. [1] Noor Jahan

Title Description
Personal
Name: Noor Jahan
Birth Name:: اللہ رَکھی وسائی
Famous As: Singer and Actress
Also Listed In:: Actresses, Classical Singers, Ghazal Singers
Nationality: Pakistani
Residence: Karachi, Pakistan
Died At Age:: 74
Sun Sign:: Virgo
Religion: Islam
Profession: Noor jahan was a famous singer of her time
Born
Date: 21 September 1926
Place: Karachi, Pakistan
Family
Spouse: Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, Ejaz Durrani
Children: Zil-e-Huma
Parents: Madad Ali , Fateh Bibi
Died
Date: 23 December 2000
Rest Place: Karachi
Years active:: 1930–2000
Career
Occupation(s): Playback singer music composer actress director
Genres: Filmi ghazal classical music qawwali


Biography

Noor Jahan Profile

Noor Jahan Profile

Noor Jehan was a famous Pakistani singer and actress who worked both in India and Pakistan. A highly versatile personality, she could sing in several languages including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Sindhi, and had recorded over 10,000 songs in her career. Born into a Muslim family with a rich musical tradition, in British India, she was exposed to the world of show business at a young age. She began singing at the age of five and received early training in classical singing under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He later introduced her to the stage and before long she had blossomed into a talented and confident stage performer. She developed an interest in acting along with singing and made her initial film appearances as a child actor. With time she grew up into a beautiful young woman with a golden voice and played her first role as an adult in the Hindi film ‘Khandaan’ which became a huge hit. She moved to Pakistan following the partition of India in 1947 and struggled for a few years to establish herself. With her determination and hard work she went on to achieve great success in Pakistani cinema and music as well. She was given the title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the Queen of Melody) in Pakistan. [2] Noor Jahan Profile

Childhood Early Life

Noor Old Moive

Noor Old Moive

  • Noor Jehan was born as Allah Rakhi Wasai on 21 September 1926, in Kasur, Punjab, British India, into a large Muslim family as one of eleven children. Her parents, Madad Ali and Fateh Bibi, were professional musicians.
  • Her parents encouraged the children to sing from an early age, and Allah Rakhi especially seemed to have been blessed with a special talent. She started singing when she was around five and her mother immediately recognized the potential her daughter possessed and arranged for her to receive early training in classical singing under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan.
  • She was instructed in the traditions of the Patiala Gharana of Hindustani classical music and the classical forms of thumri, dhrupad, and khyal by Khan, and displayed considerable versatility in her singing styles.
  • She made her first stage appearance at the age of six in the city of Calcutta for stage director Diwan Sardari Lal with the stage name of Baby Noor Jehan. A few years later she caught the attention of Punjabi musician Ghulam Ahmed Chishti for whom she sang in 1935. [3] Noor Early Life

Career

Noor Jahan with Family

Noor Jahan with Family

  • During the 1930s her entire family moved to Calcutta in the hope that their daughters might get chance to embark on film careers. Theatre owner Diwan Sardari Lal introduced the family to several producers. Noor Jehan, along with her sisters appeared in the K.D. Mehra directed Punjabi movie ‘Pind di Kuri’ in 1935.
  • Film offers started pouring in for the emerging singer cum actress and she next acted in a film called ‘Missar Ka Sitara’ (1936). Jehan also played the child role of Heer in the film ‘Heer-Sayyal’ (1937). All the Punjabi movies she acted in and sang for were made in Calcutta.
  • Noor Jehan moved to Lahore in 1938, and her career touched newer heights. The famed music director Ghulam Haider became her mentor and composed songs for her to sing. This helped her tremendously in establishing herself in her singing career.
  • She was greatly interestedly in pursuing an acting career as well. She played her first adult role in 1942 when she acted as the main lead opposite Pran in ‘Khandaan’. The film became a major hit prompting her to shift her base to Mumbai with director Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi who she later mater.
  • When the partition of India happened in 1947, Jehan decided to move to Pakistan and settled in Karachi with her family. The initial years following the partition were very difficult for her though she was determined to rebuild her career. She got her first big break in Pakistan in 1951 when she appeared in the film, ‘Chan Wey’, opposite Santosh Kumar. She also directed this film along with her husband, becoming Pakistan's first female director.
  • She remained busy with her family over the next few years during which her marriage unraveled and ended in divorce. However, her career flourished during the 1950s and she acted in and sang for many hit films, the most notable one being ‘Intezar’ (1956) in which she portrayed a blind singer. It went on to become one of her biggest hits.
  • Noor Jehan married for the second time in 1959.
  • She continued singling throughout the 1970s and 1980s, but the later phase of her career was somewhat disappointing. She gave her final contribution to music with the Punjabi song ‘Ki Dam Da Bharosa Yaar’ in ‘Sakhi Badshah’ (1996). [4] Noor Jahan Career

