Sunday, 29 March 2009

Madam Noor Jahan

Noor Jehan

Noor Jehan (Urdu: نور جہاں) (September 21 1926 or 1929 - December 23, 2000) was a famous singer and actress. She is revered in Pakistan by her title "Mallika-e-Tarranum" (Queen of Melody) (Urdu: ملکہ ترنم) and is widely considered one of the country's greatest singers.

Date of Death:
23 December 2000, Karachi, Pakistan more
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Alternate Names:
Baby Noor Jahan | Baby Noor Jehan | Madam Noor Jehan | Nur Jehan | Noorjahan | Nurjehan


Jump to filmography as: Actress, Music Department, Soundtrack, Director
  1. Koel (1959) .... Zarina
  2. Neend (1959) .... Sanwali
  3. Nai Kiran (1959) (as Noorjahan)
    ... aka Nave-Palvasha (Pakistan: Pashtu title)
  4. Anarkali (1958) .... Anarkali
  5. Intezar (1956)
  6. Lakht-E-Jigar (1956)
  7. Patay Khan (1955)
  8. Gulnaar (1953)
  9. Anarkali (1953) (as Nur Jehan)
  10. Do Bigha Zamin (1953) (as Noorjahan)
    ... aka Do Bigha Zameen (India: Bengali title)
    ... aka Two Acres of Land (UK: subtitle)
  11. Dopatta (1952)
  12. Chanway (1951) (as Noorjahan)

  13. Mela (1948) (as Nurjehan) .... Basanti
  14. Do Bhai (1947)
    ... aka Two Brothers (International: English title)
  15. Jugnu (1947)
  16. Mirza Sahiban (1947)
  17. Anmol Ghadi (1946) .... Lata/Renuka Devi
    ... aka Precious Time
  18. Badi Maa (1945)
  19. Gaon Ki Gori (1945)
    ... aka Village Girl
  20. Zeenat (1945)
  21. Dost (1944)
  22. Lal Haveli (1944)
  23. Duhai (1943) .... Urvashi
  24. Nadaan (1943) .... Roopa
  25. Khandaan (1942) .... Zeenat
  26. Red Signal (1941)
  27. Sajani (1940)

  28. Gul Bakaoli (1938) (as Baby Noor Jehan)
  29. Royal Commander (1938)
  30. Sheila (1935) (as Baby Noor Jahan)
    ... aka Pind Ni Kuri
Music Department:
  1. Qaidi (1986) (playback singer)
  2. Sholay (1984) (playback singer)
  3. Ishq Pecha (1984) (playback singer)
  4. Sona Chandi (1983) (playback singer)
  5. Sahib Jee (1983) (playback singer)
  6. Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da (1982) (playback singer) (as Madam Noor Jehan)

  7. Mastana Mahi (1971) (playback singer)
  8. Dosti (1971) (playback singer)
    ... aka Friendship (International: English title)
  9. Heer Raanjha (1970/I) (playback singer)
  10. Heer Raanjha (1970/II) (playback singer)
  11. Rangeela (1970) (playback singer)

  12. Andaleeb (1969) (playback singer)
  13. Naajo (1969) (playback singer)
  14. Mughal-E-Azam (1960) (playback singer) (uncredited)
    ... aka The Emperor of the Mughals
    ... aka The Great Mughal
  15. Salma (1960) (playback singer)

  16. Anarkali (1958) (playback singer)
  17. Gulnaar (1953) (playback singer)
  18. Dopatta (1952) (playback singer)
  19. Chanway (1951) (playback singer)

  20. Jugnu (1947) (playback singer)
  21. Anmol Ghadi (1946) (playback singer)
    ... aka Precious Time
  22. Khazanchi (1941) (playback singer)
    ... aka The Cashier (India: English title)
    ... aka The Treasurer (India: English title)
  1. Mississippi Masala (1991) (performer: "Mujse Pehli Si Muhabbat Mere Mehboob Na Maang")

  2. Sholay (1984) (performer: "Jai main hundi Dholna, sone di taveetri", "Balle balle we maile wich kharak kar ke")
  3. Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da (1982) (performer: "Soniye Leven Dopatta", "Mata Sundri Puchhe Baja")

  4. Mastana Mahi (1971) (performer: "Sayoni mera mahi", "Bollan lag pei a tasweer")

  5. Andaleeb (1969) (performer: "Meray dil ki mehfil", "Pyar kar kay hum")
  6. Salma (1960) (performer: "Zindgi hai ya kisi ka intezaar")

  7. Gulnaar (1953) (performer: "Lo chal diye woh ham ko tasalli diye bagheir", "Bachpan ki yaadgaro", "A raat zara tham tham ke guzar", "Sakhi naheen aaye mere balma")
  8. Dopatta (1952) (performer: "Nache jia re chhama chham nache jia re", "Baat hi baat min ji", "Main ban patang urh jaon re", "Chandni raaten, sab jagg soye", "Tum zindgi ko gham ka fasana", "Mere mann ke raja aja", "Ubelti aag se is dil ko jalta dekhte jao", "Sanwaria, tohe koi pukare, aja re")
  9. Chanway (1951) (performer: "Tere long da pea lashkara", "Mere angne de with charhia chann", "Mousam a mohabtan da", "Jadoo koi paagea, dil sada aagea", "Bach ja mundia mor too main sadge", "Chann dea totea we dillaan", "We mundia sialkotia, tere mukhtre", "Changa banaia e saanoo khadona", "Lamian manzilan, dil door kinare")
Chanway (1951) (as Noorjahan)

