Naheed Akhtar

Naheed Akhtar (also spelled Nahid Akhtar) is a Pakistani playback singer. She is tagged as the "nightingale of Pakistan". She was the top Lollywood playback singer during the second half of 70s and 80s. She won 3 Nigar Awards and a Pride of Performance in 2007. [1]

Naheed Akhtar
ناہید اختر
Naheed Akhtar - 3.jpg
BornSeptember 26, 1956
NationalityPakistani
OccupationSinger
Years active(1970-1992)
Awards3 Nigar Film Awards for Best Singer
HonoursPride of Performance (2007)
Musical career
GenresPlayback singing, Ghazal
Instruments
Labels
Associated acts

Early life and familyEdit

Akhtar was born on September 26, 1956 in Multan, Punjab. She has 3 sisters and 4 brothers. A sister of her, Hameeda Akhtar, was also a singer.[2][3]

Singing careerEdit

Nahid's career began in 1970 when she sang a duet with Khalid Asghar in "Raag Malhar" at Radio Pakistan Multan. She has recorded songs in a range of styles, including Pakistani film music, pop, Ghazal, traditional Pakistani classical music, Punjabi folk songs, Qawwalis, Naat & Hamds & Others. She was first discovered for films by veteran music director M. Ashraf in the mid-1970s who pursued her to sing in films. She had no well-known person as ustad (teacher) to train her musically but music director M. Ashraf played a key role in grooming her talent. Her inaugural film "Nanha Farishta" was released in 1974 and in the same year she sang songs in film Shama (1974). Initially it was said in the film circles that she was introduced to fill the vacuum of Runa Laila who had migrated to Bangladesh. But later people realized that she had her own original singing style. She was active in the Pakistani film industry all the way through the 1980s.[1][4]
As a playback singer, Naheed has given her voice to 590 songs in 436 Urdu and Punjabi films.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Nahid left singing in 1986. Later, she married to a journalist Asif Ali Pota in 1994. Both had a daughter and a son together. Pota died of cardiac arrest in 2017.[1]

Later appearancesEdit

Naheed Akhtar made an appearance on stage in 2013, after repeated requests of the management of a TV show,[6] where active and popular singers like Shabnam Majeed and Saima Jahan sang her songs to pay tribute to her.[7] She stays busy with her family and children, and as of 2016, is not actively pursuing a singing career.

Popular songsEdit

A list of Nahid's popular songs includes:[1][5]

FilmsEdit

  • "Aisay Mousam Mein Chup Kyun Ho",1974 (Film: Shama - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Taslim Fazli
  • "Kisi Mehrban Nay Aa Kay Meri Zindagi Saja Di", 1974 (Film: Shama - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Taslim Fazli
  • "Lal Lal Honto Peh, Piya Tera Naam Hay", 1975 (Film: Dil Nasheen - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Masroor Anwar
  • "Main Ho Gei Dildar Ki, Honay Lagi Chubban Pyar Ki", 1975 (Film: Teray Meray Sapnay - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: Kemal Ahmad, Poet: Younis Hamdad
  • "Tut Turo Tara Tara", 1975 (Film: Mohabbat Zindgi Hay - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Masroor Anwar
  • "Likh Di Ham Nay, Aaj Ki Sham, Aap Ki Khatir, Aap Kay Naam", 1975 (Film: Neik Parveen - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: A. Hameed, Poet: Riazur Rehman Saghar
  • "Yeh Dunya Rahay Na Rahay Meray Hamdam", 1975 (Film: Mera Naam Hay Mohabbat - Urdu): Singer(s): Mehdi Hassan, Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Taslim Fazli
  • "Dekha Jo Mera Jalwa To Dil Tham Lo Gay", 1976 (Film: Talash - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: Nisar Bazmi, Poet: Masroor Anwar
  • "Bijli Bhari Hay Meray Ang Ang Mein", 1976 (Film: Deevar - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf
  • Pyar To Ik Din Hona Tha, Hona Tha, Ho Geya, 1976 (Film: Kharidar - Urdu): Singer(s): A. Nayyar, Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Kaleem Usmani
  • "Teray Siva Dunya Mein Kuch Bhi Nahin", 1976 (Film: Shabana - Urdu): Singer(s): Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Taslim Fazli
  • "Jis Tarf Ankhon Uthaun, Teri Tasvira Hay", 1976 (Film: Surayya Bhoopali - Urdu): Singer(s): Mehdi Hassan, Naheed Akhtar, Music: Nashad, Poet: Saifuddin Saif
  • "Sathi Mujay Mil Geya, Mil Geya Mil Geya, Rasmon Ko Toren Gay", 1977 (Film: Jasoos - Urdu): Singer(s): A. Nayyar, Naheed Akhtar, Music: Tafu, Poet: Fyaz Hashmi
  • "Baant Raha Tha Jab Khuda, Sare Jahan Ki Naimten", 1978 (Film: Nazrana - Urdu): Singer(s): Mehdi Hassan, Naheed Akhtar, Music: M. Ashraf, Poet: Qateel Shafai
  • "Sahalie Ni Piar, Pyar Meinu Hoya", 1985 (Film: Mehndi - punjabi): Singers: Nahid Akhtar, Noor Jahan, Music: Wajahat Attray

