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Noor Jahan

Noor Jahan was the adopted stage name for Allah Wasai (September 21, 1926 - December 23, 2000) who was a legendary singer and actress in India and Pakistan. She has recorded about 10,000 songs in various languages of India and Pakistan including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Sindhi languages. In 1942, she played the main lead opposite Pran in Khandaan. It was her first role as an adult, and the film was a major success. Khandaan's success saw her shifting to Bombay. Noor Jahan acted in Hindi film 'Anmol Ghadi' (1946) directed by Mehboob Khan, starring Surendra and Suraiya. The film was musical hit and still remembered for its music by Naushad, which have hits like, Aawaaz De Kahaan Hai, Jawaan Hai Mohabbat Haseen Hai Zamana and Mere Bachpan Ke Saathi Mujhe Bhool Na Jaana. Noor Jahan's last film in India was Mirza Sahibaan (1947) which starred Prithviraj Kapoor's brother Trilok Kapoor.

Noor Jahan sang 127 songs in Indian films and the number of talking films she made from 1932 to 1947 was 69. After partition in 1947, she moved from Mumbai to Karachi. Noor Jahan visited India after 35 years in 1982, to attend ceremonies commemorating Golden Jubilee of the Indian talkie movies.

Noor Jahan

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Issue Date / Year
Pakistan 20.09.2013 (Single)

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