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Amir Khan

Biography forAamir Khan

Date of Birth
14 March 1965, Mumbai, India


5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Biography

Aamir was first introduced as a child artiste in the 1970's hit Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) -- he was the youngest child in the trio. He 'quit' movies and went on to become the state tennis champion for Maharashtra. Aamir also fell in love with the girl next door in the meantime. He proposed to her the day he turned 21, and she accepted. But apparently, there was opposition since she was from a Hindu family and he, from a devout Islamic one. So, they eloped, got married and returned to their homes. Aamir's wife Reena even appears in the song "Papa Kehte Hain" that made him the darling of the nation. From the tremendous success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988), which was released when he was 23, he has blossomed into India's finest actor. His list of sterling performances include Dil (1990), _Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1990)_, _Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992)_, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Rangeela (1995), Raja Hindustani (1996), Ishq (1997), Ghulam (1998) and Sarfarosh (1999).

His performance in Earth (1998) as the Ice-Candy man has received rave reviews from Indian and International critics. Using classic "method acting", Aamir acts in all genres of Indian films - comedy, action, drama and romance. Though he performs in few films, Aamir Khan is acknowleged today as the most complete Indian actor for his diverse choice of roles and films.

Mini Biography

Aamir khan was born on March 14 1965 in Holy Family Hospital in Bandra, Mumbai in India in a conservative Muslim family which has been part of Hindi Film Industry for a long time. Aamir first came on screen as a child artiste in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973), it was not a real part just a blink and miss appearance in the title song of the film. He later appeared in the art film Holi(1984)along with his friend and later his director Ashutosh Gowariker, the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah. Subsequently he went on to become the state tennis champion of Maharashtra. Sometime before his debut film Aamir fell in love with a girl in his neighborhood Reena. Since she belonged to a Hindu family and he from devout Muslim family, they faced opposition and therefore they married secretly, later they revealed it to the world after QSQT was released. In 1988 came Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak his first film as a lead, the film was a run away success and he achieved instant stardom (the film is now considered a classic of Hindi Cinema).In his second film Raakh (a small, art film) he did a complete opposite role from the lover boy of his first film, his breakthrough performance in this film bagged him the National Film Award of Special Jury. Afterwards he signed a few not so good films which failed at the box office. In the year 1990 he delivered the biggest grosser of the year in the form of Dil and since then he has not looked back giving several commercial and critical hits, his superlative performances include films like Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin (1991), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Parampara(1993), Andaz Apna Apna (1994), Baazi(1995), Rangeela (1995), Akele Hum Akele Tum(1995) ,Raja Hindustani (1996), Ishq(1997), Earth(1998), Ghulam (1998), Sarfarosh (1999), Dil Chahta Hai(2001), Lagaan(2001), Mangal Panday(2005), Fanaa(2006) and Rang De Basanti(2006).

In 2007 he turned director with the film Taare Zameen Par which not only brought him immense critical acclaim but was a huge box office success. Many of his films are considered as cult classics like Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander and Andaz Apna Apna. He divorced his first wife in December 2001 and married Kiran Rao in December 2005.

Aamir Khan, a method actor, his range of characterizations remains unparalleled and because of this diversity and his ability to portray different characters believably on screen, today he is regarded as not only one of the biggest Superstars but also one of the finest actors of Indian Cinema.

Monday, 23 March 2009

Panjabi Hero

Pakistani Film Heroes from the 1950's

First film: Baghi (Urdu - 1956)
Last film: Khar Damagh (Punjabi - 2004)
The most successful and record holder great film hero in Pakistani film history. He struggled many years from 1956 to 1970 and got breakthrough from film Babul in 1971. Basheera (1972), Wehshi Jatt (1975), Moula Jatt (1979), Sher Khan (1981) and many other superhit films made him a demand of box office. He was dominating hero in more than two decades and undefeated super star till his death. He was killed by an un-known gunman on January 9, 1996.

Reltaed links:
» Remembering The Sultan
» Some facts about film records
» The complete filmography
» Filmography of Sultan Rahi ("only" 500 films in the leading roles from 1972-96)

External links (film reviews from
» Moula Jatt
» Hitler
» Ajj da Badmuash
» Jasoos

Sultan Muhammad (Urdu:سلطان محمد) (popularly known as Sultan Rahi) (1938 - January 9, 1996) was a Pakistani film actor who firmly established himself as the biggest film personality from Pakistan in Punjabi films during the 1970s and 1980s. He was mostly popular among people in Punjab, Pakistan.

Some of his major films include Maula Jatt, Sher Khan, Chan Veryam, Kaley Chore, and The Godfather. His extremely successful film career came to a tragic end on January 9, 1996, when he was shot and killed by unidentified persons in a highway robbery on G.T. road near Gujranwala. He was on his way back to Lahore from Islamabad. At the time of death, he was 58 years old. To this day his murder is unsolved.

He is said to have appeared in more than 700 movies, and has accordingly been named in the Guinness Book of Records for the most prolific actor. He has also been featured in profiles of University of California, Irvine, college students.

