Zubaida Khanum was first Pakistani female singer who dominated film industry in the 1950s. She sang many super hit songs in many films. She began from Punjabi film Shehri Babu in 1953 and her first song was in the composition of Rasheed Attray and penned by Waris Ludhyanvi. It was a super hit song..
- Gallan Sun Kay Mahi Day Naal Merian, Dopatta Be-iman Ho Geya..
She sang super hit songs in other Punjabi films like Pattan, Heer (1955), Mahi Munda, Guddi Gudda, Chann Mahi (1956), Yakkay Wali (1957), Sheikh Chilli, Chhoomanter, Jatti, Mukhra (1958), Kartar Singh, Naji (1959) etc.
- Aye Mousam Rangeelay Suhanay, Jia Na Hi Manay..
Zubaida Khanum also acted in few movies. She was in lead role with Zarif in famous Punjabi film Patay Khan in 1955. Madam Noorjahan was first heroine and Musarrat Nazir was third heroine in this film. She was most busiest playback singer until 1960, when she left film industry after she married to cinematographer Riaz Bukhari. She died on October 19, 2013 on the second anniversary of her husband, who died two years ago on 19.10.2011. She was mother of famous film director Faisal Bukhari (Bhai Log fame).