EducationHe graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad, where he passed the I.Sc. (pre-graduate course) examination with high marks. Santosh Kumar was often offered roles in government, but he declined in favour of people he felt were better suited for such positions.
Foreign minister of the Pakistani film industryOwing to his education and awareness, Santosh Kumar was always designated to lead the entourage to represent Pakistan in meetings held abroad, and because of this became known as the foreign minister of the Pakistani film industry. This was revealed by him in one of his interviews broadcast by the Radio Pakistan in the mid sixties.
Journey to stardom
- Mausiqaar, Daman, Pak Daman, Dewar Bhabi, Sham Dhalay, Shahen Shah Jehangir, Mohabbat, Anjuman, Hasrat and Ishrat.
- In the films 'Naila' 'Chingari' and 'Majboor', Shamim Ara was the lead lady.
- In the films 'Lori' which was a brilliant movie and a commercial success, Santosh played the lead role opposite Talat Siddiqui and Zeba.
- In composer Khwaja Khursheed Anwar's mega hit film 'Ghoonghat, which is a resplendent example of great team work, Santosh was the hero opposite Nayyar Sultana in this film.
- In 'Sufaid Khoon', Santosh was cast opposite Rani.
- In'Lahu Pukaray ga' Santosh was the hero opposite Firdous.
Santosh-Sabiha douThe superhit movies starred Sabiha and Santosh are Ghulam, Qatil, Inteqam, Sarfarosh, Ishq-e Laila, Hameeda, Saath lakh, Waada, Swal, Mukra, Sardar, Saltanat.
Sitara-e ImtiazOn Aug 15,2010, The president on the occasion of Independence Day on Friday conferred the following civil awards on Pakistani citizens and foreign nationals for excellence in various fields. President then Asif Ali Zardari awarded Late Syed Musa Raza (Santosh Kumar) (Punjab) Sitara-e imtiaz in the field of art (film acting).
Unknown facts about Santosh
- Considering the changing time and trend in the 1960s film circle, he joined hands with a reputable international organization as the sales director, alongside he contributed to the Pakistani cinema as a producer and an actor, as well.
- Furthermore, film 'Shaam Dhalay' was the only movie in his film career, which he produced, directed and played the lead role, as well.
- Over and above, in Pakistan television's popular quiz show, 'Neelam Ghar', Santosh won the car by answering the required number of questions through his exceptionally high I.Q. and his immense general knowledge.
|1950||Beli||Punjabi||Shahina, Santosh Kumar, Sabiha Khanum, M. Ismael|
|1950||Do Ansoo||Urdu||Sabiha Khanum, Santosh, Shamim, Ajmal, Allauddin|
|1950||Shammi||Punjabi||Shammi, Santosh Kumar, Ajmal, Shola, Ghulam Mohammad|
|1950||Ghabroo||Punjabi||Shamim, Santosh Kumar, Ajmal, Allauddin|
|1951||Akeli||Urdu||Ragni, Santosh Kumar, Neena, Nazar, Charlie|
|1951||Chann way||Punjabi||Noor Jehan, Santosh Kumar, Jahangir, Yasmin, Salim Raza|
|1953||Ghulam||Urdu||Sabiha Khanum, Santosh Kumar, Shammi, Ragni|
|1953||Awaz||Urdu||Gulshan, Santosh Kumar, Majeed, Shahnawaz|
|1953||Sheri Baboo||Punjabi||Swaran Lata, Santosh Kumar, Nazar, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Allauddin|
|1953||Mehbooba||Urdu||Shammi, Santosh Kumar, Asha Posley, M. Ismael|
|1953||Gulnaar||Urdu||Noor Jehan, Santosh Kumar, Babbo, Zarif, Shahnawaz|
|1953||Aaghosh||Urdu||Sabiha Khanum, Santosh Kumar, M. Ismael|
|1954||Rat ki bat||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Gulshan Ara, Allauddin|
|1955||Qatil||Urdu||Sabhia, Santosh, Musarrat Nazir, Aslam Pervez|
|1955||Pattan||Punjabi||Musarrat Nazir, Santosh Kumar, Asha Posley, Nazar, Allauddin|
|1955||Nazrana||Urdu||Ragni, Santosh, Zeenat, Nazar, Azad|
|1955||Inteqam||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Shaheena, M. Ismael|
|1956||Hameeda||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Ejaz, Shola, Zeenat, Nazir|
|1956||Lakht-e Jiggar||Urdu||Noor Jehan, Santosh, Yasmin, Habib|
|1956||Qismat||Urdu||Musarrat Nazir, Santosh, Yasmin, Majeed|
|1956||Intezaar||Urdu||Noor Jehan, Santosh, Asha Posley, Rani Kiran, Majeed|
|1956||Sarfarosh||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Naeem Hashmi, Meena, Asif Jah, Ghulam Mohammad|
|1956||Miss 56||Urdu||Meena Shori, Santosh, Aslam Pervez, Shamim Ara|
|1957||Ishq-e Laila||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Asha, Ajmal, Allauddin|
|1957||Waada||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Laila, Anjum, Ilyas Kashmiri|
|1957||Sardaar||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Asif Jah, Ilyas Kashmiri, Talish|
|1957||7 Lakh||Urdu||Sabhia, Santosh, Nayyer Sultana, Asif Jah, Talish|
|1957||Baidari||Urdu||Ratan Kumar, Ragni, Santosh, Meena|
