She was introduced in a super hit musical Punjabi film Chann Mahi in 1956. She never became a top class heroine but got great successes in old roles. She was best known as Sultan Rahi's Mother because she appeared in many Punjabi films in the 80s as his mother.
Bahar appeared as heroine/second heroine in films like Zulfan (1957), Kartar Singh (1959), Salma, Mitti dian Murtan, Salma (1960), Daal mein Kala (1962), Shararat (1963), Lutera, Bharjai, Khandan, Waris Shah, Landa Bazar, Azad, Farangi (1964) etc.. Some of her famous films in old roles are Jeera Blade (1973), Aina (1977), Sher Khan (1981), Moula Bakhsh (1988), Choorian and many more..