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|Birth name||Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh|
15 June 1929|
Gujranwala, Punjab, British India
(now in Punjab, Pakistan)
|Died||31 January 2004
Mumbai, Maharashtra India
|Years active||1937, 1941–1963|
Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh (15 June 1929 – 31 January 2004) (Urdu: ثریا جمال شیخ, Hindi: सुरैया जमाल शेख़) was a film playback singer and actress in Bollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. She was one of the most popular actresses and singers of the Indian sub-continent of her generation.
She was the only child of her parents. She was not formally trained in music; yet she went on to become a most successful singing film actress. She first sang for a children's program for AIR All India Radio or (Akashvani) in 1937. She was a disciple of legendary Radio broadcaster Baba-e-Nasharayat (Father of Broadcasting) Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari.
Suraiya was born in Gujranwala, Punjab (British India) to the owner of a small furniture shop. Later her father moved to Lahore and Suraiya was taken to Bombay on the request of her mother, maternal grandmother and a maternal uncle named Zahoor Ahmad. No information on Suraiya's father is available after that time as to where he went or lived at.
Suraiya made her debut as a child artist in Usne Kya Socha (1937). She got a prominent role as a child artist with the help of her uncle Zahoor Ahmad, who was then a popular villain in films. During a holiday from school in 1941, she accompanied him to Bombay's Mohan Studios to see the shooting of the film Taj Mahal (1941) which was being directed by Nanubhai Vakil. Vakil noticed Suraiya and not having in his mind, at that time, any particular young girl to play the role of young Mumtaz Mahal in his film Taj Mahal (1941), selected Suraiya to play that role.
While she was singing for a children's program for AIR (Akashvani (radio broadcaster)) in which Raj Kapoor and Madan Mohan used to be her co-artists.The former attained fame as an actor and a film maker, and latter as a music director respectively. The legendary Zulfiqar Ali Bukhari was then the station director at the AIR (Akashvani (radio broadcaster)) Bombay Radio Station and once Music Director Naushad Ali heard Suraiya's voice,he chose her to sing as a 13-year-old for Mehtaab in Abdul Rashid Kardar's film Sharda (1942). He became Suraiya’s mentor and she sang some of the best songs of her career under his baton. Later he gave hits after hits when Suraiya became full-fledged singing star in Anmol Ghadi (1946), Dard (1947), Dillagi (1949) and Dastaan (1950). Naushad Ali composed approximately 51 songs for Suraiya, coming at 2nd place after Husnlal Bhagatram for composing the highest number of songs for Suraiya.
As a child artist, Suraiya entered the film industry with film Taj Mahal (1941), for which maestro S.D. Burman, who was till then known for his Bengali songs, rendered his first Hindi song Prem ki Pyaari Nishani under the musical baton of Mishani Master. Suraiya's next assignment was for Tamanna (1942), for which she also rendered her first duet with then budding singer Manna Dey – Jaago aayi usha. It was tuned by Manna's uncle, the well known singer, music director and actor K.C. Dey.
Suraiya graduated to adult roles with film Ishara (1943), playing second lead opposite small-timer Satish with Prithviraj Kapoor and Sawarn Lata playing the leading roles. In this movie, she had only two songs to her credit, a solo (Panghat pe muraliya baaje) and a (Baaghon mein koyal boli) with Satish. In films Station Master and Ishara, her voice was used for the character she played. As an adult, Suraiya initially played secondary roles in K. Asif's Phool, Mehboob Khan's Anmol Ghadi (1946), which was written by Aghajani Kashmeri also known as Kashmiri, and Dard (1947). She got a break as a heroine for the film Tadbir (1945) at the recommendation of K. L. Saigal, who liked her voice during a rehearsal. She went on to costar with Saigal in Omar Khayyam (1946) and Parwana (1947 film). Although by then she had a couple of hit songs, but the four solo songs which she sang in Parwana for music director Khwaja Khurshid Anwar made her a genuine singer-film star. She used to consider composer of these songs, Khwaja Khurshid Anwar as her favourite Music Director for whom she sang just thirteen songs during 1943 to 1949 period. More opportunities arose for Suraiya after reigning famous actress Noor Jehan and Khursheed Bano migrated to Pakistan following the independence of Pakistan in 1947.