TelevisionEdit

  • Main Noo Soda Water
  • Aati Hai Pawan Jaati hai Pawan
  • Hamara Parcham Ye Piyara Parcham
  • Kabhi Bindiya Hanse
  • Shabe Gham Mujh Se Mil Kar
  • Tumse Ulfat Ke
  • Jahan Tera Naqsh e Qadam Dekhtay Hein
  • Chaap Tilak Sab Chheen Li
  • Do Nain Kanwal
  • Zinda Rahein To kiya Hai

RadioEdit

  • Phir Chiraghe Lala Se Roshin Hue, (Kalam e Iqbal)
  • Ik Kiran Muskhurati Huyi Ik Kiran, (Mili Naghma)
  • Teri Umeed Tera Intezar
  • Ankhein Jin Ko Dekh Na Payein
  • Khushi Se Dil Ne Sahein Bewafaiyan

Filmography - Urdu filmsEdit

Filmography - Urdu Films
Film Name Year Music
Nanha Farishta- (Urdu Colour)[4] 1974 M. Ashraf
Phool Mere Gulshan Ka - (Urdu Colour) 1974 M. Ashraf
Shikaar - (Urdu Colour) 1974 A. Hamid
Deedar - (Urdu Colour) 1974 Nashad
Haqeeqat - (Urdu Colour) 1974 A. Hamid
Shama - (Urdu Colour)[4] 1974 M. Ashraf
Zanjeer - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Naik Parveen - (Urdu Colour) 1975 A. Hamid
Roshni - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Kamal Ahmed
Shararat - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Nisar Bazmi
Dilruba - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Muashraa - (Urdu Colour) 1975 A. Hamid
Zeenat - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Nashad
Ustad - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Master Rafiq Ali
Izzat - (Urdu Colour) 1975 A. Hamid
Anari - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Jab Jab Phool Khile (Pakistani film) - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Bemisaal - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Aarzoo - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Tere Mere Sapne[8] - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Kamal Ahmad
Shikwa - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Nashad
Dilnasheen - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Aik Gunah Aur Sahi - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Nisar Bazmi
Paalki - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Nashad
Soorat Aur Seerat - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Masoom - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Khalil Ahmad
Dulhan Aik Raat Ki - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Kamal Ahmad
Pehchaan - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Nisar Bazmi
Naukar - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Pyar Ka Mausam - (Urdu Colour) 1975 Tasadduq Hussain
Mohabbat Zindagi Hai - (Urdu Colour) 1975 M. Ashraf
Phool Aur Sholay - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Goonj Uthee Shehnaai - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Mohabbat Aur Mehnghai - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Kamal Ahmad
Do Aansoo - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nazir Ali
Dekhaa Jayegaa - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Mehboob Mera Mastana - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nashad
Daaman Ki Aag - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M.A. Shaad
Aurat Aik Paheli - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nazir Ali
Zubaidaa - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Master Rafiq Ali
Raja Jani - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Amjad Bobby
Koshish - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Deewar - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Naag Aur Nagin - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nisar Bazmi