Major Works

  • Her film ‘Khandaan’, in which she starred opposite Pran was her first major hit which established her as a much sought after actress cum singer. She portrayed the role of Zeenat in the film which was primarily a musical about a man seduced by a gold-digging woman.
  • Her role as a blind singer in the 1956 film ‘Intezar’ was a much appreciated one. She sang some of her most memorable songs for this film including ‘Chand Hanse Duniya Base’, ‘Aa Bhi Ja’, ‘O Janewale R’e and ‘Jis Din Se Piya Dil Le Gaye’. Prominent Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar once said that ‘Intezar’ was one of her favorite Pakistani music scores. [5] Noor jahan Major Works

Awards Achievements

  • She was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Pride of Performance which was bestowed upon her by the Government of Pakistan in 1965. [6] Noor Awards

Personal Life Legacy

  • Her first marriage was with Shaukat Hussain Rizvi in 1942. The couple had three children and divorced in 1953.
  • She married Ejaz Durrani in 1959. Her second marriage produced three more children and also ended in divorce.
  • She suffered from heart problems and was diagnosed with angina pectoris after which she underwent a surgery to install a pacemaker. She died on 23 December 2000, as a result of heart failure. [7] Noor Jahan Life

List of Movies

Year Film
1935 Sheela
1939 Gul Bakawli
1939 Imandaar
1939 Pyam-e-Haq
1940 Sajani
1940 Yamla Jat
1941 Chaudhry
1941 Red Signal
1941 Umeed
1941 Susral
1942 Chandani
1942 Dheeraj
1942 Faryad
1942 Khandan -Second Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1942
1943 Naadaan
1943 Duhai
1943 Naukar - Fifth Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1943
1944 Lal Haveli
1944 Dost
1945 Zeenat - Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1945
1945 Gaon Ki Gori - Second Highest Indian Grossing Film of 1945
1945 Badi Maa - Third Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1945
1945 Bhai Jaan
1946 Anmol Ghadi - Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1946 (with Surendra (actor))
1946 Dil
1946 Humjoli
1946 Sofia
1946 food cuisines
1946 Maharana Pratap
1947 Mirza Sahibaan - Fourth Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1947
1947 Jugnu - Highest Grossing Indian Film of 1947 (with Dilip Kumar)
1947 Abida
1947 Mirabai
1951 Chan Wey - First Film in Pakistan, Biggest Hit of 1951
1952 Dopatta - Biggest Hit of 1952 in Pakistan
1953 Gulnar
1955 Patey Khan
1956 Lakt-e-Jigar (released 17 February 1956)
1956 Intezar (released 12 May 1956)
1957 Nooran (released 30 May 1957)
1958 Choo mantar
1958 Anarkali (released 6 June 1958)
1959 Neend (released 16 October 1959)
1959 Pardaisan
1959 Koel (released 24 December 1959)
1961 Mirza Ghalib (released 24 November 1961)

