Legendary singer and actress Noor Jehan is being remembered today (Tuesday) on her death anniversary.
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Noor Jehan was the greatest film and music personality in the history of showbiz in Pakistan. Madam Noor Jehan was born on September 21, 1926 at Qasoor, Punjab.
She started her film career in the age of just nine years old and became super star as baby artist and then a top singer and actress in Indian movies. After the partition, she moved from Bombay and started her film career in Pakistan as actress, since 1959 she became playback singer and dominated in more than 35 years.
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She sung appropriately more than six thousand songs in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films. She legendary playback singer Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan was an equally proficient ghazal singer. With rigorous training in classical music, Noor Jehan employed the essential features necessary to present the ghazal in an exceptional manner.
After partition, she moved from Bombay and started her film career in Pakistan as actress, singer and the first female film director with film Chann Wey in 1951. Her last film Ghalib was released in 1961. Since 1959 she became playback singer and dominated in more than 35 years. She sung appropriately more than six thousand songs in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films.
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She married twice, first with film director Shoukat Hussain Rizvi in 1942 and then film producer and hero Ejaz Durrani in 1959 and she had six children’s. Madam Noor Jehan died on December 23, 2000 at Karachi. – Samaa