As an actress, Suraiya had an edge over her contemporaries Kamini Kaushal and Nargis because she could sing her own songs. After three hits Pyar Ki Jeet (1948), Bari Bahen (1949), and Dillagi (1949), she became the highest paid female film star. But her reign at the top was brief; her films started flopping in the 1950s. She made a comeback in Waaris and Mirza Ghalib (film) (1954). Rustom Sohrab (1963) was the last film of her career.
In the late 1940s, she worked with Dev Anand. While shooting the film Vidya (1948), she became romantically involved with Dev Anand. The two of them were paired in seven films together: Vidya (1948), Jeet (1949), Shair (1949), Afsar (1950), Nili (1950), Do Sitare (1951) and Sanam (1951), all of which were successful at the box office. In these films, Suraiya was always first-biller in the credits, indicating that she was a bigger star than Dev Anand. She fell in love with him during the shooting of the song Kinare Kinare Chale Jaayen Gae from the film Vidya,while shooting the scene, the boat they were in capsized, and Dev Anand saved Suraiya from drowning. Their entire romantic affair was conducted in a clandestine manner, with friends like Durga Khote and Kamini Kaushal going out of their way to engineer secret meetings. On the sets of the film Jeet, Anand finally proposed to Suraiya and gave her a diamond ring worth Rupees 3,000 at the time. Her maternal grandmother opposed the relationship as they were Muslim and Anand was a Hindu.As it turned out, Suraiya remained unmarried by her own choice for the rest of her life.They stopped acting together after her grandmother opposed their partnership.
In a career spanning 22 years, Suraiya sang in five or six films and acted in approximately 65 movies which do not include the incomplete films like Jaanwar (with Dilip Kumar) and Paagal Khaana with Bharat Bhushan.
From the late forties to the early fifties, she remained the highest paid as well as the most popular star of the Indian cinema
Suraiya as an Actress
As a child artist, she acted in Tamanna (1942), Station Master (1942), and Hamari Baat(1943).
Suraiya graduated to adult roles with Ishara (1943), playing second lead opposite small-timer Satish with Prithviraj Kapoor and Sawarn Lata playing the leading roles. In this movie she had only two songs to her credit, a solo (Panghat pe muraliya baaje) and a duet (Baaghon mein koyal boli) with Satish. In Station Master, and Ishara, her voice was used for the film character.
As an adult, Suraiya initially played secondary roles opposite dancer Mumtaaz Ali, in the Devika Rani -Jairaj starrer Hamari Baat, in K. Asif's Phool, Mehboob Khan's Anmol Ghadi (1946), which was written by Agha Jani Kashmiri (also known as) Kashmiri, and Munnawar Sultana of film (Dard). She got a break as a heroine for the film Tadbir (1945) at the recommendation of K. L. Saigal, who liked her voice during a rehearsal. She went on to co-star with Saigal in Omar Khayyam (1946) and Parwana (1947). Then after that, with movie Dard (1947) she rose to fame and soon in the 1948-1949 phase, with her trio of hits, Pyar Ki Jeet, Badi Behan and Dillagi, she became the highest paid female star who regularly broke hearts and records.
Yet her reign at the top was brief and most of her 1950's films flopped till she made a short-lived comeback with Sohrab Modi’s film Mirza Ghalib (film) (1954), in which she made vivid, the role of the married Ghalib’s lover. Along with an emotionally fluid performance where her expressions of love, expectation and hurt just seemed to merge into one another, the queen of cadence also recorded what is still regarded by many as the definitive Ghalib. No less a personality than Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru praised her by saying, Tumne Mirza Ghalib Ki Rooh Ko Zinda Kar Diya, (You have brought Mirza Ghalib to life).
