Nadeem Baig (actor)

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Nadeem Baig
Chakori.jpg
Shabana with Nadeem
Born Mirza Nazeer Baig
(1941-07-19) 19 July 1941 (age 75)[1]
Madras Presidency, British India[2]
Residence Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Film actor, producer, singer
Years active 1967–present
Spouse(s) Farzana (1968-Present)[2]
Children 2 sons- Farhan and Faisal[2]
Awards Hilal-i-Imtiaz
Sitara-i-Imtiaz
Nigar Awards
Website http://www.supernadeem.com

Mirza Nazeer Baig Mughal (born 19 July 1941), better known by his stage name Nadeem Baig (Urdu: ندیم‎) is a Pakistani actor, singer and producer. Since the beginning of his career in 1967, he has appeared in over two hundred films and has won various awards, including the 1997 Pride of Performance award. In Pakistan he enjoys the same status which Amitabh Bachchan enjoys in India[3]

Early life[edit]

Baig was born in Vijayawada in modern Andhra Pradesh which, in 1941, was part of Madras Presidency in British India. Nadeem Baig migrated to Pakistan along with his family after the independence of Pakistan in 1947. He finished his high school and attended some years of college in Karachi before he entered the film industry.[2]

Nadeem, along with artistes Talat Hussain, M. Zaheer Khan, Aftab Azeem, Saleem Jafry, and TV producer Iqbal Haider, were all discovered at a club in Karachi in the 1960s. He and his friends, Ameer Ahmed Khan and Qasim Siddiqui, won several music competitions. At one of those musical competitions, he was noticed by singer Ferdausi Rahman. She was impressed by his singing talent and encouraged him to try playback singing in Dhaka's film industry.[4]

Career[edit]

Nadeem’s film career spans more than 40 years in 2010.[1] He started his career in 1967 and appeared in his first film Chakori (1967) in a leading role with actress Shabana. The film was produced and directed by Captain Ehtesham, who, in real life, became his father-in-law in 1968. The film did well in both circuits of Pakistani film industry, i.e., West and East Pakistan. He won a Nigar Award in the best actor's category for Chakori. Nadeem's films include Nadan (1973), Anari, Pehchan (1975), Talash (1976), Aina (1977), Hum Dono (1980), Lajawab, Qurbani (1981), Sangdil (1982), and Dehleez (1983). He made a popular screen pairing with actress Shabnam with whom he acted in most of his films.[5] Besides acting, Nadeem has sung many songs for films.[6] Nadeem has worked with veteran film directors of Pakistani film industry including Pervez Malik, Nazrul Islam, S. Suleman, Shamim Ara, Sangeeta and Samina Peerzada. Among the well-known actors, he has worked with Santosh Kumar, Darpan, Waheed Murad, Allauddin and Syed Kamal over his long career.[1]

Playback singers[edit]

In his career, Nadeem is mostly voiced by Ahmed Rushdi and latter Akhlaq Ahmed provided his voice. He himself acknowledged that songs in Rushdi's voice made his work easier and played a significant role in his success.[7] Other playback singers who provided voice for him were Mehdi Hassan, Masood Rana, Mujeeb Aalam, Asad Amanat Ali Khan, Bashir Ahmad, Ustad Amanat Ali Khan and A Nayyar.


Personal life[edit]

Nadeem married Farzana in 1968. Farzana is the daughter of Captain Ehtesham, one of his first professional mentors and film director of his first hit film Chakori (1967).[2] The couple has two sons.[1]

Select filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Drama Title Channel
2005 Riyasat ARY Digital
2007 Saheli (TV series) Hum TV
2014 Jaan Hatheli Par PTV Home
2016 Tum Yaad Aaye ARY Digital TV
2016 Rishta Hai Jaisey Khawab Sa TVOne Global TV

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Admin. "Nadeem Baig (actor)'s Profile". Cineplot.com. Retrieved 11 Nov 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e http://www.dawn.com/news/738001, 'Profile: The legend speaks', Dawn newspaper, Published 29 July 2012, Retrieved 11 Nov 2016
  3. ^ a b https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/lifestyle/renowned-actor-nadeem-celebrating-75th-birthday-today/, Nadeem Baig's Pride of Performance award info listed on Daily Pakistan newspaper, Published 19 July 2016, Retrieved 11 Nov 2016
  4. ^ Ilyas, Aslam (1992), Silver Star Nadeem, Karachi: Screen Publications
  5. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/66587/lollywood-a-brief-history/ Some milestones in Pakistani film industry, The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 23 Oct 2010, Retrieved 11 Nov 2016
  6. ^ "Finding a new star" by Saadia Qamar, Express Tribune newspaper, August 4, 2010, Retrieved 11 Nov 2016
  7. ^ "Dawn News package". Retrieved 10 March 2016. 

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