Bahar Begum

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Bahar Begum
Born
Kishwar Begum

1942 (age 78–79)
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1956-present
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 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] 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] 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 and English fluently.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Title Released Language
Chann Mahi[1] 1956 Punjabi
Kartar Singh 1959 Punjabi[3]
Watan 1960 Urdu[4]
Aik Thi Maa 1960 Urdu[4]
Salma 1960 Urdu[4]
Sohni Kumaharan 1960 Punjabi[4]
Mitti Diyan Moortan 1960 Punjabi[5]
Laggan 1960 Urdu[5]
Aabroo 1961 Punjabi[5]
Jaduger 1961 Urdu[5]
Mangti 1961 Punjabi[5]
Tum Na Mano 1961 Urdu[5]
Do Raste 1961 Urdu[5]
Ajnabi 1962 Urdu[6]
Suraj Mukhi 1962 Urdu[6]
Dal Me Kala 1962 Urdu[6]
Dhoop Chaon 1963 Urdu[7]
Shararat 1963 Urdu[7]
Suhaag 1963 Urdu[7]
Azad 1964 Urdu[8]
Bharjai 1964 Punjabi[8]
Khandan 1964 Urdu[7]
Lunda Bazar 1964 Urdu[8]
Lutera 1964 Urdu[7]
Mamta 1964 Urdu[7]
Waris Shah 1964 Punjabi[7]
Doctor 1965 Urdu[9]
Kalay Log 1965 Urdu[9]
Sanam 1965 Urdu[10]
Jeera Blade 1973 Punjabi
Sadqay Teri Mout Tun 1977 Punjabi
Wehshi Gujjar 1979 Punjabi
Sher Khan[1] 1981 Punjabi
Chan Suraj 1981 Punjabi
Khan-e-Azam 1981 Punjabi
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
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
Pajero Group 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Sher Punjab Da 1994 Punjabi
Zameen Aasman 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Choorian 1998 Punjabi
Soha Jora 2007 Punjabi
Khamosh Raho 2011 Urdu
Shareeka[1] 2012 Punjabi
Shor Sharaba[11] 2018 Urdu

Awards and recognition[edit]

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. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 247. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  4. ^ a b c d Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 248. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 249. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  6. ^ a b c Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 250. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 252. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  8. ^ a b c Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 253. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  9. ^ a b Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 254. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  10. ^ Gazdar, Mushtaq (1997). Pakistan Cinema, 1947-1997. Oxford University Press. p. 255. ISBN 0-19-577817-0.
  11. ^ Adnan Lodhi (17 August 2016). "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  12. ^ Lifetime Achievement Award by Nigar Awards in 2002 for Bahar Begum (scroll down to read awards for the year 2002) Film Reviews on The Hotspot Online website, Published 24 November 2017, Retrieved 27 December 2020

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