Noor Jehan Ù†ÙˆØ± Ø¬ÛØ§Úº) was born September 21, 1926. She was a singer and actress in British India and Pakistan. She is renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Mallika-e-Tarranum Ù…Ù„Ú©Û ØªØ±Ù†Ù…, English: (the queen of melody).
Born in a family of musicians, Wasai was pushed by her parents to follow in their musical footsteps and become a singer but she was more interested in acting in films and graced the earliest Pakistani films with her performances. She holds a remarkable record of 10,000 songs to her singing credits in various languages of Pakistan including Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi languages, she is also considered to be the first female Pakistani film director.
In 1957, Jehan was awarded the President’s Award for her acting and singing capabilities.
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