Society Girl - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nazir Ali
Waqt - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nashad
Waada - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Kamal Ahmad
Saiyyan Anari - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Master Rafiq Ali
Kharidaar - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Nasheman - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Andaata - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Kamal Ahmad
Mohabbat Aur Dosti - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Kamal Ahmad
Talash - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nisar Bazmi
Sachaai - (Urdu Colour) 1976 Nisar Bazmi
Shabana - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Insaan Aur Farishtaa - (Urdu Colour) 1976 M. Ashraf
Suraiyya Bhopali - (Urdu Colour) 1976 A. Hamid
Kaaloo - (Urdu Colour) 1977 A. Hamid
Pyar Ka Wada- (Urdu Colour) 1977 Khalil Ahmad
Jeene Ki Raah- (Urdu Colour) 1977 Ustad Tafu
Shama-e-Mohabbat- (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Aashi - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Nazir Ali
Jasoos - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Ustad Tafu
Uff Yeh Beewiyan - (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Beti - (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Mohabbat Aik Kahaani - (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Begum Jaan - (Urdu Colour) 1977 A. Hamid
Awaara - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Master Inayat Hussain
Ishq Ishq - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Kamal Ahmad
Dard - (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Bharosa - (Urdu Colour) 1977 A. Hamid
Pehli Nazar - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Master Inayat Hussain
Roti Kapra Aur Insaan - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Bakshi Wazir
Susraal - (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Apne Huye Paraye - (Urdu Colour) 1977 M. Ashraf
Shola - (Urdu Colour) 1977 Chandar Mohan Beliram
Khuda Aur Mohabbat - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Ustad Tafu
Playboy - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Takrao - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Tafoo
Bodyguard - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Master Inayat Hussain
Prince - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Kamal Ahmad
Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Aag Aur Zindagi - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Jaan Ki Baazi - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Nisar Bazmi
Abshaar - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Mera Naam Raja - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Bakshi Wazir
Dushman Ki Talash - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Ustad Tafu
Milan - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Nashad
Saheli - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Kora Kaghaz - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Nazir Ali
Parakh - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Kamal Ahmad
Baraat - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Mutthi Bhar Chawal - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Kamal Ahmad
Awaz - (Urdu Colour) 1978 A. Hamid
Sharmeeli - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Karim Shahabuddin
