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Film director

Zia Sarhadi

A prepartition film director..
Zia Sarhadi - Film director - A prepartition film director..
Facts on Zia Sarhadi

Real name Zia Sarhadi
First film Post Man (Hindi/Urdu - 1938)
First film Rahguzar (Urdu - 1960)
Active career
Life 1914 - 1997
Born at Peshawar
Language Pashto
Profession Film making
Relations Rafiq Ghaznavi (father-in-law)
Khayyam Sarhadi (son)

Zia Sarhadi was a film director, writer and poet in Pakistani, Indian and prepartition films.

Film Rahguzar (1960) and Shehar Aur Saye (1974) were his films as director. He wrote stories of more than one dozens films, Lakhon Mein Ek (1967) was his most successful film. He also penned songs in few films.

In India, Zia Sarhadi made two movies, Hamlog (1951) and Footpath (1953).

Before partition, Zia Sarhadi wrote the screenplay, dialogue and songs of director Mehboob Khan's film Deccan Queen (1936). He also wrote script of film Aurat (1940) which was made as Mother India in 1957 - both from director Mehboob Khan.

Zia Sarhadi was director of half dozens films and the first was Postman (1938). His film Nadan (1943) with Madam Noor Jehan was a super hit film.

Zia Sarhadi was leftist ideologist and made social movies. His son Khayyam Sarhadi was a popular TV and radio actor, and granddaughter Zhalay Sarhadi is also an actress. He was born in Peshawar in 1914 and died in 1997 in London.








Ashiq
Ashiq
(1968)
Lalkar
Lalkar
(1959)
Samundar
Samundar
(1968)
Peengan
Peengan
(1956)
Dostana
Dostana
(1982)

Mubarak
Mubarak
(1941)
Sipahi
Sipahi
(1941)
Nek Abla
Nek Abla
(1932)

Sahara
Sahara
(1944)
Khandan
Khandan
(1942)



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