Sultan Rahi was a legendary action film hero and "the Sultan", who ruled Pakistani films for two decades from 1975–1995. He was the most successful film hero on box office ever though most of his films had similar stories and actions.

Professional career

Sultan Rahi was an extra in the 1959 film (BAGHI). Although he did struggle for a few years in the early 1960s, he did, however, get some supporting roles here and here. The turning point came in 1972, when three of his films celebrated diamond jubilees. In 1975 he became an action icon for the lovers of Punjabi films. The year 1979, changed his whole life as his film (MAULA JATT) became the biggest hit Pakistan had ever seen. It broke all records and did wonders for the Pakistani Film Industry. Sultan Rahi dominated the film industry for decades until his tragic murder on 9th January 1996, he was shot dead on main highway in Pakistan known as GT Road.

Sultan Rahi sets box office records

Sultan Rahi is so far the only actor in Pakistan, who appeared in diamond jubilee films as hero and villain and he is the only hero who's two block busters, (MULA JATT & SHER KHAN) celebrated diamond jubilees in Karachi in their second runs.

Approximate break down of films Sultan Rahi acted in

Total films approx 850+
Punjabi films 700+
Urdu films 103+
Lead Roles 850+
Combined hero roles 430+
Total films Awards 160+
Jubilee films running over 400 weeks: SHER KHAN -444

300 Weeks: SALA SAHIB -318 MAULA JATT -310

200 Weeks: CHAN VERYAM -220



SHER KHAN Naghma Cinema - 172 weeks Mehfil Cinema - 35 weeks

MAULA JATT Sabistan Cinema - 135 weeks Odeon Cinema -25 weeks

SALA SAHIB Metropole Cinema -135 weeks

KHAN CHACHA Capital Cinema -66 Weeks

WEHSHI JATTE Naghma Cinema -53 weeks

CHAN VERYAM Gulistan Cinema -53 weeks

BASHEERA Naz Cinema -36 weeks Odean Cinema -27 weeks

RAKA Sanober Cinema -40 weeks Mubarik Cinema -26 weeks

KALEY CHOR Shabistan Cinema -26 weeks Mehfil Cinema -14 weeks Odean Cinema -11weeks

SAKHI BADSHAH Shabistan Cinema -38 weeks Nigar Cinema -12 weeks

Golden Jubilee runs in major cities: MAULA JATT in Faislabad -Multan -Rawalpindi SHER KHAN in Rawalpindi CHANVERYAM in Guranwala

Silver Jubilee runs in major cities: MAULA JATT in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujrat. SALA SAHIB in Faislabad, Multan, Rawalpindi and Gujranwala.

Blockbuster Films included: MAULA JATT was released on 11/02/79, it ran at: Shabistian Cinema -130 weeks. Odeon Cinema Lahore -23 weks . It did a combined run of 310 weeks total in its first run. Completed Golden Jubilee in Faislabad, Rawalpindi and Multan, Silver jubilee in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Sargodha and Gujrat. Second run Diamond Jubilee completed at; Metropole Cinema -30 weeks and Capital Cinema -34 weeks.) Lahore. Released in 27 cinemas for the second time it completed Silver Jubilee in its 1st week and Golden Jubilee in the second week at Lahore a unique record atthe time. It was the first ever Diamond Jubilee at Qaiser and Godian Cinema Karachi in its 2nd run. The film was made on a low badget of Rs.600.000 but did make a profit of Rs.60.000.000.

Sher Khan was released on Eid-ul-Fittar, August 2, 1981. This film completed 172 weeks at Naghma Cinema (another weeks record on a single cinema!) and 35 weeks at Mehfil cinema Lahore and combined 444 weeks in its first run, which is an all time record for any Pakistani film for the highest number of weeks. Sher Khan also completed Solo Golden Jubilee in Rawalpindi and solo silver jubilees in Gujranwala, Multan, Sialkot, and Faislabad. During the second run Sher Khan completed Diamond Jubilee in Karachi and Golden Jubilee in Lahore. This is also a single film that completed Silver Jubilees in Lahore and Hydrabad at its third run.

Sala Sahib was also released on August 2, 1981 and completed 130 weeks at Metropole cinema Lahore and combined 318 weeks in Lahore. This film had also celebrated solo Silver jubilee at Gujranwala, Faislabad, Multan and Rawalpindi. That was a golden jubilee film in Karachi as well and had great golden jubilee in second run in Lahore and silver jubilee in its 3rd run in Sialkot.

Chan Veryam was third big film released on the Eid-day, August 2, 1981 - what a day for Pakistani films!! This film completed continuously more than 53 weeks at Gulistan Cinema and 27 weeks at Naz cinema Lahore and combined 205 weeks. This film had also celebrated solo golden jubilee (50 Weeks) at Gujranwala and solo silver jubilee in Multan and Rawalpindi.

