// author archive

Anis Ahmed Shakur

Anis Ahmed Shakur has written 7 posts for PakistaniMusic.com Blog

A Tribute to Nazia Hassan

Looks like you’re new here. To stay on top of Pakistani entertainment news and celebrity gossip, subscribe to the PakistaniMusic.com RSS feed or sign up for convenient email updates. Thanks for visiting!The news of the death of pop star Nazia Hassan on Sunday, August 13, 2000, spread like wildfire. Within seconds, the Internet, newspapers and [...]

Barbara Sharif: Stamp of Success

‘Life is a movie and you are the star. Give it a happy ending’.
Presumably, the first time Pakistanis came across Barbara was in the early 1970s. She made her presence felt in a ‘Jet’ washing powder commercial and came to be known as ‘Jet’ powder girl. Fair-haired, attractive and intelligent, Barbara soon became a house- [...]

Atiqa Odho: As I Know Her

Luckily, there are many examples of people in show business who appreciate and recognize the virtues of hard work and ingenuity. A quick example is Atiqa Odho, who is amply endowed with numerous qualities, including the aforementioned hard work and ingenuity.
Born to an enlightened family, she received the best possible education and upbringing in the [...]

Munni Begum: A Symbol of Simplicity

There are artists who achieve great name and fame, when they are at the pinnacle of their career. As far as I am concerned, all I have been endeavoring to do is just to be like an artist and that is it.

Ahmed Rushdi: We Miss You

One fine morning in 1954, people were listening a song from radio Pakistan Karachi’s station: The message of the song was unique, the voice was clear and forceful and the lyrics were "Bunder Road say Keamari". Little did the listeners realized that the boy who was singing then, is going to become the part and [...]

Zubeida: Zeal for Music

Reminiscing about the Pakistan film industry’s post independence years refreshes our memory about great artists of all times like Santosh Kumar, Sabiha Khanum, Darpan etc. However, this list will never be considered complete without including the name of our renowned, highly respected singer and actress Zubeida Khanum. For Zubeida, life was music and music was [...]

The Golden Era of the Pakistani Film Industry

1. Ahmed Rushdi’s first song was "Bunder Road say Keamari" (1954) not recorded for movie.
2. Waheed Murad’s first film was "Aulad" (1962)
3. Mohammed Ali’s first film was " Chiragh Jalta Raha" (1962)
4. Deeba’s first film was " – "
5. Kamal Irani’s first film was " – "
6. Nadeem’s (Nazeer Baig) first film was [...]