Waheed Murad
Pakistani actor
Waheed Murad
Waheed Murad was a legendary Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer. Waheed is considered to be one of the most famous and influential actors of subcontinent. Born in Sialkot, British India, he was the only child of well-off film distributor Mr. Nisar Murad. He got early education from Karachi Grammar School, Karachi, did graduation from S.M. Arts College Karachi, and then masters in English literature from University of Karachi.
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Noor Naghmi wins award for Best Actor in Supporting Role - Times of India
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Noor's many film credits include 'THE SENTINEL' starring Michael Douglas and Eva Langoria, 'TARANA' with Rani and Waheed Murad, and 'KHUSHBOO' with Shahid and Mumtaz. He has also produced and acted in the feature film, 'WHITE GOLD' starring Mohammad
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Residents decry loadhedding, frequent power outages - The News International
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When contacted SDO Waheed Murad who looks after Bakra Mandi, Dhamial, Talhi Moari, Lal Kurti, Harley Street, Lalazar power supply told The News that he also experiences power outages, force loadshedding and problems of low voltage in his residence
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Residents ask Wapda to repair dangling wires - The News International
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When 'The News' contacted concerned SDO Waheed Murad expressed his ignorance about the matter, saying that the people of the area did not approach him. I would send my staff to the area to find out the place and check the nature of the problem
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Negotiator in a league of his own - Times of Oman
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Agreed that the PPP co-chair showed fine acting skills in essaying the impish childhood of Pakistani 'Chocolate Hero' Waheed Murad in the 1969 flick Saalgira (Birthday), and has since confounded the best with his craft, but the direction/production in
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El equipo muestra un buen ritmo de juego en su exhibición ante un menor Al Rayyan - Sur Digital (Andalucía)
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... Maresca (Samu Castillejo, minuto 60), Apoño, Duda; Portillo (Toni, minuto 60) y Samu. Al Rayyan: Barry; Naji, Moises Moura, Ribeiro, Al-Othman, Gomou, Afifa, Salem, Al-Alí, Al Neel y Mohamed Said. También jugaron Waheed, Murad, Fawaz, Khalfan y Jasmmi
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Zardari leaves critics breathless, again - Gulf Times
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Agreed that the PPP co-chair showed fine acting skills in essaying the impish childhood of Pakistani “chocolate hero” Waheed Murad in the 1969 flick Saalgira, and has since confounded the best with his craft, but the direction/production in Mirza's
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PAF stun KESC; WAPDA record first win - The News International
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“The poor refereeing from Waheed Murad cost us a sure win. He first awarded a wrong penalty to PAF in the first-half and in the start of the second-half Rasool was pulled from behind inside the goal area but he did not give us the penalty
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Cooling industry using substandard spare parts - The News International
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National Manager Services of the company Waheed Murad, when contacted by The News on Saturday, said that it is standard policy of the company not to give guarantee for even a day for the compressor replaced by it. When asked whether it is ethical to
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Master Inayat Hussain, a melodic music composer (part 1) - Pakistan Daily Times
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Just before proceeding for UK in end 1968, I saw Master Saheb's movie 'Dil Mera Dharkan Teri', a Waheed Murad-Shamim Ara starrer. Its song by Mala and Rushdi 'Kiya Hei Jo Pyar To Pare Ga Nibhana' became a street song in no time
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Salvaging snippets of Lollywood - The Express Tribune
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Known for her stunning onscreen chemistry with the debonair Waheed Murad, Rani was famous for her dances on evergreen songs like “Katay na Katay” and “Shukriya”. These classic melodies continue to conjure recollections of a simpler epoch of onscreen
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Fade to black - The Express Tribune
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“Pehchan starring Zeba and Waheed Murad, Sassi starring Sudheer and Chaha Ghulam Muhammad, Malangi starring Akmal and Zareef, Umrao Jan Ada starring Rani and Alauddin are some of the best films that deserved to be preserved as representatives of
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Waheed Murad
  • 1983
    Age 44
    In July 1983, Waheed was driving his car too fast and struck a tree.
