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Playback singer

Munawar Sultana

The first film singer in Pakistan
Munawar Sultana - Playback singer - The first film singer in Pakistan
Facts on Munawar Sultana
Real name Munawar Sultana
First film Dhamki (Hindi/Urdu - 1945)
First film Teri Yaad (Urdu - 1948)
Active career(1948-59)
Life 1925 - 07-06-1995
Born at Ludhiana, Indian Punjab
Language Punjabi
Profession Singing
Relations Ayub Romani (husband, Radio station director Lahore)

Munawar Sultana was the first ever female playback singer in Pakistani films. She sang four songs in the first ever released Pakistani film Teri Yaad in 1947. Her first super hit song was:

  • Meinu Rabb di Sohn Teray Naal Pyar Ho Geya Way Channa, Sachi Muchi.

It was sung in first musical Pakistani film Pheray (1949). She also sang the first ever super hit duet song with Inayat Hussain Bhatti in the same film..

  • Way Akhian Lavin Na, Tay Fer Pachhtavin Na, Anjana..
    Way Tu Nein Janda, Ishq day Muamlay o Ballay..

Munawar Sultana's all time mega hit song was in Pakistan's first blockbuster film Dulla Bhatti (1956)..

  • Wasta e Rabb da Tu Jain Way Kabootra..

Munawar Sultana was also known for one of the most popular patriotic song in film Bedari (1957)..

  • A Qaid-e-Azam, Tera Ehsan Hay, Ehsan..

Other movies with popular songs were Laray (1950), 2 Aansoo (1950), Be-Qarar (1950), Heer, Noukar (1955), Guddi Gudda (1956) etc.

Munawar Sultana was born in 1925 and died on June 7, 1995.



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