Sultan Rahi's Diamond Jubilee films (28)

As villain (1 film):1972 (1): Khan Chacha As hero (27 films): 1972 (2): Sultan, Bashira

1974 (1): Sidha Rasta

1975 (2): Wehshi Jatt, Shareef Badmash

1976 (1): Toofan

1977 (1): Jeera sain

1979 (3): Goga Sher, Wehshi Gujjar, Moula Jatt

1981 (4): Athra Puttar, Sher Khan, Sala Sahib, Chan Veryam

1983 (4): Raka, Lawaris, Dara Baloch, Rustam Khan

1984 (2): Kalia, Sholay 1986 (2): Akhri Jang, Malanga

1988 (1): Mola Bakhsh

1991 (1): Kaley Chore

1992 (1): Majhoo

1994 (1): Bala Pere Da

1996 (1): Sakhi badsha

Sultan Rahi's Platinum Jubilee Films:

(54) As hero (49 films):1975 (1): Dada

1976 (1): Jagga Gujjar

1977 (2): Lahori Badsha, and Qanoon

1978 (1): Ranga Daku

1979 (1): Jatt Soorma

1980 (2): Behram Daku and Boycot

1981 (6): Anokha Daaj, Sher Maidan Da, Miley Ga Zulm Da Badla, Jeedar, Jatt in London and Veryaam

1982 (3): Do Bigha Zameen, Muftber, Rustam

1983 (3): Murad Khan, Shan, Baghi Sher

1984 (2): Qatil Hasina and Jabar Khan

1985 (3): Qismat, Ajab Khan and Jagga

1986 (2): Qaidi and Qeemat

1987 (5): Sangal, Allah Rakha, Dulari, Badal and Nache Nagan

1988 (3): Mafroor, Hasina 420 and Roti

1989 (9): Hakumat, Super Girl, Kalka, Balawal, Sultana, Dakait, Rangiley Jasoos, Mujram, and Khuda Bux

1990 (2): Siren and Sher Dil

1991 (3): Chiraghbali, Badmash Thug and Qatil Qaidi

As Supporting actor (5 films): 1970 (2): Anwara and Dunia Matlab di

1971 (1): Dil aur Dunia

1973 (1): Banarsi Thag

1974 (1): Dillagi

Sultan Rahi's Golden and Superhit Silver Jubilee Films (156)

As hero and title roles (128 films): 1973 (2): Zarq Khan and Bala Gujjar 1974 (2): Ultimaitum and Rastey ka Pather

1976 (3): License, Andata and Reshma te Shera 1977 (2): Tin Badshah and Kaun Sharif kaun Badmash 1978 (3): Heera te Bashira, Curfew Order, Sharif Ziddi 1979 (9): Hathiar, Jatt da khrak, Ghunda Act, Aurat Raaj, Butt Bahadar, Dada Pota, Mizam Daku, Gulu Badshah, Aag 1981 (3) Khan-e-Azam, Mr.Aflatoon, Akhri Qurbani 1982 (2): Maidan, Charhada Suraj 1983 (4): Jat te Dogar, Des Perdas, Qudrat, Moti Dogger, Toofan te Toofan, Choron Qutab 1984 (7): Dada Ustad, Haibat Khan, Lal Toofan, Ucha Shamla Jatt da, Barood, Tawan, Lagan 1985 (4): Khuddar, Ghulami, Shah Behram, Direct Hawaldar 1986 (10): Zulam da Toofan, Chan Soorma, Yeh Adam,Insaaf, Akber khan, Qarz, Sanjhi Hathkari, Dara Gujjar, Haq Such, Sher Bahadur 1987 (7): Jugnu, Doli te Hathkari, Jurnail Singh, Silsila, Faqiria, Janbaz, Tiger 1988 (4): Allah Ditta, Tohfa, Noori, Hunterwali 1989 (8): Sikandra, Moula Sain, Zabardast, Madam Bawri, Amir Khan, Zakhmi Aurat, Akhri Qatl 1990 (14): Kali Charan, Hoshiyar, Shera Baloch, Allah waris, Insaniyat ke Dushman, Paley Khan, Governor, Lutera, Putar Jagey da, Waqt, Loha, Manga, Sarmaya, Makhan Gujjar 1991 (4): Gundasa, Lakhan, Lahori Badmash, Riaz Gujjar 1992 (11): Dillagi, Zindagi, Abdulla The Great, Hasinon ki Barat, Sher Ali, Kake Da Kharak, Muhammad Khan, Daku Raaj, Kharak, Godfather, Babra 1993 (7): Paidagir, Khuda gawah, Sodagar, Faqira, Daku Chor Sipahi, Ghunda, Dandey da dor 1994 (10): Gujar da vair, Gujjar Badshah, Khandan, Rani Beti raj karegi, Muchh Jail, Zameen Asman, Pajero group, International lutery, Ghunda Raaj, Ziddi Gujjar 1995 (6): Wehshi Aurat, Gaber Singh, Madam Rani, Chohdri Badsha, Sarak, Jungle ka Qanoon 1996 (4): Akku 10 numbry, Do Jeedar, Foja, Rani Khan 1997 (1): Kala Raaj As villain (12 films): 1969 (1): Dhee Rani 1970 (5): Akhri Chattan, Chan Sajna, Taxi Driver, Rangeela and Att Khuda da vair 1971 (2): Babul and Aasoo Bila 1972 (3): Nizam, Insaan ik tamasha and Thah 1973 (1): Insaan aur Gadha