    More Details Hide Details Waheed was left with a scar on his face. A few days after the accident, Waheed asked his friend Pervaiz Malik for a role. Malik said, "Veedu you get better and you will be the lead in my next film." He replied, "You give me the role and I will get better." He was going to Karachi to get the scar fixed in order to complete the last few scenes of Hero when he met the chief editor, Ilyas Rasheedi, of the film magazine 'Nigar' at the airport. Rasheedi wrote in his magazine: "By chance a famous film producer was also present in the waiting area and Waheed put him on the spot by asking if he had a role for him for Javed Sheikh's father in his movie. The producer had a difficult time dodging Waheed." Waheed's son Aadil was in Karachi staying with his grand mother. A day before his face surgery, Waheed celebrated his birthday. He bought several gifts for Aadil and wished him a happy year. He returned late to spend the night at Anita Ayub's mother Mumtaz Ayub's home. When Waheed did not wake up until late, the door had to be forced open and Waheed was found lying on the floor, dead for several hours. A paan leaf with 'something' in it was found in his mouth. Nobody knows for sure if it was a heart attack or suicide.
    In 1983, Anwar Maqsood – a TV writer and anchor and a close friend, invited Waheed to his TV comedy show Silver Jubilee.
    More Details Hide Details Babra Sharif, revealed that during filming of a scene of Hero, Waheed lost his balance while walking briskly toward her and fell down. He took several minutes to catch his breath prior to standing up on his feet again.
  • 1981
    Age 42
    A combination of bad habits and stress caused ulceration in Waheed's stomach in 1981.
    More Details Hide Details He suffered from bleeding and had to undergo stomach removal to save his life. His many fans came to the hospital to donate blood to save the life of their favourite hero. Although, he recovered, he lost a significant amount of weight. Even then, Iqbal Akhtar and Iqbal Yousuf, who proved to be real friends in difficult times, cast Waheed Murad in their movies. Waheed appeared pathetic in Dil ney phir yaad keya and Ghairao. Even his loyal admirers felt that it was all over for him."
  • 1970
    Age 31
    From 1970 to 1979, his films were Naseeb apna apna and Anjuman in 1970; Neend hamare khuwab tumhare and Mastana mahi (Waheed's first Punjabi film) in 1971; Baharo phool barsao in 1972; Ishq mera naa (Punjabi film) and Shama in 1974; Jab jab phool khiley in 1975; Shabana in 1976; Saheli, Parakh and Khuda aur muhabbat in 1978; and Awaz and Bahan bhai in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Mastana mahi was Waheed's first Punjabi film, which was also produced by him and directed by Iftikhar Khan. Mastana mahi was purely a romantic musical film. Waheed received Nigar award for the best actor for Mastana mahi. During the early 1970s, he had no or very little choice in selecting his co-stars. Zeba, after her marriage with Mohammad Ali, was not allowed to work as heroine with Waheed Murad. Soon Shabnam's husband Robin Ghosh forced her to not work with Waheed. Even Nisho was not allowed to work with him. These were major setbacks for Waheed's career. Most of the top producers offered Waheed secondary roles in their films due to a monopoly against him. In addition, Nadeem was giving him a stiff competition in the 1970s. So Waheed had been cast by less popular directors and producers and had been given the role of 'stereotypical romantic hero'. Films like Naag Mani (1972), Mastani Mehbooba (1974), Laila Majnu (1974), Izzat (1975), Dilruba (1975), Raaste ka pathar (1976), Mehboob mera mastana (1976), and Naag aur nagan (1976) gave him major setbacks. By the late 1970s and early 1980s, Waheed was being cast in supporting roles either with Nadeem or with Mohammad Ali in the films like Parastish (1977), Aadmi (1978), Khuda aur mohabbat (1978), Awaz (1978), Behan Bhai (1979), Wadey ki zanjeer (1979), Raja ki aaye gi barat (1979), Zameer (1980), Badnaam (1980), Gun man (1981), Kiran aur kali (1981), Gherao (1981), Ahat (1982) and Maang meri bhar do (1983).
  • 1969
    Age 30
    In 1969, Waheed produced, wrote and directed his own movie Ishaara.
    More Details Hide Details Andaleeb was released in 1969, which was directed by Fareed Ahmed. Other co-stars included Shabnam, Aliya, Talish and Mustafa Qureshi. In the song Kuch log rooth kar bhi sung by Ahmed Rushdi Waheed is trying to flirt Shabnam in his red sports car. Waheed Murad received Nigar award in the best actor category for that film.
  • 1967
    Age 28
    In 1967, he appeared as leading actor in films like Devar bhabi, Doraha, Insaaniyat and Maan baap.