After Mirza Ghalib (film), she continued to work in movies as singing actress in movies like Bilwamangal (1954), Waris (1954), Shama Parwana (1954), Kanchan (which was scheduled to release in 1949 as Amar Kahani) (1955), Inam (1955), Mr. Lambu (1956), Trolly Driver (1958), Miss 1958 (1958), Maalik (1958), Shama (1961) and Rustom Sohrab (1963) was her last film.
As an actress, she worked the most with director D.D. Kashyap in 5 films – Aaj Ki Raat, Badi Behan, Kamal ke Phool, Do Sitare and Shama Parwana; with Abdul Rashid Kardar in four films – Dard, Dillagi, Dastaan and Deewana and with M. Sadiq in 4 films – Jagbiti, Dak Bangla, Kajal and Char Din. She shared great chemistry with director A.R. Kardar and three out of the four films they worked together were hits (Dard, Dillagi and Dastaan).
Suraiya as a Singer
Suraiya was not a trained singer yet she enjoyed fame as singing star. As a singing star, Suraiya started her career as a playback singer for actress Mehtab. She sang for Mehtaab in Sharda (1942), Kanoon (1943) and Sanjog (1943).
As a child actress she sang songs for her movies like in Taj Mahal (1941), for which maestro S.D. Burman, who was till then known for his Bengali songs, rendered his first Hindi song Prem ki pyaari nishani under the musical baton of Madhulal Master. Suraiya’s next assignment was for Tamanna (1942), for which she also rendered her first duet with then budding singer Manna Dey – Jaago aayi usha. It was tuned by Manna’s uncle the well known singer, music director and actor K.C. Dey.
After few other rather insignificant singing and acting assignments (Ujala, Station Master) maestro Naushad selected her as the playback voice for leading lady Mehtab in Sharda (1942). The movie became a turning point in Suraiya’s career as a singer, with two of her songs Panchhi ja, peechhe raha hai bachpan mera and Mere dil ko sajan samjhado becoming very popular. Incidentally, Mehtab was the only actress to whom Suraiya lent her voice in three movies (Sharda, Qanoon and Sanjog). Later, she continued to work with Naushad and in 1946 she worked with Noor Jehan in this movie she sang three songs and Man Leta Hai Angdai went viral. In a span of 22 years she had a number of hits. In her honey-rich voice in songs like Woh paas rahen ya door rahen, Tere naino ne chori kiya, Tu mera chaand main teri chaandni, Yaad karun tori batiya and the rare classical number, Manmor hua matwala, created hysteria. After many years of rendering her voice to other film actresses, she also sang for Nimmi in Shama (1961) besides singing for herself, because the other singer Suman Kalyanpur failed to dub her portion of the song. Also two of her songs – Hawa uda kar layi, O bewafa karke jafa – (music: Dhani Ram) recorded for an incomplete movie of hers, were later included in another film Taqdeer (1958) and picturised on its leading lady Shyama. Naushad Ali, Husnlal Bhagatram and Khwaja Khurshid Anwar played significant roles in Suraiya’s career but such stalwarts as Anil Biswas, S.D. Burman and Ghulam Mohammed also enhanced her popularity as a singer. Then there were other music directors she teamed up with just once or twice but rendered some extremely melodious though not so popular numbers.
Suraiya has the rare honour to work with many other singing-stars of her time including Noor Jehan (Anmol Ghadi), C.H. Atma (Bilwamangal), Talat Mahmood (Maalik and Waris), Mukesh (Mashuqa), K.L. Saigal (Tadbeer, Omar Khaiyyam and Parwana) and Surendra, (1857) and Anmol Ghadi.
