Tamanna (actress)

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Born Tamanna Begum
Lahore, Pakistan[1]
Died 20 February 2012 (aged 64)
Karachi, Pakistan
Occupation Actor
Years active 1960–2012
Awards Nigar Award in 1977[2]

Tamanna Begum (1948–2012) was a Pakistani drama and film artist.


Tamanna started her media career from Radio Pakistan in the 1960s as a presenter and later performed in theater plays before joining films.[3] She ventured into films in the 1970s and continued working in the Pakistani film industry until the late 1980s. She had performed in over 300 films and in hundreds of TV drama serials. She often appeared in negative roles but also performed some entertaining and comedy roles also. Her popular films include Afshan (1971), Ilzaam (1972), Nadaan (1971), Mehndi, Behan Bhai (1979) and Bharosa (1977). She is a recipient of the Nigar award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Bharosa (1977).[3][1]

After over a decade of a career in films, she joined television and appeared in many character roles in Pakistani TV drama serials.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for film Bharosa (1977)[2]


Tamanna Begum died after a protracted illness in Karachi on 20 February 2012 at the age of 64.[4] She had suffered a heart attack some time ago and was under treatment in a private hospital. The heart attack had led to kidneys' failure and she used to have dialysis treatment twice a week. She could not fully recover, though, and finally died.[5]


  1. ^ a b "BBC Urdu - فن فنکار - اداکارہ تمنا بیگم انتقال کرگئیں". BBC.co.uk. 20 Feb 2012. Retrieved 8 Dec 2016. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.janubaba.com/c/forum/topic/20869/Lollywood/Nigar_Awards__Complete_History, Tamanna's Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1977, info listed on janubaba.ccom website, Retrieved 8 Dec 2016
  3. ^ a b c "Veteran Pakistani Actress Tamanna Begum Passed Away". Pakium.com. 20 Feb 2012. Retrieved 8 Dec 2016. 
  4. ^ Salman, Peerzada (2012-02-20). "Film actress Tamanna passes away". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  5. ^ https://www.samaa.tv/entertainment/2012/02/tamanna-begum-dies-at-the-age-of-64/, Actress Tamanna dies at 64, Published 20 Feb 2012, Retrieved 8 Dec 2016