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Nighat Sultana

She was heroine of first Sindhi film in Pakistan..
Nighat Sultana - Supporting actress - She was heroine of first Sindhi film in Pakistan..
Facts on Nighat Sultana
Real name Gulzar Begum
First film Mehbooba (Urdu - 1953)
Active career1953-1987
Life - 16-12-2002
Born at
Profession Acting
Relations Hassan Tariq (husband)
Reena (daughter)

Nighat Sultana was a popular supporting actress in the 1950s/60s. She was seen in her first film Mehbooba in 1953. She became the first ever heroine in first Pakistani Sindhi film Umar Marvi in 1956. She was first heroine in Urdu movies like Lakhpati (1958), Bombay Wala (1961) and Pyar Na Kar Nadan (1964). Her most famous film was Susral (1962) with a mega hit song by Madam Noorjahan picturised on her..

  • Ja, Apni Hasraton Par Aansoo Baha Kay So Ja..

Nighat Sultana was married to film director Hassan Tariq and according to film sources, she was mother of an actress Reena (who changed her name as Sabuhi). Her real name was Gulzar Begum and she was born in 1932. She died on December 16, 2002.

Her real name is Gulzar Bigum, born in 1935 in Iraq. Her father was Bengali origin working in army and was sent to Iraq during the 1st World War where he got married with an Iraqi Kurd woman. At the age of 14, she returned to Pakistan, Karachi with her father. Nighat also worked in army hospital as Nurse for some time before joining films. She got married with Hassan Tariq. Reena (Saboohi) was her daughter but Nighat always claimed her as sister due to some reasons. She will be remembered for the very impressively character role of an invalid young girl in Riaz Shahid's film Susral (1962). (by Mohammed Ayub Qureshi, Saudi Arabia)

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