Her greatness can be judged by these comments. You have put life in the soul of Mirza Ghalib, were the remarks of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian Prime Minister. Suraiya was an ardent fan of the Hollywood star Gregory Peck. So much so that Dev Anand's initial years saw a lot of influence of Gregory Peck's mannerisms and style. Dev sahib had himself gone on record to say that there was a time when he was impressed by the Hollywood legend. In connection with the shooting of some film, he happened to visit Mumbai where Suraiya met him after many years.
Her Last Years and Death
Her Honours and Recognitions
A postage stamp, bearing her face, was released by India Post to honour her on 3 May 2013.
|Year||Film||Director||Producer||Role||Cast||Music Director||Other notes|
|1937||Usne Kya Socha||–||–||–||–||–||Child artist|
|1941||Taj Mahal||Nanubhai Vakil||Mohan Pictures||Baby Mumtaz||Kumar, Sarojini, S. Nazir, Suraiya, Indurani, Khalil, Ram Marathe, Mubarak||Madhavlal Damodar||major break as child artist|
|1942||Station Master||C.M. Luhar||Prakash||Usha||Pratima Devi, Jagdish Sethi, Prem Adib, Jeevan, Umakant, Kaushalya, Shakir, Amirbai, Suraiya, Gulab, Ratnamala||Naushad|
|Tamanna||Phani Majumdar||Laxmi Production||Jagdish Sethi, Shanta Kumari, Jairaj, Leela Desai, K. C. Dey, Karan Dewan, Suraiya, Rani||K.C. Dey||First duet with Manna Dey also first song for Manna Dey.|
|1943||Ishara||J. K. Nanda||D. R. D. Production||Jagdish Sethi, Pratima Devi, K. N. Singh, Prithviraj Kapoor, Swarnalata, Suraiya, Satish, Vatsala Kumtekar, Masood||Khurshid Anwar|
|Humari Baat||M. I. Dharamsey||Bombay Talkies||Arun Kumar, Kamta Prasad, Dulari, Suraiya, Devika Rani, David Abraham, Shah Nawaz, Raj Kapoor, Prabha, Mumtaz Ali, Jairaj||Anil Biswas|
|1945||Yateem||Zia Sarhady||Gautam Chitra||E. Billimoria, Chandraprabha, Yakub, Suraiya, Uday Kumar, Bhudo Advani, David Abraham, Lalita Pawar, Charlie||Khurshid Anwar|
|Tadbir||Jayant Desai||Jayant Desai Production||Sugana||Rehana, Jilloo Maa, K. L. Saigal, Mubarak, Suraiya, Salvi, Rewa Shankar, Shashi Kapoor, Shalini||Lal Mohammed|
|Samrat Chandragupta||Jayant Desai||Jayant Desai Production||Ishwarlal, Mubarak, Nayampally, Renuka Devi, Suraiya, Sulochana Chatterji||C. Ramchandra|
|Phool||K. Asif||Famous Pictures||Wasti, Veena, Suraiya, Prithviraj, Yakub, Dixit, Ashraf Khan, Agha, Mazhar Khan, M. Esmail, Jilloo Maa, Sitara, Durga Khote||Ghulam Haider|
|Main Kya Karu||Sudhir Sen||Flora Pictures||Shah Nawaz, Suraiya, Pahari Sanyal, Hansa Wadkar, Bikram Kapoor, E. Billimoria||Ninu Majumdar|
|1946||Jag Biti||M. Sadiq||Din Pictures||Suraiya, Shakir, Sulochana Chatterji, Abbas, Himalayawala, Bibi, Sadiq Ali||Ghulam Haider|
