Sangeeta (Pakistani actress)

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Parveen Rizvi

(1947-06-14) 14 June 1947 (age 73)
Karachi, Bombay Presidency, British India
Children = 3
OccupationFilm director, actress
Years active1969–present
Parent(s)Tayyab Hussain Rizvi
Mehtab Rizvi
RelativesSee Khan family
AwardsNigar Award
Best Director
1998 Nikah
1978 Mutthi Bhar Chawal
Best Actress
1978 Mutthi Bhar Chawal
Special Award
1976 Society Girl
1983 Sona Chandi
Best Supporting Actress
1971 Yeh Aman
1984 Naam Mera Badnaam

Parveen Rizvi, better known as Sangeeta, (Urdu: سنگیتا‎; born 14 June 1947) is a Pakistani film actress, filmmaker and director of television drama serials.

Early life[edit]

Parveen Rizvi was born on 14 June 1947 in Karachi, British India. Parveen Rizvi's (or Sangeeta's) mother Mehtab Rizvi also had a career in show business. Additionally, Parveen's younger sister, Nasreen Rizvi (professionally known as Kaveeta) is also associated with Pakistani cinema. The British- American actress Jiah Khan was her niece.



In 1969, Sangeeta appeared on the film Koh-e-Noor (1969) as a child star; it was directed by Agha Husaini.[1] In 1971, she moved to Lahore from her birthplace of Karachi and started a more serious career in Lollywood movies in Lahore. Her role as a supporting actress in Riaz Shahid's movie Yeh Aman (1971) was well-liked by the Pakistani public. She went on to act in dozens of other movies before deciding to become a film producer-director with her own film Society Girl in 1976. Sangeeta has over 120 films to her credit as an actress and a producer-director.

Film directing[edit]

Sangeeta directed her debut film in 1976, Society Girl, which was a box-office hit.[2] Her second film as director was Mujhay Galay Laga Lo, starring Sangeeta, Kaveeta, Ghulam Mohiuddin, Nayyar Sultana, and Bahar Begum. In 1978, she directed the critically acclaimed film Mutthi Bhar Chawal.[3] Her film Mian Biwi Razi (1982) celebrated its Platinum Jubilee and was a highly successful movie. Her film Thori Si Bewafai was the first Pakistani film to be shot in United States.[4] During the 1990s, she directed commercially successful films like Khilona (1996) and Nikah (1998). In 2019, she directed the romantic film Sirf Tum Hi To Ho.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Sangeeta's first marriage was to fellow Pakistani actor Humayun Qureshi. Together, they had a daughter. After some years, this marriage failed and they divorced. Sangeeta then married famous Business Tycoon Naveed Akbar Butt.She is also the aunt of British American actress Jiah Khan.


As director[edit]

Year Film Language
1976 Society Girl Urdu
Mujhe Gale Laga Lo[6] Urdu
1977 Ishq Ishq Urdu
1978 Mutthi Bhar Chawal Urdu
1979 Laad Pyar Aur Beiti Urdu
1980 Mahal Mere Sapnon Ka Urdu
1982 Mian Biwi Razi Urdu
1982 Thori Si Bewafai Urdu
1984 Naam Mera Badnam Urdu
1985 Jeeney Nahin Dungi Urdu
1986 Ik Shehanshah Urdu
1987 Qasam Munnay Ki Urdu
1989 Taqat Ka Toofan Urdu
1989 Kalka Punjabi
1990 Kaali Urdu
Zehreelay Urdu
1991 Betab Urdu
1993 "Behroopia" Urdu
1996 Khilona Urdu
1997 Aashqi Khel Nahin Urdu
Dream Girl Urdu
Jeet Urdu
1998 Ehsaas Urdu
Nikah Urdu
Harjai Urdu
Do Boond Pani Urdu
1999 Qaid Urdu
Qismat Urdu
Dil To Pagal Urdu
2001 Mere Mehboob Urdu
Gharana Urdu
Daldal Urdu
2002 Jahad Urdu
2003 Qayamat Urdu
Remand Punjabi
Soldier Urdu
Yeh Wada Raha Urdu
2005 Daku Haseena Urdu
Kuriyaan Shehr Diyan Punjabi
Mustafa Khan Punjabi
2006 Tarap Urdu
Athra Punjabi
Yaar Badmash Punjabi
2008 Gulabo Punjabi
Ziddi Badmash Punjabi
2010 Hakim Arain Punjabi
Haseeno ka Mela Punjabi
2012 Chunri Urdu
2019 Sirf Tum Hi To Ho Urdu

As actress[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
1972 Baharo Phool Barsao Urdu
1973 Khushia Taaji / Seema Punjabi Double role
1973 Baharon Ki Manzil Punjabi
1975 Bin Badal Barsaat Gori Urdu
1976 Society Girl Julie Urdu
1984 Pukar Punjabi
1987 Disco Dancer Sangeeta Punjabi
1989 Kala Punjabi


Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Nigar Award for Best Director in film Mutthi Bhar Chawal (1978)
  • Nigar Award for Best Actress in film Mutthi Bhar Chawal (1978)
  • Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actress for film Yeh Aman (1971) and then Naam Mera Badnaam (1984)
  • Nigar Award Special Awards for film Society Girl and then for film Sona Chandi (1983)


  1. ^ "Pakistan's film industry is in collapse". Los Angeles Times (newspaper). 8 November 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Revival of the 'society girl'". The Express Tribune. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Mandwa to screen 'Muthi Bhar Chawal' on 26th". Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Family of Tayyab Rizvi". Pakistani Drama Story & Movie Reviews | Ratings | Celebrities | Entertainment news Portal | 18 January 2016.
  5. ^ Ahmed, Hira (4 February 2019). "Three Pakistani Movies To Battle in March!". VeryFilmi. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  6. ^ Sangeeta's Filmography on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 24 January 2019

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