Mehmaan - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Intekhaab - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Nisar Bazmi
Sheeshe Ka Ghar - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Master Abdullah
Nazrana - (Urdu Colour) 1978 M. Ashraf
Aadmi - (Urdu Colour) 1978 Kamal Ahmad
Josh - (Urdu Colour) 1979 Master Inayat Hussain
Do Raaste - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Mr Ranjha - (Urdu Colour) 1979 Rajab Ali
Chori Chori - (Urdu Colour) 1979 Nashad
Kangan Aur Hathkadi - (Urdu Colour) 1979 - Music: Amjad Bobby 1979 Amjad Bobby
Chalte Chalte - (Urdu Colour) 1979 - Music: M. Ashraf 1979 M. Ashraf
Nai Tehzeeb - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Tarana - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Nishaani - (Urdu Colour) 1979
Naya Andaaz - (Urdu Colour) 1979 A. Hamid
Miss Hong Kong - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Aag - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Nawabzadi - (Urdu Colour) 1979 Wajahat Attre
Pakeeza - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Khushboo - (Urdu Colour) 1979 M. Ashraf
Behan Bhai - (Urdu Colour) 1979 Kamal Ahmad
Mehndi Lagi Mere Haath - (Urdu Colour) 1980 Kamal Ahmad
Chote Nawab - (Urdu Colour) 1980 Nazeer Ali
Aap Ki Khatir - (Urdu Colour) 1980 Nazeer Ali
Bandhan - (Urdu Colour) 1980 M. Ashraf
Pyari - (Urdu Colour) 1980 M. Ashraf
Mahal Mere Sapnon Ka - (Urdu Colour) 1980 M. Ashraf
Hum Dono - (Urdu Colour) 1980 M. Ashraf
Badalte Mausam - (Urdu Colour) 1980 M. Ashraf
Rishtaa - (Urdu Colour) 1980 Nisar Bazmi
Haseena Maan Jaayegi - (Urdu Colour) 1980 Tasadduq Hussain
Yeh Zamana Aur Hai - (Urdu Colour) 1981 M. Ashraf
Bada Aadmi - (Urdu Colour) 1981 Nazeer Ali
Khote Sikkay - (Urdu Colour) 1981 M. Ashraf
Lajawab - (Urdu Colour) 1981 M. Ashraf
Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kya - (Urdu Colour) 1981 Kamal Ahmad
Watan - (Urdu Colour) 1981 A. Hamid
Qurbani - (Urdu Colour) 1981 M. Ashraf
Sangdil - (Urdu Colour) 1982 A. Hamid
I Love You - (Urdu Colour) 1982 M. Ashraf
Mian Biwi Razi - (Urdu Colour) 1982 Kamal Ahmad
Aas Paas - (Urdu Colour) 1982 Nisar Bazmi
Kainat - (Urdu Colour) 1983 Kamal Ahmad
Nadaani - (Urdu Colour) 1983 M. Ashraf
Aik Dujhe Ke Liye - (Urdu Colour) 1983 M. Ashraf
Bigree Naslain - (Urdu Colour) 1983 Kamal Ahmad
Dehleez - (Urdu Colour) 1983 Kamal Ahmad
Kamyabi - (Urdu Colour) 1984 M. Ashraf
Muqaddar Ka Sikandar - (Urdu Colour) 1984 Wajid Ali Nashad
Lazawal - (Urdu Colour) 1984 Amjad Bobby
Miss Colombo - (Urdu Colour) 1984 M. Ashraf
Naraaz - (Urdu Colour) 1985 M. Ashraf
Khoon Aur Paani - (Urdu Colour) 1985 Wajahat Attre
Direct Hawaldar - (Urdu Colour) 1985 M. Ashraf
Miss Singapore - (Urdu Colour) 1985 M. Ashraf
Parwana - (Urdu Colour) 1985 Wajid Ali Nashad
Hulchul - (Urdu Colour) 1985 M. Ashraf
Zameen Aasman - (Urdu Colour) 1985 Wajahat Attre
Palkhon Ki Chaon Main - (Urdu Colour) 1985 Khalil Ahmad
Hong Kong Ke Sholay - (Urdu Colour) 1985 M. Ashraf
Humse Hai Zamana - (Urdu Colour) 1985 M. Ashraf
Faisla - (Urdu Colour) 1986 M. Ashraf
Dhanak - (Urdu Colour) 1986 Kamal Ahmad
Zanjeer - (Urdu Colour) 1986 M. Ashraf
Love In London - (Urdu Colour) 1987 A. Hamid
Son Of Andaata - (Urdu Colour) 1987 Kamal Ahmad
Deewar - (Urdu Colour) 1987 Kamal Ahmad
Garebaan - (Urdu Colour) 1987 Ustad Tafu
Nijaat - (Urdu Colour) 1987 Kamal Ahmad
Mohabbat Ho To Aisi Ho - (Urdu Colour) 1989 Nisar Bazmi
Aandhi - - (Urdu Colour) 1991 Kamal Ahmad

