She was heroine of Pakistans first ever Silver jubilee film Pherey (1949. As heroine she was seen in movies like Laarey (1950), Sherhri Babu (1953), Heer (1955), Golden jubilee film Noukar (1955), Noor-e-Islam (1957), Azmat-e-Islam (1965).
Sawarn Lata was born as Sikh and converted to Islam after she married prominent actor, producer and director Nazir. The first film they produced in Pakistan was Heer Ranjha, but film print was destroyed due to poor negative of the film.
Her real name was Saeeda Bano, she was born in 1924 in Rawalpindi and died on February 8, 2008 at Lahore.
Before partition she worked in Awaz (1942), Ishara and Tasveer (1943), Bari Baat, Rattan, Sowran bhomi and Us paar (1945), Chand Tara, Laila Majnu, Preetima, Preet (1945), Insaaf, Maa Baap ki laaj and Sham Savera (1946) and Abida (1947).