Bahar Begum

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Bahar Begum
Born
Kishwar Hafeez

(1942-08-01) 1 August 1942 (age 79)
EducationConvent of Jesus and Mary Lahore
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1956 - present
Spouse(s)Iqbal Yusuf (ex-husband)
Children1
RelativesS. M. Yusuf (father-in-law)
AwardsNigar Awards- Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002

Bahar Begum (born Kishwar Begum; 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).[1] Anwar Kamal Pasha is the one that gave her the professional film world name Bahar Begum. She later acted both in Punjabi, Pashto 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.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bahar Begum studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Lahore, Pakistan.[1]

Career[edit]

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.[2][3] She has performed well in films playing a loud rural woman, especially the role of a Chaudhrani in Punjabi movies. Bahar Begum can speak Punjabi, Urdu, Pashto and English fluently.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bahar Begum married director and actor Iqbal Yousuf son of film director S. M. Yusuf some years later they divorced and she has one child.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1998 Paranda Begum Zara PTV
2011 Akbari Asghari Amma Hum TV
2014 Bhabhi Sarim's mother ARY Digital
2017 Wafa Ka Mausam Soni's mother TV One

Film[edit]

Title Released Language
Chann Mahi[1] 1956 Punjabi
Kartar Singh 1959 Punjabi[5]
Watan 1960 Urdu[6]
Aik Thi Maa 1960 Urdu[6]
Salma 1960 Urdu[6]
Sohni Kumaharan 1960 Punjabi[6]
Mitti Diyan Moortan 1960 Punjabi[7]
Laggan 1960 Urdu[7]
Aabroo 1961 Punjabi[7]
Jaduger 1961 Urdu[7]
Mangti 1961 Punjabi[7]
Tum Na Mano 1961 Urdu[7]
Do Raste 1961 Urdu[7]
Ajnabi 1962 Urdu[8]
Suraj Mukhi 1962 Urdu[8]
Dal Me Kala 1962 Urdu[8]
Dhoop Chaon 1963 Urdu[9]
Shararat 1963 Urdu[9]
Suhaag 1963 Urdu[9]
Azad 1964 Urdu[10]
Bharjai 1964 Punjabi[10]
Khandan 1964 Urdu[9]
Lunda Bazar 1964 Urdu[10]
Lutera 1964 Urdu[9]
Mamta 1964 Urdu[9]
Waris Shah 1964 Punjabi[9]
Doctor 1965 Urdu[11]
Kalay Log 1965 Urdu[11]
Sanam 1965 Urdu[12]
Jeera Blade 1973 Punjabi
Sadqay Teri Mout Tun 1977 Punjabi
Aina 1977 Urdu[13]
Wehshi Gujjar 1979 Punjabi
Sher Khan[1] 1981 Punjabi
Chan Suraj 1981 Punjabi
Khan-e-Azam 1981 Punjabi
Jatt Da Vair 1981 Punjabi[14]
Charda Suraj 1982 Punjabi
Jatt Te Dogar 1983 Punjabi
Des Pardes 1983 Punjabi
Moti Dogar 1983 Punjabi
Rustam Tey Khan 1983 Punjabi
Sher Mama 1983 Punjabi
Dara Baloch 1983 Punjabi
Sholay 1984 Punjabi
Pukar 1984 Punjabi
Khuddar 1985 Punjabi
Ghulami 1985 Punjabi
Qaidi 1986 Punjabi
Malanga 1986 Punjabi
Gernail Singh 1987 Punjabi
Silsila 1987 Punjabi
Roti 1988 Punjabi
Sarmaya 1990 Punjabi
Sher Dil 1990 Punjabi
Kalay Chor[1] 1991 Punjabi/Urdu
Riaz Gujjar 1991 Punjabi
Daku Raj 1992 Punjabi
Zamana 1993 Punjabi/Urdu
Pajero Group 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Sher Punjab Da 1994 Punjabi
Zameen Aasman 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Choorian 1998 Punjabi
Mehndi Waley Hath 2000 Punjabi
Soha Jora 2007 Punjabi
Khamosh Raho 2011 Urdu
Shareeka[1] 2012 Punjabi
Shor Sharaba[15] 2018 Urdu

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award Category Result Title Ref.
1993 Nigar Award Best Supporting Actress Won Zamana [16]
1994 Nigar Award Best Supporting Actress Won Zameen Aasman [16]
1999 Nigar Award Special Award Won Millennium Award [16]
2002 Nigar Award Lifetime Achievement Award Won Herself [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Khan, Sher (7 December 2012). "Bahar Begum -- Lollywood's favourite mommy". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ actress Bahar Begum Interview on YouTube Published 18 May 2008, Retrieved 3 July 2019
  3. ^ "Once you're past your prime, you're nobody: Bahar Begum". The Express Tribune. 8 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Bahar Begum". Pakistan Film Magazine. 23 May 2021.
  5. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 247. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  6. ^ a b c d Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 248. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 249. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  8. ^ a b c Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 250. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 252. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  10. ^ a b c Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 253. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  11. ^ a b Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 254. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  12. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 255. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  13. ^ "Aina: the 'greatest' of them all". The News International. 10 August 2021.
  14. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 300. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  15. ^ Adnan Lodhi (17 August 2016). "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  16. ^ a b c d Swami Ji. "Pakistan's "Oscars"; The Nigar Awards (1957 - 2002)". The Hot Spot Film Reviews website. Archived from the original on 24 November 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2022.

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