    More Details Hide Details The story of Devar bhabi is based on Indo-Pak's unjust social thoughts and norms. Insaaniyat he played a role of a dedicated doctor. From 1964 to 1968, Waheed Murad and Pervaiz Malik made Heera aur pathar, Armaan, Ehsaan, Doraha and Jahan tum wahan hum. The combination of Waheed Murad, Pervaiz Malik, Masroor Anwar, Sohail Rana, Ahmed Rushdi and Zeba created a number of films. Waheed Murad brought Malik, Anwar and Rana under the umbrella of 'Film Arts'. Film Arts broke up and Pervaiz Malik started creating his own projects with new actors. A total of seven films, including two films, i.e., Usey dekha usey chaha and Dushman released after a long gap of 6 years in 1974, were produced with the combination of Waheed and Pervaiz (but not under 'Film Art' Production).
  • 1966
    Age 27
    In 1966, he acted in Armaan under his production which was directed by Pervaiz Malik.
    More Details Hide Details Armaan broke all the box office records at that time and completed 75 weeks in theatres. The film is a romantic and melodious love story. The songs like Koko korina, Akele na jana, Betaab ho udhar tum and Zindagi apni thi ab tak sung by singer Ahmed Rushdi. He received two Nigar awards for the categories best producer and best actor for the film Armaan. During the same year, he starred in another film Jaag utha insaan with co-star Zeba.
  • 1964
    Age 25
    Waheed Murad had a sort of liking towards Salma, a daughter of Karachi-based industrialist and a Memon Ibrahim Maker, when both were in grade nine in Karachi Grammar School. Their marriage took place on Thursday, 17 September 1964.
    More Details Hide Details The wedding ceremony was arranged at Nisar Murad's house at Tariq Road, Karachi. He addressed his wife as Bibi at home. They had two daughters (Aaliya and Sadia) and one son (Adil). Sadia died in infancy. By the late 1970s, Waheed was being cast in supporting roles either with Nadeem or with Mohammad Ali, or being offered by film directors. Most of the leading heroines like Zeba, Shabnam and Nisho were not allowed to play lead roles with Waheed by their husbands. Pervaiz Malik, who became a director and producer by the late seventies, wrote in a local newspaper: "Not even once during that time Waheed come to me seeking work in my films. Waheed was becoming depressed. His close friends revealed that he was becoming addicted to alcohol, oral tobacco and sleeping pills. Even his domestic life suffered and his wife Salma left for the United States.
  • 1962
    Age 23
    As a result, he firstly appeared in a supporting role in 1962's Aulad.
    More Details Hide Details The film was directed by his friend S.M. Yousuf. Aulad got much more acclaims from critics, and it also got the Nigar award in the best film's category for the year. Heera aur pathar was his first movie as a leading actor. He got the Nigar award in the best actor category for the same film.
  • 1961
    Age 22
    Waheed Murad started his film career by joining his father's established 'Film Art' in 1961 as producer of the film Insaan badalta hai.
    More Details Hide Details In his second film as producer Jab se dakha hai tumhein he cast Darpan with Zeba as heroine. Afterwards, Darpan most of the time started coming late at studio. Zeba suggested Waheed to cast himself as hero in his next film. Waheed was not ready to sign himself in his own movies. But when the same suggestion came from his old good friend Pervaiz Malik, he accepted it on the condition that if Zeba would be his co-star, Zeba accepted in return (according to Zeba).
  • 1959
    Age 20
    He started his film career as cameo in 1959 in the film Saathi when he was 21 years old.
    More Details Hide Details His naughty facial gestures, bold romanticism and alluring performance style during picturisation of songs made him immensely popular. One of his films is Armaan, which was produced by him, made a pivotal impact on the sub-continental film industry such that the Pakistani film industry was considered as the rising star and the film made him a superstar overnight. Once, in an interview in 1967, he said that Dilip Kumar, too, was not an immortal actor. Waheed was known as a cheque which could be cashed anywhere in the country and is the only actor of film industry to secure the highest number of platinum, diamond, golden and silver jubilees. He mesmerized Pakistani nation during 1960s and 1970s more than anyone before or after and is considered to be evergreen chocolate hero of Pakistan's silver screen history. He acted in 125 feature films and earned 32 film awards.
  • 1938
    Born on October 2, 1938.
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