List ofSong1951 1960

Song Film Year Singers Music Director Lyricist
Nache jia re chhama chham nache jia re Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan, Chorus Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Baat hi baat mein ji chandni raat mein Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Main ban patang urh jaon re Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Chandni raaten, sab jagg soye Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Tum zindagi ko gham ka fasana Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Mere mann ke raja aja Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Jigar ki aag se is dil ko jalta dekhte jao Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Sanwaria, tohe koi pukare, aja re Dopatta 1952 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi / Arsh Lakhnavi
Lo chal diye woh ham ko tasalli diye bagheir Gulnaar 1953 Noor Jehan Ghulam Haider Qatil Shifai
Bachpan ki yaadgaro Gulnaar 1953 Noor Jehan Ghulam Haider Qatil Shifai
Ae raat zara tham tham ke guzar Gulnaar 1953 Noor Jehan Ghulam Haider Qatil Shifai
Sakhi naheen aaye mere balma Gulnaar 1953 Noor Jehan Ghulam Haider Qatil Shifai
Chanda ki nagri sey aaja ri nindiya Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Woh khwab sohana toot geya Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Aa haal dekh le mera Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Aaj ham be aasro ko Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Aahen tarap raheen hain Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Chanda re Chanda Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan, Chorus G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Rakh sada anjaam par Lakht-e-Jigar 1956 Noor Jehan, Salim Raza G.A. Chisthi Mushir Kazmi, Nazim Panipati, Hazeen Qadri
Jis din se piya dil le gaye dukh de gaye Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
O jane wale re thehro zara ruk jayo Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Chand hanse duniya base roye mera pyar ho Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Ghazab kiya tere waade peh etbaar kiya Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Sanwan ki ghanghor ghattao Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan, Chorus Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Aa gaye ghar aa gaye Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan, Chorus Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Chhunn chhunn naachoon gi Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Aankh se aankh mila le Intezar 1956 Noor Jehan, Chorus Khurshid Anwar Qatil Shifai/Tufail Hushyarpuri
Kesa nasib lai thi Jaan-e-Bahaar 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai
Na aansu bahe thay Jaan-e-Bahaar 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai
Kahaan tak suno ge kahaan tak sunaoon Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Inayat Hussain Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Banwri chakori kare duniya se chori chroi Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Bewafa, ham na bhoole tumein Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Inayat Hussain Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Keya jane keya armaan lekar Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Pehle to apne dil ki ada jaan jeyie Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Sada hoon apney pyar ki Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Tumhari aarzoo mein koocha-e-qatil Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Jalte hain armaan mera dil rota hai Anarkali 1958 Noor Jehan Inayat Hussain Qatil Shifai/Saif-uddin-Saif/Tufail Hushyarpuri/Tanvir Naqvi/Hakim
Dil ka diya jalaya main ne Koel 1959 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Tanvir Naqvi
Mehki fazaein, gaati hawaein Koel 1959 Noor Jehan, Chorus Khurshid Anwar Tanvir Naqvi
Rim jhim rim jhim pare phawar Koel 1959 Noor Jehan, Munir Hussain Khurshid Anwar Tanvir Naqvi
Tere bina sooni soon lage re… Koel 1959 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Tanvir Naqvi
Sagar roye lehrein shor machayein Koel 1959 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Tanvir Naqvi
O bewafa main ne tujh se pyar kiyoon kiya Koel 1959 Noor Jehan Khurshid Anwar Tanvir Naqvi
Tere dar par sannam chale aaye Neend 1959 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Tanvir Naqvi
Chhan chhan chhan baje Payal baje Neend 1959 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Tanvir Naqvi
Aa geyi raat na aaye sanwaria Neend 1959 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Tanvir Naqvi
Akeli kahiin matt jana jamaana najuk hai Neend 1959 Noor Jehan, Zubaida Khanum, Naseem Begum, Chorus Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Tanvir Naqvi
Jiya Dharke Sakhi Ri Neend 1959 Noor Jehan, Naseem Begum, Chorus Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Tanvir Naqvi
Jo mein aisa jaanti (Title song) Neend 1959 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Qatil Shifai/Tanvir Naqvi
Kal nahin paoon main Manzil 1960 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi
Aa aa tu mera hai mein teri Manzil 1960 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi
Soi soi chandni hai Manzil 1960 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi
Din Dhalte dhalte Manzil 1960 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi
Nach raha mann Manzil 1960 Noor Jehan Feroze Nizami Mushir Kazmi
Zindagi Hai Ya Kissi Ka Intezaar Salma 1960 Noor Jehan Rashid Attre Tanvir Naqvi

Tribute to Noor Jahan

Global search engine Google, as per its tradition of honouring iconic personalities, turned its doodle into legendary Pakistani singer Noor Jehan on the occasion of her 91st birth anniversary. Jehan, who is also known as the ‘Queen of Melody’, was born on this day in 1925 in Punjab’s Kasur. In a career spanning over decades, the legendary singer had reportedly recorded around 10,000 songs. Jehan’s biggest claim to fame was her role in lending her voice to boost morale of Pakistani forces during the 1965 war — for which she was awarded the top-most civilian award ‘Tamgha-e-Imtiaz’. The search engine today on 23rd December 2017 on his death anniversary is shedding light on achievements of the iconic singer and it has also included an image gallery for her in its Google and Arts Culture section. The ‘Nightingale of the East’ breathed her last on December 23, 2000 — though to this day, she still lives in the hearts of her fans who are unwilling to forget her and her mesmerizing voice.  [8] Tribute to Noor jahan

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