Nakhshab Jarchavi was producer, director and poet of two Pakistani films, Fanoos (1963) and Maihkahana (1964). His first film Fanoos (1963) was known for a debut film of Punjabi film super star actress Firdous. He introduced Komal and Salman in this flop film. "Aa Ja Dil Gabhraye.." was a famous song sung by Saleem Raza and Naheed Niazi in this film.
His second and last film was Maihkahana in 1964. Shamim Ara and Habib were in lead roles. "Ik Apna, Ik Deevana, Sun Lay Dil Ka Afsana.." by Naheed Niazi & Co. and "Jan Keh Kar Jo Bulaya To Bura Maan Geye.." by Saleem Raza were another hits. Nashad was music director.
Nakhshab Jarchavi got breakthrough from the first ever female Qawwali "Aahen Na Bharin, Shikway Na Kiye.." by Madam Noor Jehan & Co. in pre-partition film Zeenat in 1945. His another famous films in India were Mahal (1949), Naghma (1953), Zindagi Ya Toofan (1958) and some other films.
Nakhshab Jarchavi was born in 1925 in Jarcha, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was married to actress Nadira for a short time. He migrated to Pakistan in the beginning of the 1960s and made two films as mentioned above. He died on August 24, 1967 in Karachi.