Sharif Nayyar made 11 movies in Pakistan. His first film was Bheegi Palken in 1952. He got fame from film Ishq Par Zor Nahin in 1963. His romantic and musical film Naila in 1965 was a great milestone for him. Lado (1966) and Naz (1969) were another big moives. He reached the top with Pakistan's second diamond jubilee film Dosti in 1971, which was produced by his own son-of-law, hero and producer Ejaz Durrani. His last film was Jhoomar Chor in 1986.