Syed Moosa Raza (Santosh Kumar)

Santosh Kumar

Santosh Kumar

Santosh Kumar, also known as Syed Moosa Raza, was a renowned Pakistani film actor who has given superhits one after another. He also bagged Nigar Award and Sitara Imtiaz for his services in the film industry. His brothers also followed in his footsteps and became actors and directors.

Santosh also made the foreign Minister of the Pakistani film industry and worked with many notable personalities of the film industry, including Babra Sharif, Sabiha Khanum (His wife), Ilyas Kashmiri, and more. This article has all the information about her, including Santosh Kumar Biography.

Name:Santosh Kumar
In Urdu:سنتوش کمار
Famous As:Film Actor
Awards :Nigar Award for the film “Waada”.
Date:25th December 1925
Place:Lahore, British India
Spouse:Jameela Begum, Sabiha Khanum
Children:Syed Ahsan Raza
Parents:Syed Dawood Moosa
Siblings :S. Suleiman, Syed ishrat (Darpan),
Date:11th June 1982
Rest Place:Lahore
Serial & Movies
Name:Awaz, Shehri Baboo, Qatil,
Debut in Pakistan:Beli
Debut in India:Aahnsa
Professional Work
Years Active:1947
Famous Acts:Do ansoo, Shammi, Ghabroo, Akeli

Santosh Kumar Biography

Santosh Kumar Biography

Santosh was a notable name in the field of the showbiz industry who is an inspiration for every junior actor. He has worked in numerous Pakistani films and has always shown his versatility in every movie. Though he was born in India but after the partition, his family migrated to Pakistan.

He was married to Sabiha Khanum, a celebrated and beautiful Pakistani film actress. Both developed a deep understanding on set while shooting for a movie. In an interview, he told the media that he has served as a Foreign Minister of the film industry. He is no more with us, but people still remember him due to the tremendous work he gave throughout his career.

Santosh Date of Birth

He was born on 25th December 1925 in Lahore, British India. Later, his family migrated to Pakistan.

Education of Santosh

He holds a degree of Graduation obtained from Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Santosh Kumar Family

He was born in an educated and Syed family of Uatrpardesh. One of his brother Darpan, also known as Syed Ishrat Abbas, was a notable Pakistani actor of his time, while another one, S. Suleiman, served as a Pakistani film director for many years.

Santosh Kumar Wife

He first married Jameela Begum, a talented and enlightened lady, but unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last for long. Later, he got married to his co-actor Sabiha Khanum, a notable name in the film industry. Both started knowing each other while shooting for a film and suddenly fall in love. They have a son Syed Ahsan Raza.

Santosh Kumar wife

Showbiz Career

As a Foreign Minsiter

Because of his awareness, he has always represented Pakistan positively in abroad meetings. He once told that he had been once appointed as a foreign minister of the film industry in an interview.

Debut in Films

Kumar tried his luck in acting when one of his friends encouraged him for the auditions. He got selected, and in 1946 his first movie ‘Ahensa’ was released in India. He had all the qualities that an actor should possessed, including Good looks and acting. Later, he started getting many offers, and it is how his journey started.

After Partition

After the partition, he moved to Lahore along with his family, and he started doing films in Pakistan. In Pakistan, his debut movie was ‘Beli.’ Later, he started doing many films and received praise and love.


Soon he started getting acknowledgment from every director, and people couldn’t stop praising his acting skills. He has been a part of many super hit movies, including Devar bhabhi, Anjuman, Naila, Mausiqaar, Majboor, and many more. He has worked with almost every female star at that time.

Santosh Kumar Movies

Santosh Kumar Movies

A few of his movies in which he acted includes:

  • Beli
  • Awaaz
  • Ghulam
  • Aagosh
  • Shammi
  • Sheri Babu
  • Chann Way
  • Akeli
  • Miss 56
  • Sarfarosh
  • Qismat
  • Intezar
  • Saat Lakh
  • Hasrat
  • Ishq e Laila
  • Sardaar
  • Waada
  • Mukhra
  • Shaam Dhalay
  • Tere Baghair
  • Rishta Punjabi
  • Seema
  • Daaman
  • Haaveli
  • Maa
  • Majboor
  • Taqdeer
  • Lori
  • Aag
  • Shehnshah-e-Jahangir
  • Commandar
  • Laadla
  • Garhasti
  • Lahu Pukarai Ga
  • Maa Beta
  • Talaq
  • Miss Hippi
  • Ek Raat
  • Sharabi
  • Wohti
  • Anjuman
  • Mohabbat
  • Jaltai Sooraj Kai Neeche
  • Pakdaaman
  • Naheed
  • Sawaal
  • Deewanai Do

Santosh Kumar Death

Santosh Kumar died at the young age of 52 after serving the film industry for 35 years. He died on 11th June 1982. His last movie, ‘Deewanai Do’ released after his death.