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Film actor Waheed Murad and Actress Deeba.jpg
Deeba with Waheed Murad
Born Raheela
(1947-08-01) August 1, 1947 (age 69)
Ranchi, Bihar, British India
Occupation Film actress
TV Actress
Years active 1959–present
Spouse(s) Naeem Rizvi
Awards Nigar Awards:
Special Award, Sajna door diya, (Punjabi film)

Deeba (Urdu: دیبا‎) is a Pakistani film actress. Her real name is Raheela.she was born on 1 August 1947 in Ranchi district of Bihar in India . She was one of the leading film actresses during the 1960s and 1970s, well known for her romantic and tragic roles in Urdu and Punjabi films.[1][2] She started her career as an actress in Charagh jalta raha. Her performances in several films, such as Milan (1964), Aina (1966), Payal ki jhankar (1966), Sangdil (1968), Dard (1969), Sajna door diya (1970), Neend hamarey khuwab tumharey (1971), Ansoo (1971) and Perdes (1972), have won critical acclaim.[citation needed] She received a Nigar Best Actress award for the Punjabi film Sajna door diya in 1970. Her smiling face and innocent look have given rise to the description "Pakistani Mona Lisa"[1][2][3]

Deeba married camera man Naeem Rizvi in 1971 and left silver-screen for 10 years. However, financial hardships made her join film industry again in 1987 as character actress.

List of television projects[edit]


Title Released
Sadkey Teri Maut Ton 1977
Roti 1988
Sarmaya 1990
Watan Kay Rakhwalay 1991
International Luteray 1994

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b [1] Archived March 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b "Deeba". Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  3. ^ [2] Archived May 15, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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