Filmography - Punjabi filmsEdit

  • Doghla - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Aashiq Hussain
  • Khooni - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Rajjo - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Hathkadi - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Guddi - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Jogi - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: M. Ashraf
  • Heera Phumman - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Dhan Jhigra Maa Da - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Wazir Afzal
  • Mera Naa Patey Khan - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Bakshi Wazir
  • Khanzada - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Jailor Te Qaidi - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Shoukan Mele Dee - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Reshma Jawan Ho Gayi - (Punjabi) 1975 - Music: Master Abdullah
  • Thaggan De Thag - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Baba Ghulam Ahmed Chishti
  • Jatt Kurian Toon Darda - (Punjabi) 1976- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Akh Lari Bado Badi - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Master Abdullah
  • Ustad Shagird - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Jano Kapatti - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Gama B.A - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Wazir Afzal
  • Aj Di Taza Khabar - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Pindiwal - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Dara - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Rehman Verma
  • Aj Da Badmash - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Tafoo
  • Hashar Nashar - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Kil Kil Mera Naa - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Saleem Iqbal
  • Ghairat - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Do Dushman - (Punjabi) 1976 - Music: Mushtaq Ali
  • Kaun Sharif Kaun Badmash - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Sher Babbar - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Tafoo
  • Dildar Sadkey - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Jabroo - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Master Inayat Hussain
  • Jeera Sain - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Tafoo
  • Chor Sipahi - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Aj Diyan Kuriyan - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Dada - (Punjabi) 1977 - Music: Tafoo
  • Khoon Tey Kanoon - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Boycott - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Ranga Daku - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Curfew Order - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Chandar Mohan Beliram
  • Puttar Phanney Khan Da - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Goga - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: M. Ashraf
  • Khan Dost - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Raju Rocket - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Tafoo
  • Akbar Amar Anthony - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Alaram - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Tafoo
  • Heera Tey Basheera - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Aali Jaah - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Cheeta Chalbaaz - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Sab Dushman - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Elaan - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Bakshi Wazir
  • Iraadah - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Mushtaq Ali
  • Ghunda - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Safdar Hussain
  • Nidarr - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Bakshi Wazir
  • Tax - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Wazir Afzal
  • Do Daku - (Punjabi) 1978 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Jatt Soorma - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Dadageer - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Bakshi Wazir
  • Permit - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Hathiar - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Goga Sher - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Remand - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Qadar Ali
  • Takht Ya Takht - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Tehka Pehelwan - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Griftaar - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Maula Jatt - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Master Inayat Hussain
  • Babul Rath - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: S.Sunny
  • Makhan Khan - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Tafoo
  • Jail Da Badshah - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Salamat Khan
  • Main Sharif Aan - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Chandar Mohan Beliram
  • Nizam Daku - (Punjabi) 1979 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Do Nishaan - (Punjabi) 1980 - Music: Master Inayat Hussain
  • Mama Bhanja - (Punjabi) 1980 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Sohra Tey Jawaai - (Punjabi) 1980 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Sultan Tey Waryam - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Jatt In London - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Tafoo
  • Posti - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Tafoo
  • Khar Damagh - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Aakhri Qurbani - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Malik Siddique
  • Dara Sikandar - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Athra Puttar - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Jee O Shera - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Fatafat - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Safdar Hussain
  • Gabhroo - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Akhtar Hussain Akhian
  • Khan-e-Azam - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Jatt Da Vair - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Tafoo
  • Jurm Tey Insaaf - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Safdar Hussain
  • Parwah Nain - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Sala Sahab - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Chacha Bhatija - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Amanat - (Punjabi) 1981 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Visa Dubai Da - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Charda Suraj - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Tafoo
  • Ik Nikah Hor Sahi - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Haider Sultan - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Jatt Mirza - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Master Abdullah
  • Shaan - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Dostana - (Punjabi) 1982 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Do Ziddi - (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Sarkari Order (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Qadir Ali
  • Khan Veer (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Sona Chandi (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Samundar Par (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Kala Samundar (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Des Pardes (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Jatt Tey Dogar (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Susral Chalo (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Aakhri Dushman (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Ustad Tafu
  • Toofan Tey Toofan (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Dushman Pyara (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Mirza Majnu Ranjha (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Master Rafiq Ali
  • Heera Faqeera (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Tafoo
  • Akhree Muqabla (Punjabi) 1983 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Chor Chowkidar (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Commander (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Tufail Farooqi
  • Bala Gaadi (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Kaka Jee (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Khanu Dada (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Fifty Fifty (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Teri Meri Ik Marzi (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: M. Ashraf
  • Jatt Kamala Gaya Dubai (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Laal Toofan (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Nazeer Ali
  • Judaai (Punjabi) 1984 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Haq Mehar (Punjabi) 1985 - Music: Master Inayat Hussain
  • Sheeshnaag (Punjabi) 1985 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Angara (Punjabi) 1985 - Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Shikra (Punjabi) 1985 - Music: M. Ashraf
  • Maa Puttar (Punjabi) 1985 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Jagga (Punjabi) 1985 - Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Pagal Puttar (Punjabi) 1986- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Do Qaidi (Punjabi) 1986- Music: Safdar Hussain
  • Kaffara (Punjabi) 1986- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Nishaan (Punjabi) 1986- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Babul Veer (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Tiger (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Mushtaq Ali
  • Chann Mahi (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Dunya (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Kala Toofan (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Sangal (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Nazir Ali
  • Gernail Singh (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Doli Tey Hathkadi (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Chambeli (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Baadal (Punjabi) 1987- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Basheera In Trouble (Punjabi) 1988- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Yaarana (Punjabi) 1989- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Sheran Di Maa (Punjabi) 1989- Music: Wajahat Attre
  • Ishq Rog (Punjabi) 1989- Music: Tafoo
  • Gangua (Punjabi) 1991- Music: Mushtaq Ali
  • Pasoori Badshah (Punjabi) 1991- Music: Kamal Ahmad
  • Sher Afghan - (Punjabi) 1991- Music: Wajahat Attre

