1942 (age 76–77)
|Awards||Nigar Awards- Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002|
Born Kishwar Begum, Bahar Begum (born c. 1942) is an actress best known for many Pakistani movies since 1956. She was first introduced to the Pakistani film industry by the renowned film director Anwar Kamal Pasha in film Chann Mahi (1956). Anwar Kamal Pasha is the one that gave her the professional film world name Bahar Begum. She later acted both in Punjabi and Urdu language Pakistani films and had a very active career from 1956 through the 1980s. She has more than 600 films to her credit.
Early life and education
Bahar Begum studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Lahore, Pakistan. Having grown up in Lahore, Pakistan, her career has centered on the Punjabi film industry, initially playing heroines and then "emotionally strong mothers", usually ending-up playing 'mother' to popular lead actor of Punjabi films Sultan Rahi in his films during the 1980s. She has performed well in films playing a loud rural womam, especially the role of a Chaudhrani in Punjabi movies. Bahar Begum can speak Punjabi, Urdu and English fluently.
"Malika-E-Jazbat" Bahar Begum filmography
|Sadqay Teri Mout Tun||1977||Punjabi|
|Jatt Te Dogar||1983||Punjabi|
|Rustam Tey Khan||1983||Punjabi|
|Sher Punjab Da||1994||Punjabi|
- Khan, Sher (7 December 2012). "Bahar Begum -- Lollywood's favourite mommy". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- actress Bahar Begum Interview on YouTube Published 18 May 2008, Retrieved 3 July 2019
- Adnan Lodhi (17 August 2016). "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
- Filmography of Bahar Begum on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website
- Filmography of Bahar Begum on IMDb website
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