Bindiya (Pakistani actress)

Bindiya is a Pakistani actress and singer.[1] She is known for her roles in dramas Noor Bano, Nadamat, Samundar, Thakan and Meri Behan Maya and she also acted in Urdu and Punjabi films Begum Jaan, Awaz, Pakeeza, Behan Bhai, Ek Din Bahu Ka and Joora.[2] She is one of the most popular actress of her time and was one of the most successful actress of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.[1][3]

Bindiya
Born
Rubina Ahmad

(1960-05-02) 2 May 1960 (age 63)
Lahore, Pakistan
EducationUniversity of Lahore
Occupations
  • Actress
  • Singer
Years active1973 – present
Spouses
Zafar Ibrahim
(m. 2013)
Asad Nazir
(m. 1997; div. 1999)
Muhammad Al-khumaish
(m. 1980; div. 1986)
Children1
RelativesVaneeza Ahmad (niece)
Meena Pervaiz (sister)

Early life edit

Bindiya's parents lived at Calcutta her mother was from Calcutta and her father was from Bengal. After Partition her parents migrated from India to Pakistan and settled in Lahore.[4] Bindiya was born in 1960 in Lahore, Pakistan and completed her studies from University of Lahore graduating with a master's degree in English literature.[4]

Career edit

Bindiya started working as an English newscaster on PTV and later she made her debut as an actress in drama Jhok Siyal.[1] Then she appeared in dramas Chattan Par Ghonsala, Samundar, Din and Aik Din.[5] She also appeared in dramas Drama 83, Andhera Ujala, Status and Footpath Ki Ghaas. In late 1980s she worked in theatre with Saba Hameed and Samina Ahmad.[6] Then she worked in films both Urdu and Punjabi including Khan Baloch, Begum Jaan, Awaz, Pakeeza, Behan Bhai, Ek Din Bahu Ka, Joora and Aahat.[3][7][8] Since then she appeared in dramas Meri Behan Maya, Noor Bano, Nadamat and Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat.[9][10][11]

Personal life edit

Bindiya first married Muhammad Al-khumaish a pilot from Jordan in 1980s but later she divorced him and took the custoday of her only son Jahanzeb.[12] Then she married actor Asad Nazir after one-and-half years she divorced him.[1] In 2013 she married Zafar Ibrahim.[13] Bindiya's sister Meena Pervaiz was also a newscaster and her niece Vaneeza Ahmad is an actress and singer.

Filmography edit

Television edit

Year Title Role Network
1973 Jhok Siyal Sania PTV
1975 Moorat Zohra PTV
1981 Chattan Par Ghonsala Hina Shaukat PTV
1983 Samundar Nosheen PTV
Qasai Aur Mehngai Zartaj PTV
1984 Khul Ja Simsim Ayesha PTV
20 Golden Years Of PTV Herself PTV
Andhera Ujala Nasreen PTV
Status Shahina PTV
1985 Footpath Ki Ghaas Kulsoom PTV
1986 Aik Din Raat Naheed PTV
1988 Gumshuda Afshan PTV
1989 Neelay Hath Sajida Hameed PTV
1990 Baraf Ke Rang Rita Raty STN
1992 Din Tabinda PTV
1993 Aik Shaam Din Ke Naam Herself PTV
2006 Dobara Aroosa PTV
2007 Mithaas Reshma PTV
2009 Sitarey Sitara PTV[1]
Tinkay Zari PTV
2010 Noor Bano Alvina's mother Hum TV
2011 Jee Saheeli Herself A-Plus
Nadamat Farzana Hum TV
Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoole Walusha PTV[14]
Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat Sukaina's mother Geo TV[15]
2012 Thakan Izmat ARY Digital[16]
Chalo Phir Se Jee Kar Dekhain Zaitoon Bano PTV
Anushka Romana PTV[17]
Meri Behan Maya Attiya Shahzeb Geo Entertainment[18]
2014 Tum Woh Nahi Munazzah Express Entertainment
2020 The Shareef Show Mubarak Ho Herself Geo Entertainment

Film edit

Year Film Language
1977 Begum Jaan Urdu[19]
Yadon Ki Barat Urdu[20]
1978 Nazrana Urdu
Awaz Urdu
Shola Punjabi[21]
1979 Mr. Ranjha Urdu[22]
Tandur Pashto[23]
Waaday Ki Zanjeer Urdu
Behan Bhai Urdu[24]
Tarana Urdu
Pakeeza Urdu[25]
1980 Aap Ki Khatir Urdu[26]
Chotay Nawab Urdu[27]
Jhagra Punjabi
Sathi Urdu
1981 Bara Aadmi Urdu
Moula Jatt Tay Noori Natt Punjabi[28]
Mr. Aflatoon Punjabi
Aladin Urdu
Rustam Punjabi
Tangay Wali Urdu
1982 Sangdil Urdu
Aangan Urdu[29]
Aahat Urdu[30]
Bivian Hey Bivian Urdu
Ek Din Bahu Ka Urdu[31]
1984 Muqaddar Ka Sikandar Urdu[32]
1985 Khan Baloch Siraiki
Deewanay Do Urdu[33]
1986 Joora Punjabi[34]
1987 Mera Insaf Urdu[35]
1988 Yadona Dolei Pashto[36]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Result Title Ref.
1986 6th PTV Awards Best Actress Nominated Footpath Ki Ghaas [37]

References edit

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  2. ^ "Waheed Murad's A-game". The News International. 13 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b "The unforgettable iconic queens of 70s cinema". The Express Tribune. 23 January 2022.
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  5. ^ South and Southeast Asia Video Archive Holdings. University of Wisconsin-Madison. p. 65.
  6. ^ Accessions List, South Asia, Volume 13, Issues 1-6. Library of Congress. Library of Congress Office. p. 648.
  7. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 198. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
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  9. ^ "Primetime: Battle of the babes?". Dawn News. 18 March 2021.
  10. ^ 50 Years of Lahore Arts Council, Alhamra: An Overview. Sang-e-Meel Publications. p. 3.
  11. ^ The Herald, Volume 21, Issues 10-12. Pakistan Herald Publications. p. 91.
  12. ^ Pakistan & Gulf Economist, Volume 10, Issues 14-26. Economist Publications. p. 18.
  13. ^ "اداکارہ بندیا نے امریکا میں ڈاکٹر ظفر علی سے شادی کر لی". Dunya News. 6 July 2022.
  14. ^ "Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoole". Vidpk.com. Archived from the original on 12 February 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Ali Zafar lights up the night as "Bol" sweeps Lux Style Awards 2012". Dawn News. 20 April 2022.
  16. ^ "ڈرامہ سیریل"تھکن"مسلسل کامیابی کی جانب گامزن". Daily Pakistan. 19 March 2023.
  17. ^ "Anusha". Vidpk.com. Archived from the original on 16 November 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Meri Behan Maya". Vidpk.com. Archived from the original on 1 August 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2021.
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  23. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  24. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 293. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  25. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 293. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  26. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  27. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  28. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 300. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  29. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 303. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  30. ^ "Mandwa to celebrate anniversary with film 'Aahat'". The News International. 4 July 2021.
  31. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 303. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  32. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 307. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  33. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 312. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  34. ^ "Joora". Pakistan Film Magazine. 14 February 2023.
  35. ^ "Mera Insaf". Pakistan Film Magazine. 23 May 2023.
  36. ^ "Yadona Dolei". Pakistan Film Magazine. 10 December 2023.
  37. ^ "6th PTV Awards", Pakistan Television Corporation, archived from the original on 1 January 2022, retrieved 8 November 2021{{citation}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

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