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prePartition playback singer

Shamshad Begum

The first top playback singer in Indo/Pak films..
Shamshad Begum - prePartition playback singer - The first top playback singer in Indo/Pak films..
Facts on Shamshad Begum
Real name Shamshad Begum
First film Majnu 1935 (Hindi/Urdu - 1935)
Active career
Life 14-04-1919 - 23-04-2013
Born at Lahore
Language Punjabi
Profession Singing

Shamshad Begum was discovered by the legendary music director Master Ghulam Haidar. She began her singing career on Radio Lahore in the mid 1930s. She was introduced in Punjabi film Yamla Jatt in 1940 and was a busy playback singer. She sang many Hindi/Urdu songs but her Punjabi film songs were street songs in both Indian and Pakistani Punjab.

Shamshad Begum was born in 1919 at Lahore and died on April 23, 2013 at Mumbai.

Shamshad Begum

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