Shabnam

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Shabnam
Shabnam.jpg
Native name শবনম
Born Jharna Basak
17 August 1942 ( 75 years )
Dhaka, Bengal Presidency, British India
Nationality Bangladeshi
Occupation Actress
Years active 1961–1999
Spouse(s) Robin Ghosh (m. 1964; his death 2016)
Awards Nigar Awards

Jharna Basak (known by the stage name Shabnam; born 17 August)[1] is a Bangladeshi stage and film actress. Actor Waheed Murad introduced her to the Pakistani film industry by offering her a lead role in his film Samundar in 1968. Shabnam remained active in Lollywood in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. She has been nominated for Nigar awards several times, winning it 13 times (the most for an actress). She has appeared in over 180 films.

Family[edit]

Her father is Nani Basak, a football referee from Dhaka. Shabnam was married to Robin Ghosh, a music composer.[2]

Career[edit]

Around 1988, she switched on to character acting[3] and was again doing films in her native Dhaka and Lahore.

Shabnam left Pakistan and its film industry in the late 1990s.[2]

Shabnam lastly performed in movie 'Ammajan,’ directed by Kazi Hayat. She performed in that movie in the central role and it was released in 1999. In 2012 she visited Pakistan along with her husband after 13 years where they were awarded lifetime achievement award by Pakistani government.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Shabnam worked in total 160 films, including 152 Urdu films, 14 Bengali and 4 Punjabi films. Her debut film was a Bengali film. Her first Urdu film, Chanda was filmed in Bangladesh.[4]

Year Title Role Director Notes Ref(s)
1958 Rajdhanir Bukey
1961 Kokhono Asheni
Harano Din
1962 Chanda
1963 Talash
Naach Char
Preet Na Jane Reet
1964 Karwaan
Paise
1965 Akhri Station
Kaise Kahun
Kajal
Saagar
1966 Begana
1967 Darshan
1968 Jahan Tum Wahan Hum
Main Zinda Hun
Samandar
Sharik-e-Hayyat
Tum Mere Ho
1969 Andleeb
Ladla
Naseeb Apna Apna
Nazneen
Naaz
Qasm Us Waqt Ki
Aasra
1970 Chalo Maan Gaye
Jaley Na Kyun Parwana
Naya Savera
Shama Aur Parwana
1971 Afshan
Charagh Kahan Roshni Kahan
Dosti
Rootha Na Karo
1972 Bandagi
Ehsas
Mann Ki Jeet
Mere Hamsafar
1973 Anmol
Badal Aur Bijli
Gharana
Nya Raasta
Naam Ke Nawab
Society
Zakhmi
Aas
1974 Aina Aur Soorat
Bano Rani
Chahat
Dhamaka
Dillagi
Do Badan
Do Tasviren
Intezar
Main Bani Dulhan
Miss Hippy
Qismat
Sawan Aya Tum Nahin Aye
Sharafat
Aabroo
1975 Anari
Badal Gaya Insaan
Be-misal
Bikhrey Moti
Dil Nasheen
Do Saathi
Jageer
Farz Aur Mamta
Milap
Paisa
Pehchan
Umang
Zanjeer
Zeenat
1976 Anokhi
Daman Ki Aag
Do Aansoo
Daag
Mom Ki Guria
Raja Jani
Sachai
Sayyan Anari
Talash
Tallaq
Aaj Aur Kall
1977 Aina
Mere Huzoor
Naya Sooraj
Sangam
Shama-e-Mohabbat
Uff Yeh Bivian
1978 Abhi To Mein Jawan Hun
Achhey Mian
Ankhon Ankhon Mein
Anmol Mohabbat
Awaz
Intekhab
Milan
Saheli
Aabshar
1979 Chalte chalte
Nazr-e-Karam
Nishani
Pakeeza
Naya Andaaz
1980 Azmaish
Badaltey Mousam
Bandish
Hum Dono
Nahin Abhi Nahin
Pyari
Rishta
1981 Faaslay
Ghaerao
Kiran Aur Kali
Qurbani
Tange Wali
1982 Biwi Ho To Aisi
I Love You
Khoobsoorat
Naseeb
Saharey
Zara Si Baat
Aahat
1983 Deewangi
Dehleez
Gumnam
Kabhi Alwida Na Kehna
Maang Meri Bhar Do
Aaj Ki Raat
1984 Aisa Bhi Hota Hai
Andhi Aur Toofan
Barood
Doorian
Kamyabi
Lazawal
Naseebon Wali
Naam Mera Badnam
Shadi Magar Adhi
Tere Ghar Ke Samne
1985 Benazir Qurbani
Naraz
1986 Faisla
Jhoomar Chor
Shadi Mere Shohar Ki
1987 Bazi
Kaloo
Love in Nepal
Malka
Masti Khan
Saas Meri Saheli
Teri Banhon Mein
1988 Sheesh Nagin
1989 Lady Commando
1993 Ranjish
1994 Rani Beti Raj Karegi
1995 Awargi
1996 Saza
1997 Aulad Ki Qasam
1999 Ammajan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legendary actress Shabnam celebrates her birthday". Priyo. 19 August 2010. Archived from the original on 25 August 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Leaving Pakistan and Lollywood was painful, says Shabnam". Dawn. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Shabnam : Legendary film diva's exclusive". Janubaba.com. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  4. ^ Mazhar Iqbal. "Filmography of Shabnam". Mazhar.dk. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

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