|1857||Mohan Sinha||Muarai Pictures||Wasti, Surendra, Suraiya, Nigar, Madan Puri, Leela, Menaka, Ganju, Munshi Khanjar, LaxmiSuraiya, Shakir, Sulochana Chatterji, Abbas, Himalayawala, Bibi, Sadiq Ali||Sajjad Hussain|
|Anmol Ghadi||Mehboob Khan||Mehboob Production||Basanti||Surendra, Noorjahan, Suraiya, Zahur Raja, Leela Misra, Anwari, Bhudo Advani, Murad, Amir Banu||Naushad||Sliver Jubliee|
|Omar Khaiyyam||Mohan Sinha||Muarai Pictures||Suraiya, K.L. Saigal, Wasti, Benjamin, Shakir, Leela, Madan Puri, Muzammil||Lal Mohammed|
|1947||Parwana||J.K. Nanda||Jeet Productions||Gopi||K. N. Singh, K. L. Saigal, Suraiya, S. Nazir, Azurie, Najam||Khurshid Anwar|
|Natak||S.U.Sunny||Kardar Productions||Pratima Devi, Amar, Suraiya, Sofia, Kanwar, Shyam Kumar, Amir Ali, Nazir Vedi, Nawab, Suleman||Naushad|
|Do Dil||Jagdish Sethi||Jamana Production||Badri Prasad, Motilal, Suraiya, Karan Dewan, Gulab||Gobind Ram|
|Dard||A.R. Kardar||Kardar Productions||Pratima Devi, Badri Prasad, Husn Banu, Munawwar Sultana, Nasrat, Suraiya, Shyam Kumar||Naushad|
|Dak Bangla||M.Sadiq||Indian National||M. Esmail, Suraiya, Gope, Kamal Kapoor, Wasti||Naresh Bhattacharya|
|1948||Aaj ki Raat||D.D Kashyap||Famous Pictures||Motilal, Suraiya, Yakub, Leela Misra, Raj Mehra, Anita Sharma, Sangeeta, Shah Nawaz||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Vidya||G.Tripathi||Jeet Pictures||Vidya||Suraiya, Maya Banerji, Gulam Mohamed, Madan Puri, Amibai Karnataki, Cuckoo, Munshi Khanjar, Dev Anand||S.D. Burman|
|Shakti||S.I. Hasan||Greater Bombay Pictures||Kailash, Karan Dewan, Suraiya, Sofia, Maya Devi, Seeta Bose, Cuckoo, Mumtaz Ali, Murad||Ram Prasad|
|Rang Mahal||Pandit Anand Kumar||Eastern Pictures||Suresh, Suraiya, Anant Marathe, Lalita Pawar, Shah Nawaz||K. Datta|
|Pyar Ki Jeet||O.P. Dutta||Famous Pictures||Gyani, Rehman, Suraiya, Gope, Raj Mehra, Manorama, Leela Misra, Yashodhara Katju, Niranjan Sharma||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Kajal||M.Sadiq||Ratan Pictures||Suraiya, Jayant, Gope, Sharda, Ram Kamlani, Cuckoo, Wasti, Amir Banu||Ghulam Mohammed|
|Gajre||R.D.Mathur||Ailled Art Production||Motilal, Suraiya, Agha, Nihal, Sangeeta, Geeta Nizami, Sankatha Prasad, Murad||Anil Biswas|
|1949||Singaar||J.K.Nanda||Haldia Nanda Production||Jairaj, Suraiya, Madhubala, Madan Puri, Randhir, K. N. Singh, Durga Khote||Khurshid Anwar|
|Shair||Chawla||Jagat Pictures||Vidya||Cuckoo, Dev Anand, Kamini Kaushal, Murad, Suraiya, Agha, Sulochana, Shyama, Dulari||Ghulam Mohammed|
|Naach||Ravindra Dave||Kuldip Pictures||Shyam, Suraiya, Kuldip, Raj Mehra, Gulab, Yashodhara Katju, Sofia, Shyama, Wasti, Om Prakash||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Lekh||G.Rakesh||Liberty Art Production||Anand Pal, Cuckoo, Motilal, Suraiya, Ishu, Jagirdar, Sitara||Krishan Dayal|