As supporting actor (15 films): 1956 (1): Baghi 1957 (2): Hatim, Yakewali 1959 (1): Nagin 1960 (1): Saheli 1961 (1): Gulfam 1962 (2): Qaidi and Aulad 1963 (1): Ishaq per zor nahin 1964 (1): Khandan 1966 (2): Aag ka Darya and Aina 1967 (2): Insaniyat and Chacha jee 1969 (1): Diya aur Toofan

Average and Flop Silver Jubilee Films: 150 Plus A Diamond jubilee film is always a mega hit film, which shows 100 weeks continuously on cinemas in a single city. "Solo" means all weeks on a single cinema and "combined" is total weeks on all cinemas. Four Pakistani films were "Solo Diamond Jubilees" Aaina, Moula Jatt, Sher Khan and Sala Sahib. A Platinum Jubilee film is a super hit film, which shows 75 weeks continuously on cinemas in a single city. The success measure for a super hit film is minimum six months release on its main cinema. A Golden Jubilee film is a hit film, which shows 50 weeks continuously on cinemas in a single city. The success measure for a hit Golden Jubilee film is minimum four months on its main cinema. A Solo Golden Jubilee is always a megahit film as film Sassi was in 1954. A Silver Jubilee film is an average film, which shows 25 weeks continuously on cinemas in a single city. The success measure for a Silver Jubilee film is minimum 10 weeks on its main cinema. A Solo Silver Jubilee is always a super hit film as film Pheray was in 1949.

Sultan Rahi's some other record's During the year 1989, Sultan Rahis 35 films were released with 26 titles. Sultan Rahis super hit films Majhoo and Zindagi were completed in just 16 days and Sher Khan was completed within 21 days. Sultan Rahis 90 films with 55 title rolls were released on Eid-ul-Fittar occasions and 66 films with 39 title rolls were released on Eid-ul-Azha occasions. According to flm director of film Basheera Mr. Aslam Dar: "I wanted to cast SAWAN as title role but he had demanded 70 thousands rupees. But after his refusal and demand for a lot of money I had cast to Sultan Rahi as Basheera just for rupees 7 thousands..." After the success of Basheera, Sultan Rahi became Supustar with more than 70 thousands ruppes per film charges and SAWAN became going down as villain and supporting rols. During 11 years (1986 to 1996 ) the quantity of his released films is 304, that is tremendous record. During three years (1989 to 1991) the quantity of his released films is 101. During the following years the quantity of his released films is more than 20 per year. 1976: 26 Films, 1979: 32 Films, 1981: 31 Films, 1983: 21 Films, 1984: 28 Films, 1986: 32 Films, 1 987: 21 Films, 1988: 23 Films, 1989: 35 Films, 1990: 34 Films, 1991: 32 Films, 1992: 31 Films, 1993: 26 Films, 1994: 25 Films, 1995: 21 Films,1996: 24 Films.

Sultan Rahi's heroine's Total heroines: 60 Plus

Sultan Rahi appeared with Anjuman in 129 films, Aasia 79 films, Saima 65 films, Mumtaz 57 films, Gori 33 films and Najma 30 films. At the same time Sultan Rahi was popular hero of two real sisters Anjuman and Gori. He also performed as hero with two other real sisters Sangeeta and Kaveeta.

Sultan Rahi with other actor's

Sultan Rahi appeared in numbers of films with Bahar 300 Plus, Ilyas Kashmiri 280, Humayun Qureshi 255, Mustafa Qureshi 222, Afzal Ahmed 158, Rangila, 136, Iqbal Hassan 128, Ghulam Mohayydin 88 and Yousaf Khan 63

Sultan Rahi's director's Total directors: 228 with Masood Rana: 36 with 26 titles with Younas Malik: 31 with 25 titles with Iqbal Kashmiri: 33 with Hasan Askari: 26 with Altaf Hussain: 26

129 directors cast Sultan Rahi in Title Rolls.

115 directors cast Sultan Rahi in their very first films.

60 directors cast Sultan Rahi as title rolls in their very first films.

No any film of Sultan Rahi was failed with director Younas Malik out of 18 consecutive successful films.

Sultan Rahi's writer's Total writers: 235

with Nasir Adeeb 200 Plus (titles 153), with Mustafa Kemal Pasha 66 Plus (titles 51) and with Bashir Niaz 50 Plus

Sultan Rahi's Musicians with musician Wajahat Atrey: 200 Plus and with musician M. Ashraf: 100 Plus

Sultan Rahi's Singer's Sultan Rahi was a complete action hero, but almost two dozen songs were picturized on him. 90% songs were sung by Masood Rana, who was a dominating male singer in Punjabi film history. Other singers sung for him were Mehdi Hassan, Akhlaq Ahmad, Rajab Ali, Shoukat Ali, A. Nayyar, Inayat Hussain Bhatti and of course him self - he sung a song in film Sadhu aur Sheitan and song was "Behna, Bhayya ki pyari Behna, yehi dua hai Susral mein ja ke sada khushi tum rehna..." (music Kemal Ahmad).

