Shaukat Hussain Rizvi

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Shaukat Hussain Rizvi
Born 1914[1]
Azamgarh, British India
Died 19 August 1998 at age 85[1]
Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation Film director, film producer
and cinematographer
Spouse(s) Noor Jehan (married her in 1944)
Children 3
Relatives Zil-e-Huma (daughter)
Akbar Rizvi (son)
Asghar Rizvi (son)

Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi (Urdu: شوکت حسین رضوی‎; 1914–1999) was a Pakistani actor, film producer and film director. He is widely considered as a pioneer of the Pakistani film industry.[2][1]

Early life and career[edit]

Shaukat Hussain Rizvi was born in the city of Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh in 1914.[1] He began his career as an assistant projectionist in Calcutta in the early 1930s. Then he was given a job in the editing department of Madan Theatres.[1] By 1942, Rizvi was promoted to a film director and was assigned to direct a film named Khandan starring Pran and Noor Jehan in the lead roles. The script of this film was written by Imtiaz Ali Taj.[3] After the huge success of this film, Shaukat Hussain Rizvi later married Noor Jehan in 1944. Their marriage produced three children: Akbar Hussain Rizvi, Asghar Hussain Rizvi and a daughter Zil-e-Huma.

After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, Rizvi along with his wife Noor Jehan and their 3 children moved to Pakistan and later made several films in Pakistan.[1]


Following are his notable works:[2]


Death and legacy[edit]

Shaukat Hussain Rizvi died on 19 August 1999 at Lahore, Pakistan at age 85.[1] Pakistani actors Sonya Jehan, Sikander Rizvi are his grandchildren.[6]


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