Salma Agha

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Salma Agha
Agha at an event in 2011
Born Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Ethnicity Pakistani
Citizenship British
Occupation Singer, actress, producer
Spouse(s) Rahmat Khan (m. 1999; div. 2010)
Manzar Shah (m. 2011)
Children 2; inc. Sasha Agha
Relatives See Agha–Khan family

Salma Agha is a Pakistani British singer and actress [1] who sang as well as acted in Indian films in the 1980s and the early 1990s. Her first film was the romance Nikaah for which she won the Filmfare Best Female Playback Award from four nominations and was also nominated in the Best Actress category.

Early life and career[edit]

Agha was born in Karachi, Pakistan to Nasreen (born as Zarina Ghaznavi) and Liaqat Gul Aga, and raised in London [2] Her father was a successful businessman dealing in rugs. Her maternal grandparents are actor Jugal Kishore Mehra and actress Anwari Begum who starred in the first ever made Heer Ranjha (1932). Her maternal grandfather was Rafiq Ghaznavi. Nasreen was later adopted by Jugul Kishore Mehra, who converted to Islam and took on the name Ahmed Salman. Jugul Kishore Mehra was the cousin of Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Shashi Kapoor.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Salma Agha was married to Pakistani squash player Rahmat Khan in 1989. They have two children together-Sasha Agha and Liaqat Ali Khan. In 2010, they got divorced. Agha got married to Manzar Shah in 2011.

On 31 May 2016 Agha's application for Overseas Citizen of India card was approved facilitating her travel to India without applying for visa each time and periodically reporting to police during her stay. This is not same as citizenship of India but certainly a convenience.


Year Title Role Notes
1982 Nikaah Nilofar Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
1984 Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki Leena Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Playback Singer
1985 Salma Salma Banarasi
1985 Oonche Log Poonam Singh
1986 Aap Ke Saath
1988 Kanwarlal
1988 Jungle Ki Beti
1988 Paanch Fauladi Julie
1988 Mahaveera
1990 Pati Patni Aur Tawaif Gauri
1991 Meet Mere Man Ke
1996 Gehra Raaz
2010 Bachao
2016 Hijrat Feriha Pakistani film


Songs Film Co-singer
Dil Ke Armaan Nikaah Solo
Dil Ki Yeh Arzoo Thi Nikaah Mahendra Kapoor
Chehra Chupa Liya Hai Nikaah Asha Bhosle, Mahendra Kapoor
Faza Bhi Hai Jawaan Jawaan Nikaah Solo
Tu Mera Kya Lage Oonche Log Kishore Kumar
Shah-E-Madina Salma Solo
Tarasti Hain Deedar Ko Salma Anwar
Zindagi Tere Dar Pe Salma Solo
Kehna Na Tum Yeh Kisise Pati Patni Aur Tawaif Mohammed Aziz
Mujhe Log Kehte Hain Pati Patni Aur Tawaif Solo
Teri Mohhabbat Meri Jawani Pati Patni Aur Tawaif Mohammed Aziz
Mera Naam Salma Aap Ke Saath Solo
Chumma Chumma Pataal Bhairavi Solo
Ae Mere Mehboob Salma Shabbir Kumar
Kaahe Baithe Ho Salma Penaz Masani
Come Closer Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki Solo
Dance Dance Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki Bappi Lahiri
Jeena Bhi Kya Hai Jeena Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki Bappi Lahiri
Pehla Pehla Pyaar Na Bhoole Mazdoor Solo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Seema Sinha, TNN Sep 4, 2012, 10.05AM IST (2012-09-04). "Salma Agha's daughter Sasha bags Yashraj's film". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-04-24. 
  2. ^ "Salma Agha: What's the Big Deal if I Married Twice?". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Rafiq Ghaznavi". Retrieved 2013-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor to root for cousin Sasha Agha's Aurangzeb". 
  5. ^ "Star of The Week-Kareena Kapoor". 30 October 2002. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 

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