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Salman Khan

One thought, and with reason enough, that Salman Khan had only biceps and some stylish hops to offer to Bollywood.
The notion changed with time. Salman had acting cells in him as well. After all, he also was one with film lineage. Salman's father Salim is a renowned scriptwriter. And stepmom Helen leaves an indelible mark in Hindi films as the sensuous epitome of a cinematic diva.
The actor came of age with Sooraj Barjatya's Maine Pyar Kiya. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun's phenomenal success established Salman as one of the formidable Khan trio.
Today he is a sought after hero, working with almost all top banners. On the personal front, Khan had lovely ladies as his women. Salman's love story began with Sangeeta Bijlani and at the moment is on a halt with the ex-Miss World and Bollywood's current leading lady Aishwarya Rai.
Ah! the pressures of being one of the hottest hunks. His presence seems to provoke a scene wherever he goes. Hysteria breaks out - thousands of girls go all coy and blushing in his presence, not quite knowing where to look. Female visitors to the sets of his movies tend to leave with their knees distinctly weaker than when they arrived. Go to a girl's college and you'd come across snippets of such breathless chat: "Salman is the best thing to have happened to Hindi films - he's so handsome, so intriguing, so sexy." Said one of his leading ladies, "Oh, my God, it's so difficult to ward off his female fans, they're crazy about him." Female public's growing obsession with Salman is the best indication of the fact that we're clearly in the grip of 'Salman mania'
Paparazzi can't track the elusive star down..he's an extremely private person. As far as he's concerned, work stops when the camera stops rolling. And not to forget the adversary relationship with the Press that dubbed him 'a bad dude, with the disposition of a wild snot and fists of fury'. Well, if he needs that fury 'to keep scums at bay' why should it be denied him?
At close range, Salman is boyishly likeable. He makes you want to reach through his physical deterrence and give him a friendly pat, as he smiles, lowering his eyes and shakes your hand. There's something about him, an instant familiarity. With no curtain of diffidence to drop, no attitude problem, he immediately opens up as if he were an old pal. He's the kind of a guy whose company one seeks because he is loaded with natural charm. He laughs easily at your humour, pays close attention to your questions and answers them fully and thoughtfully. He's focussed without being strained. Salman's reputation for being rude doesn't mean a thing once you meet him. You can't believe any bad stuff written about him and can easily shrug off business built on gossip which leads to a lot of misunderstanding and tarnishes someone's name. In real life he's a completely normal guy. With just one big difference. Salman has it- the star quality. But he is one of those rare actors who hasn't taken full advantage of his charms or star status. Anyone in his place could've signed any number of movies, but this is a hunk through which a grassblade of conscience heroically peeks. Salman has always made it a point to be part of an ensemble which is the mark of the very substantial, committed and up person that he is. There's a rare spine of integrity to everything he does, like turning down roles which didn't agree with him - temperamentally. It's easy to see why he commands respect.

A romantic film seems to be his normal habitat, playing all too clean-cut heroes. "Playing the romantic," says Salman, 'is perfectly consistent with my image. So why should I move out of it?" Trying to avoid the apparent rough and tumble in a film? "It's not as if I don't do action films - in fact, I have a wider choice of roles than many others. Wasn't Veergati an action film ?
Maine Pyar Kiya was his first movie, Salman started his career with a super hit movie to his lot. After Maine Pyar Kiya was Pathar Ke Phool which had good music but movie failed at box office.Salman started signing films after films and flops started to fell in his lot. Jagruti, Dil Tera Ashique were few of them. Baaghi was also a hit movie and thus Salman's successful career started. Then came Lawerance D'souza's Saajan which was a hit and it proved this hero could perform serious role whn wanted in the film to potray his character . "In Saajan, Sanju (Sunjay Dutt) got the girl, in Majhdhaar, Rahul Roy walks off with the heroine. Maybe I'm better off this way. Letting the other guy ride off into the sunset with the girl, I get the audience sympathy." And he also gives a lot of importance to having a rapport with his co-stars. "You have to make an effort to establish a rapport in the interest of the film. I have worked with Sunjay Dutt, Nana Patekar,(Khamoshi), Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Rahul Roy, Sanjay Kapoor and Jackie Shroff and have always got along with everyone." But whom does he like the best? He's at his candid best, "Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Aamir and Govinda." After Saajan came Rajkumar Santoshi's Andaz Apna Apna, in which Salman's comedy stole the masses. Karan Arjun casted this macho-man with top star Shahrukh Khan and the film was directed by Rakesh Roshan. The song Yeh Raat Aur Yeh Doori made people swing to its tune. Suraj Barjataya's Hum Apke Hain Koun opposite Madhuri Dixit was a super hit and Salman came in the race of capturing number one position.
Judwaa had Salman in double role, though the script was not good the movie was a superhit at box office due to excellent music and good dance numbers. Salman's brother Sohail Khan directed a movie called Auzaar which was a flop at box office. The film had no effect on Salman's career since he had Jeet in his pocket. Jeet proved to be successful and Salman acting talents were appreciated. Salman Khan is supposed to be one of the handsome hero in the industry having many good productions and directors so that he can give many hits and prove himself to be in the class of number one hero's. His Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya has done well and his Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai is doing average business. And all that success at the drop of a shirt. It works only if have a body worth the showing.
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai bagged him a Filmfare award for the Best Supporting Actor. He tried his hands on comedy with Biwi No.1, Dulhan Hum Le Jaayenge, and Chal Mere Bhai and was very successful. Now he is back in action with Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge.
His priorities in life? "My family, my girlfriend, my work, my friends," says he with a smile. And the ideal way of life? A sigh of contentment escapes his lips as he answers this one. "Sun in my face, coke in hand and no tensions in my head, as now." Today he doesn't seem to have any need for battles. He's calmed down. Happily wearing his stardom, he's friendly, intensely likeable, instantly chummy, the antithesis of the arrogant and moody star. The calm eye in the centre of the hurricane, that's movie- making. So where's the peril ?
He made a name for himself with soft-spoken, romantic roles. Lately it seems like Salman Khan's mission in life is to prove what a very good actor that makes him.Son of scriptwriter Salim Khan (who co-wrote classics like Sholay, Deewar, Zanjeer, and Mr. India), Salman shot to fame as a gentle Romeo in the 1989 blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya. He then went on to star in some of the biggest hits of the 90s, among them Hum Aapke Hain Koun...!, Karan Arjun, and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. In recent years, however, his drama off-screen proved more gripping than any movie. He moved from scrape to messy scrape with the law, the media, and his sometimes girlfriend, Miss World-turned-actress Aishwarya Rai. Columnists bemoaned his bad boy ways. Religious fundamentalists protested his taste in women (he was a Muslim; Aishwarya, a Hindu). But all along, diehard fans swore he was simply misunderstood. Now he stands accused of manslaughter. And even those fans may reached their limit.Fall 1998 marked the beginning of Salman's legal troubles. While in Jodhpur, Rajasthan to shoot the 'Mhare Hivda' song sequence for Yashraj's Hum Saath Saath Hain, he and several costars went hunting in the nearby Thar Desert. The group strayed onto a Bishnoi reservation, where Salman shot a black buck, a member of an endangered species that is illegal to hunt. The Bishnoi -- being a tribe that believes in the sanctity of all life, and not at all in the sanctity of film stars -- physically detained the actor, who was then thrown into jail by an unsympathetic magistrate. The scandal sent reporters scrambling for their pens -- which they then used to draw an indelible black mark next to the actor's name.Media then turned their attention to his rocky relationship with Aishwarya Rai, whom he began to date after acting across from her in 1999's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Rumors already existed claiming that Khan had physically abused a former girlfriend, Pakistani actress Somy Ali. Now the Rai family's rumored displeasure fueled similar tales regading his behavior with Aishwarya. The media gleefully featured reports about Salman's late night visits to Aishwarya's apartment: neighbors claimed he pounded on Aishwarya's door for hours, screaming futile, furious demands to be let inside.