|Jeet||Mohan Sinha||Raj Kriti Chitra||Shree Bhagwan, Durga Khote, Dev Anand, Suraiya, Kanhaiyalal, Madan Puri, Suraiya Choudhary, Habib||Anil Biswas|
|Duniya||S.F Hussain||Fazli Bros||Anwari, Karan Dewan, Suraiya, Yakub, Bhudo Advani, Shakila, Zubeida, Jankidas||C. Ramchandra|
|Dillagi||A.R.Kardar||Kardar Production||Chandabai, Amir Banu, Shyam, Suraiya, Sharda, Amar||Naushad|
|Char Din||M.Sadiq||Ratan Pictures||Badri Prasad, Om Prakash, Shyam, Suraiya, Jayant, Randhir, Mohana, Shyama, Cuckoo||Shyam Sunder|
|Balam||Homi Wadia||Wadia Movietone||Wasti, Nigar Sultana, Suraiya, Masood, Jayant, Agha||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Badi Bahen||D.D. Kashyap||Famous Pictures||Suraiya, Ulhas, Gulab, Roop Kamal, Tabassum, Shanti Madhok, Niranjan Sharma, Ram Avtaar, Geeta Bali, Pappu, Rehman, Pran||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Amar Kahani||Baij Sharma||Kamal Kunj Chitra||Jairaj, Suraiya, Mehta, Ranjana||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|1950||Shaan||Jayant Desai||Kuldip Pictures||Pratima Devi, Cuckoo, Suraiya, Sapru, Manorama, David Abraham, Rehman||Hansraj Behl|
|Nilli||Ratibhai Punatkar||Ranjit Film Company||Vidya||Suraiya, Agha, Shyama, Dulari, Cuckoo, Dev Anand||S. Mohinder|
|Khiladi||Talwar||Talwar Films||Ashok Kumar, Suraiya, Kumar, Indu, E. Tarapore, Anoop Kumar, Narbada Shanker, Sunder, Cuckoo||Hansraj Behl|
|Kamal Ke Phool||D.D. Kashyap||Famous Pictures||Badri Prasad, Suraiya, Jeevan, Raj Mehra, Leela Misra, Niranjan Sharma, Shakuntala, Amarnath||Shyam Sunder|
|Dastan||A.R. Kardar||Musical Pictures||Pratima Devi, Raj Kapoor, Al Nasir, Murad, Suraiya, Veena, Suresh, Shakila||Naushad|
|Afsar||Chetan Anand||Nav Ketan||Rashid Khan, Suraiya, Manmohan Krishna, Kanhaiyalal, Krishna Dhawan, Zohra Sehgal, Anand Pal, Dev Anand||S.D. Burman|
|1951||Shokiyan||Kidar Sharma||Ambitious Pictures||Nazira, Shanta Kanwar, Premnath, Suraiya, Jeevan, Kamlesh, Achla Sachdev, Rajendra Vyas, Ramesh Sinha||Jamal Sen|
|Sanam||Nandlal Jaswantlal||United Technicians||Vidya||Jilloo Maa, Pratima Devi, Suraiya, Gope, Meena Kumari, Dev Anand, K. N. Singh||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Rajput||Lekhraj Bhakri||Jubilee Pictures||Shakuntala, Jairaj, Suraiya, Sapru, Kuldip Kaur, Mumtaz, Maruti, Randhir||Hansraj Behl|
|Do Sitare||D.D. Kashyap||Famous Pictures||Suraiya, Kuldip Kaur, Mumtaz, Baij Sharma, Prem Nath, Dev Anand, Shakuntala||Anil Biswas|
|1952||Resham||Lekhraj Bhakri||Jubilee Pictures||Sunder, Jairaj, Suraiya, Sapru, Naaz, Achla Sachdev, Khurshid, Ramesh Thakur, Jagdish||Hansraj Behl|
