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Musarrat Nazeer is a legendary singer and actress who sang and act in many Urdu and Punjabi films. She also sang solitary, mostly wedding, songs. She was born to a middle class family in 1937. Her parents were of Kashmiri origin from Lahore. Her father, Khwaja Nazeer Ahmed, worked for the municipal corporation as a registered contractor at the time of her birth.
Despite their meager resources, Musarrats parents wanted her to be a doctor. They provided her the best possible education they could afford. Musarrat passed the matriculation examination with distinction. Two years later, she passed the intermediate examination from Kennard College, Punjab, Pakistan.
She had keen interest in music and began singing for radio Pakistan. However, insufficient money from the radio took her to the film director, Anwar Kamal Pasha. She explained to Pasha about her strong desire to sing for the movies. Instead, Pasha suggested her to become an actress. Musarrat needed her parents approval. Pasha himself met Musarrats father and convinced him to allow his daughter to work in movie industry as a singer and actress.
Pasha changed Musarrats name to Chandni and signed her for a side role in his movie. Hence, Chandni made her debut with Nayyar Sultana in Pashas film Qatil in 1955. Her role was secondary but forceful.
Sheikh Lateef of capital films Lahore planned to make a Punjabi film. Lateefs friend, poet and script writer, Baba Aalam sia poash, advised him to cast Chandni(Musarrat) in the film. Sheikh Lateef agreed. This was the debut of Musarrat in Punjabi films, with a nick name Chandni. And then Chandni appeared in the hit Punjabi film, Patan, with her real name, Musarrat Nazeer.
She played the lead role opposite Santosh Kumar also. The producer was Sheikh Lateef and the film was directed by Luqman.
The film Patan opened the doors for Musarrat in the Punjabi film industry, which led her to the all time hit film Paatay Khan. She was the supporting actress. The film was Produced by Shami and Musarrat Nazeer acted along with Noor Jehan and Aslam Pervez.
In her entire movie career, she has always been respected and she herself believes in giving respect to others. She says Give respect, get respect.
Musarrat also gave performances in Pakistan cinemas greatest melodramas like the films Maahi munda and Yakkay wali. It is said, the films Yaar beli, Kartaar Singh and Zeher-e-Ishq were so interesting and emotional that they left audience with tears in their eyes.
Following is the list of Musarrat's films:
Naukri, Aankh ka nasha, Baap ka gunah, Qismat, Naya zamana, Jatti, Watan, Raza, Sola Aanay, Street number 77, Gudda guddi, Lakan matti, Seestaan, Sahara, Rukhsana, Thandi sarak, Palkan, Sehti, Sunehray sapnay, Mirza sahebaan, Jaaedaad, Jhoomar, Gulbadan, Ishq per zoar nahi, Chotay sarkaar, Mungoal, Muft bur, Gulfaam, Bahadur, Baaghi, Jaan-e-bahar.
The song "Us bay wafa ka sheher hai" in the mega- hit film "Shaheed", is considered to be the most popular song till today.
One of Musarrat's greatest achievements are the songs listed below:
"Mera long gawaacha" "Chalay to cut he jaaye ga safar Aahista, Aahista", "Apnay haatoan ki lakiroan mein".
Best Actress Awards
Nigar Award for best actress in 1958, for the film Zeher-e-Ishq.
Nigar Award for best actress in 1959, for the film Jhoomar.
Nigar Award for best actress in 1961, for the film Shaheed.
Musarrat married cardiologist, Dr. Arshad Majeed and both of them settled in Canada in the mid 1970s. Dr. Arshads father, Sheikh Majeed, is an entrepreneur and owns Lala Zaar cinema, Sialkot. Musarrat, who is 71 years of age, and in an excellent health, lives with her husband and daughter in Toronto Canada. Moreover, she in her real life is known to be very friendly and humorous, cracking jokes frequently.
Musarrat sang for quite some time. She retired from the cinema years ago. However, she continued singing for the Pakistan television(Ptv) up until recently.