Filmfare Awards
1990: Filmfare Best Debut Award win and Best Actor nomination for the role of Prem in Maine Pyar Kiya.
1995: Best Actor nomination for the role of Karan in Karan Arjun.
1996: Best Supporting Actor nomination in the movie Jeet.
1998: Best Actor nomination for the role of Sooraj in Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya.
1998: Best Supporting Actor win for the role of Aman Mehra in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
1999: Best Actor nomination for the role of Sameer in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Best Comedian nomination for the role of Prem in
Biwi No. 1.
2004: Best Actor nomination for the role of Radhe Mohan in Tere Naam and Best Supporting Actor nomination for the role of Alok Raj in
2006: Best Comedian nomination for the role of Prem in No Entry.
Star Screen Awards
2004: Best Actor nomination for the role of Radhe Mohan in Tere Naam.
2005: Best Actor nomination for the role of Inspector Arjun Ranavat in Garv: Pride and Honour.
Zee Cine Awards
2004: Popular Award, Best Actor nomination for the role of Radhe Mohan in Tere Naam.
2005: Popular Award, Best Actor nomination for the role of Sameer Malhotra in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
Bollywood Movie Awards
He won the Best Sensational Actor award for his role in Chori Chori Chupke Chupke at the 2002 Z-Gold- Bollywood Movie Awards.