Awards and honorsEdit

Awards and honors list
Award name Category Film Year
Nigar Film Awards Best Singer Shama 1974
Nigar Film Awards Best Singer Pehchaan 1975
Nigar Film Awards Best Singer Humse Hai Zamana 1985
Alami Urdu Conference New Delhi (India) Best Ghazal Singer Award
Pakistan Television Best Singer Musical Programme (Sur Bahaar) 1997
PBC National Excellence Awards[9] Melody Queen Noor Jehan Award 2006
Lux Style Awards Lifetime Achievement Award 2007
The Government Of Pakistan[10] Pride Of Performance 2007
Pakistan Television Corporation Lifetime Achievement Award 2010
Alhamra Art Council Lahore[4][11] Kamal-e-Fun (Lifetime Achievement) Award[12] 2013

Television programmesEdit

Television programmes List
Name Produced By Year
Lok Tamasha (PTV)[4] Uxi Mufti and Tufail Niazi[4] 1972
Sukhanwar (PTV) Akhtar Waqar Azeem (Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV)[4] 1972
Sangat (PTV) Rafique Ahmed Warraich 1973
Sur Sangeet (PTV) Khawaja Najam ul Hasan 1978
Sukhan Fahem (PTV) 1978
Mauseeqar (PTV) Khawaja Najam ul Hasan 1979
Meena Bazar 1979
PTV Awards 1980
Meri Pasand (PTV) Khawaja Najam ul Hasan 1982
PTV Awards 1983
Neelam Ghar (PTV) 1983
Rim Jhim (PTV) Farrukh Bashir 1984
Jal Tarang (PTV) Farrukh Bashir 1985
Sur Bahaar (PTV) Farrukh Bashir 1986

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "معروف گلوکارہ ناہید اختر آج اپنی 64 ویں سالگرہ منارہی ہیں". express.com.pk. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  3. ^ "ناہید اختر -- دل کے تاروں کو چھو لینے والی آواز". Duniya News. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g She still has a lot to offer (Naheed Akhtar) Pakistan Press Foundation website, Published 16 June 2013, Retrieved 20 April 2020
  5. ^ a b "Naheed Akhtar Songs". Pak Film Magazine. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  6. ^ "Naheed Akhtar to perform after two decades". Dawn. 1 June 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  7. ^ "'Naheed Akhtar singing again after 22 years'". showbizpak.com. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  8. ^ Tere Mere Sapne (1975 film) Complete Index To World Film CITWF) website, Retrieved 20 April 2020
  9. ^ "National Excellence Awards 2006 distribution ceremony of PBC at Jinnah Convention Center". Pakistan Tribune. Pakistan News Service. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Civil awards given". Dawn (newspaper). Karachi. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  11. ^ Rs10 million cheque given to singer Naheed Akhtar Dawn (newspaper), published 14 February 2018, Retrieved 20 April 2020
  12. ^ "Down the memory lane with Naheed Akhtar". Pakistan Press Foundation website. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2020.

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