|Moti Mahal||Ravindra Dave||Nigaristan Films||Vidya||Ajit, Veera, Suraiya, Jeevan, Tabassum, Satish||Hansraj Behl|
|Lal Kunwar||Ravindra Dave||Nigaristan Films||Nasir Khan, Suraiya, Jairaj, Usha Kiran, Agha, Durga Khote||S.D.Burman|
|Khubsoorat||S.F. Hussain||Fazli Bros.||Nasir Khan, Suraiya, Yakub, Bhudo Advani, Zubeida, Jankidas||Madan Mohan|
|Goonj||Phani Majumdar||Kwarta Art Production||Bhagwan, Suresh, Suraiya, Sapru, Majnu, Madan Puri, Randhir, Ravikant||Sardul Sharma|
|Diwana||A.R.Kardar||Kardar Production||Suresh, Suraiya, Sumitra Devi, Shyam Kumar, Ramesh, Madan Puri, Banerjee, Amirbai Karnataki, Amir Ali||Naushad|
|1953||Mashuqa||Shanti Kumar||Chitrakar||Suraiya, Agha, Kuldip Kaur, Durga Khote, Amirbai Karnataki, Mukesh||Roshan|
|1954||Mirza Ghalib||Sohrab Modi||Minerva Movietone||Bharat Bhushan, Murad, Durga Khote, Jagdish Sethi, Suraiya, Nigar Sultana, Mukri, Baij Sharma, Kumkum, Sadat Ali, Iftekhar, Roshan||Ghulam Mohammed|
|Bilwamangal||D.N. Madhok||Minar Movies||Vidya||C. H. Atma, Suraiya, Nirupa Roy, Ulhas, Asha Mathur||Bulo C Rani|
|Waris||Nitin Bose||Minerva Movietone||Shobha||Jagdish Sethi, Suraiya, Talat Mehmood, Nadira, Sadat Ali, Meheli Modi, Yakub, Achla Sachdev, Roopmala||Anil Biswas|
|Shama Parwana||D.D. Kashyap||Kashyap Production||Shammi Kapoor, Suraiya, Roop Mala, Ulhas, Sunder, Mubarak||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|1955||Kanchan||Baij Sharma||Kamal Kunj Chitra||Jairaj, Suraiya, Mehta, Ranjana||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Inam||M.I. Dharamsey||Zodiac Pictures||Pratima Devi, Nasir Khan, Suraiya, Yakub, Bimla Kumari, Mukri||S. N. Tripathi|
|1956||Mr. Lambu||N.A.Ansari||Sheikh Mukhtar||Bhagwan, Helen, Sheikh Mukhtar, Suraiya, Kamaljeet, Vijayalaxmi, N. A. Ansari, Minoo Mumtaz||O.P.Nayyar|
|1958||Trolly Driver||Gajanan Jagirdar||Divya Jyot Production||Rehman, Cuckoo, Pratima Devi, Bhagwan, Suraiya, Jagirdar, Usha Kiran, Madan Puri||Husnlal Bhagatram|
|Miss||Kuldip Kahar||A.K. Movies||Om Prakash, Suraiya, Karan Dewan, Madan Puri, Naaz, Krishna Kumari||N. Dutta|
|Malik||S.M. Yusuf||Sunny Art Productions||Jagdeep, Lalita Pawar, Roopmala, Suraiya, Talat Mehmood, Jeevan, Mukri, Radhakrishen, Kumar||Ghulam Mohammed|
|1961||Shama||Lekhraj Bhakri||Tasveeristan||Kumud Tripathi, Nimmi, Vijay Dutt, Suraiya, Kumar, Kammo, Tarun Bose, Mumtaz Begum, Tuntun, Leela Misra, Renu Maker||Ghulam Mohammed|
|1963||Rustam-E-Sohrab||Vishram Bedekar||Ramsay Productions||Murad, Prithviraj Kapoor, Suraiya, Premnath, Mumtaz, Azad, Merlyn, Hiralal, P. Kailash, Sajjan||Sajjad Hussain|
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