Atif Aslam Bio Graphy

Muhammad Atif Aslam was born on 12th march 1983 in Wazirabad Gujranwala. Atif's kinder garden started in Model town Lahore at Kimberley Hall School. His first stage manifestation was in a fancy dress show at his school when he was in grade–1 where he performed as Imran Khan “ Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team”. Since then cricket was like a passion to him. He was never tired of playing cricket for hours in his car porch whether it is scorching sun outside or even raining. At that time he did not use to listen any kind of songs.
At the age of 9 in 1991 he shifted to Rawalpindi/Islamabad where he continued his studies in Saint Pauls School. He started playing Basket Ball and he used to lead his school team for matches. Atif came back to Lahore in 1995 where he continued his studies in Divisional Public School Model Town. For his immense passion for cricket he was selected in his school team as a fast bowler. Atif cleared his 10th grade in 14 years of age with a distinctive edge that he has always been the youngest boy in the class because of his double promotions while he was in Kimberley Hall. Atif started his HSc in PAF College Lahore. Cricket was all the times with him. He was in his college team as well, where he presented his college in other cities. Beside his studies, he was putting his maximum time in practicing for professional cricket.
During his college life he came across with some interest in music. His eldest brother was having a collection of more than 8,000 songs of almost all music genres. Un-intentionally he was developing a habit of listening to all kinds of music in his house. As a good learner he quickly grasped the control of voice but till that time he was not interested in singing, his passion was to enter in Pakistan cricket team as a fast bowler and he was right on track while practicing at the net at Shapes club Lahore where Imran Khan used to come and give tips to him for bowling. The twist in the story comes when one day he was singing with his friends at the college canteen. His friends insisted him to participate in the singing competition on Independence Day celebrations at PAF College Lahore and Sargodha in 1998. He performed there and won the competition. After HSc Atif Joined Punjab Institute of Computer Science Gulberg Campus. This time studies were much more demanding as compared to the previous ones. He had to sacrifice his time for the cricket. His hobby of singing continued when he entered the singing competition of his college. There were a total of 8 participants .The media team entered Atif's name in the competition at the eleventh hour and he won the competition by singing a hit number Duur of Strings Band
He kept on winning these competitions every semester until he announced that he will no longer participate in next competitions so that someone else can also win the competition. He encountered Goher at his college who had good interest in Music & was a good, talented guitarist. Together they used to practice a lot and started doing mini concerts for their friend. Atif used to sing Junoon's and String's songs at the concerts. The volume of cheers of audience kept on increasing. They performed concerts for their college, McDonalds and some other restaurants as well. Atif recorded the legendary song “AADAT” at Mekal Hassan's Studio. Mekal injected his professionalism in the song to make it worth listening time after time. Atif formed the band and named the band as “JAL” which means water, the essence of life. The song got popularity on different musical websites on Pakistan. The song was also being on aired on major Radio channels of Pakistan like FM100, FM 105 etc. “Umer Anwar” from Karachi approached Atif for making the video of “AADAT”. Aadat's video was shot in one day in a warehouse at Karachi. The basic theme of the video was to attract people to listen to this song, which will vanish their sorrows and then make them happy.
A girl who acted as an angel in the video was distributing this message to people to listen to this song. Atif was making waves in the industry. God has been very very kind to Atif. By the Grace of God his video was released in December on “ARY THE MUSIC” and then it rocked almost all the channels.
Atif released his first album Jal Pari on 18th July 2004 all over the nation by the country's leading record label, Sound Master and IC records & Alhumdolillah the results declared it as the best selling album of the year within just 5 months of the release and it is still continuing. Because of the eternal mercifulness of Allah who gave the kind of continuous love of people to Atif , lime light, interviews, fans, autographs, snaps, concerts, get-togethers, traveling all came to him at once and Atif was really stretched up for all this because in the mean time he had the final exams of BCS and he cleared his Bachelorz in Computer Science ( hons) from University of Central Punjab. Performing live is the real test of any singer and Alhumdolillah people believe that Atif is one of the best live singers in the nation. Atif has done hundreds of live shows with local as well as international artists all over the globe for a lot of brands.
Atif's song WOH LAMHEY which he sang for the Bollywood movie “ Zeher” in 2005 is being considered among the ten best ever green songs of the Bollywood industry doing a business of One million Dollar plus only in India in terms of sales. This song opened the doors of bollywood for Atif and he is now one of the few singers of the nation who are doing play back singing in bollywood which is indeed a national pride for us. His 2nd song in bollywood “Aadat” made people addicted to his voice in the biggest nation of the world. Third song “Teray Bin” is also being considered as one of the most touching and heart melting numbers of the year 2006. One of the most rare distinctions which atif earned for Pakistan was that his 3 songs “ Aaadat , Ehsaas and Yakeen were included in a Hollywood art movie “ MAN PUSH CART”. The movie got tremendous response in international film festivals and won FEPRISKI award in Europe Atif has been nominated for a number of awards internationally during his short career which is again a matter of pride for the nation. His song Who Lamhay made him nominated as best singer for 2005 in almost all the film awards of bollywood including Film Fare Awrads , Zee Cine Awards , IIFA Awards etc etc . Some of the awards he has won are as under:

Winner OF Best Play Back SingerBest Debu Singer Sahara Sangeet Awards USA
Winner OFBest Song Best LyricistBest Composition
Most Wanted Male The Music Awards Karachi
Atif has a long list of the people who supported him through out his career so far and he is very grateful to them all. In Atif’s encouraging family he has a very loving & simple mother who always prays for his success. His father “Muhammad Aslam” is an Engineer from UET , recently Retired from his Public Service from Communication & Works Department and is very happy to see the success of his youngest son. Atif has three brothers. “Shahzad” the eldest one is an Engineer from UET plus a photographer ( who keeps on guiding Atif for the various aspects of his videos, images and tours. The second one is “Shahbaz”, an MBA from PCBA who manages all the concerts of Atif .He also design clothes for Atif. The third one is Sheraz a computer Graduate from Allama Iqbal Open University, is a great graphic designer, painter and a Webmaster and a true friend of Atif.We all wish him the very best of luck for his musical career. He need support, prays, best wishes from all you people. He has to go a very long way. This is just a start. We need you guys to pray for him that God should always be extremely kind to him.“Sitaroun say aagay jahan aur bhi hainAbhi ISHQ k imtihaan aur bhi hain”

Pakistani Singers

Atif Aslam (Urdu: عاطف اسلم, born March 12, 1983) is a Pakistani pop singer. He was born in Wazirabad and educated in Lahore and Rawalpindi.
Adnan Sami Khan (Urdu: عدنان سمیع خان; born 15 August 1973), popularly known simply as Adnan Sami, is a popular British/Pakistani [1] [2]-born Pakistani