|1958||Hasrat||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Yousuf Khan, Ajmal, Zarif, Allauddin|
|1958||Mukhra||Punjabi||Sabiha, Santosh, Asha Posley, Anjum, Nazar|
|1959||Muskurahat||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Aslam|
|1959||Naaji||Punjabi||Sabiha, Santosh, Zarif, Ajmal, M. Ismael|
|1959||Tere Bghair||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, M. Ismael, Allauddin|
|1959||Naghma-e dil||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Asha, Ilyas|
|1960||Saltanat||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Nazar, Ilyas Kashmiri|
|1960||Sham dhalay||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Rukhsana, Nazar|
|1962||Mousiqar||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Meena, Abbas Nosha, Rehan|
|1962||Ghoonghat||Urdu||Nayyar Sultana, Santosh, Neelo, Laila, Talish|
|1963||Rishta||Punjabi||Sabiha, Santosh, Rangeela, Aliya, Albela|
|1963||Daaman||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Neelo, Waheed Murad|
|1963||Seema||Urdu||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Sultan, Panna|
|1964||Safaid khoon||Urdu||Rani, Santosh, Mohammad Ali, Naeem Hashmi, Meena, Allauddin|
|1964||Ishrat||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Ilyas, Allauddin|
|1964||20 din||Urdu||Rani, Mohammad Ali, Santosh, Nirala, Adeeb|
|1964||Azad||Urdu||Bahar, Santosh, Asad Bukhari, Ajmal|
|1964||Chingaari||Urdu||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Ejaz, Saloni, Komal, Talish|
|1964||Haveli||Udru||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Ejaz, Nazir, Talish|
|1965||Fashion||Urdu||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Habib|
|1965||Naila||Urdu||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Darpan, Gul Rukh, Ragni, A. Shah|
|1965||Kaneez||Urdu||Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Sabiha, Santosh, Aslam, Talish|
|1966||Hamrahi||Urdu||Khalid, Haidar, Hina, Santosh, Mohammad Ali, Ejaz, Habib|
|1966||Insan||Urdu||Rani, Santosh, Sabira Sultana, Allauddin|
|1966||Majboor||Urdu||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Husna, Jugnu, Rekha|
|1966||Mera Salam||Urdu||Sabira, Santosh, Azad|
|1966||Maan, Bahu or Beta||Urdu||Husna, Santosh, Yasmin, Luddan|
|1966||Sawaal||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Siloni, Ejaz, Rangeela, Sawarn Lata, Nazir|
|1966||Taqdeer||Urdu||Husna, Santosh, Lehri, Aslam Pervez|
|1966||Tasvir||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Zeba, Aslam, Mohammad Ali (guest)|
|1966||Lori||Urdu||Zeba, Santosh, Mohammad Ali, Saloni, Talat Siddiqi|
|1967||Be Reham||Urdu||Rani, Santosh, Seema, Zulfi, Talish|
|1967||Lahoo pukary ga||Urdu||Santosh, Firdous|
|1967||Sitamgar||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Rani, Darpan|
|1967||Dewar bhabi||Urdu||Rani, Sabiha, Santosh, Lehri, Jafri, Najmi|
|1967||Aag||Urdu||Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Lehri, Sabiha, Santosh, Aslam|
|1968||Commander||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Rani, Saiqa, Adeeb|
|1968||Naheed||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Deeba, Javed Sheikh|
|1968||Shehenshah-e Jahangir||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Ejaz, Saloni|
|1968||Jan-e arzoo||Urdu||Shamim Ara, Santosh, Deeba, Lehri, Aslam|
|1968||Wohti||Punjabi||Neelo, Santosh, Lehri, Mohammad Ali (Guest)|
|1969||Pakdaaman||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Ejaz, Rukhsana, Allauddin, Salma Mumtaz|
|1969||Laadla||Urdu||Shabnum, Santosh, Sabiha, Lehri, Talish|
|1969||Maan beta||Urdu||Rani, Sabiha, Santosh, Lehri, Masood Akhtar|
|1970||Anjuman||Urdu||Rani, Deeba, Waheed Murad, Lehri, Tamanna, Santosh, Sabiha Khanum|
|1970||Anjuman||Urdu||Rani, Deeba, Sabiha, Santosh, Lehri, Ilyas|
|1971||Garhasti||Urdu||Sabiha, Santosh, Sangeeta, Janaal, Nasira, Lehri|
|1971||Salam-e muhabbat||Urdu||Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Santosh, Sangeeta,Qavi|
|1971||Jalty suraj k nichy||Urdu||Rozina, Nadeem, Babeeta, Sabiha Khanum, Santosh|
|1972||Ek raat||Urdu||Deeba, Shahid, Sabiha, Santosh, Aslam Pervez|
|1972||Muhabbat||Urdu||Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Andleeb, Sabiha, Santosh|
|1973||Sharabi||Punjabi||Naghma, Habib, Santosh, Sabiha, Mazhar Shah|
|1974||Sharabi||Punjabi||Naghma, habib, santosh, naeem hashmi|
|1974||Miss hippy||Urdu||Shabnam, Nadeem, Sabiha, Santosh, Munawar Zarif|
|1976||Talaq||Urdu||Shabnam, Shahid, Santosh, Lehri|
|1982||Aangan||Urdu||Babra Sharif, Nadeem, Santosh, Nanha, Bindia, Talish|
|1985||Diwany 2||Urdu||Babra Sharif, Nadeem, Talish, Sabiha, Santosh|
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