Who is not aware of the famous legendary singer Noor Jehan, the Queen of Melody? The girl who entered the film industry at the age of six seized the whole industry. Her magical voice had no counterpart in the whole South Asia. Madam Noor Jehan started acting when British used to rule India and Pakistan. She ruled the cinema for a time period spanning seven decades. This great influential singer was a great actress, too. Her voice earned her the title of Malika-e-Tarannum (Queen of Melody). She played her part in some of the earliest films of Pakistani cinema and gave a remarkable performance in all of them. She belonged to a family of musicians and followed their footsteps. Rather than singing, she was much interested in acting and did very well in this area.
Noor Jahan’s first film in Pakistan was Chan Wey, a Punjabi film, which was released in 1951. Her second film in Pakistan was released in 1952 names Dupatta. It was a huge success and brought her in the lime light. Although Chan Wey was a great success, too, but Dupatta outdid it. She was the most famous playback singer of her times. In the history of Pakistani cinema she is the only singer after Ahmed Rushdi who has the highest record of films songs. She was also a pioneer when it comes to female directors in Pakistan. She was awarded a Presidential award in 1957 owing to her great singing and acting capabilities.
Top 10 Films by Noor Jehan