Naheed Akhtar (or Nahid Akhtar) was a singer in Pakistan after Noor Jehan between 1974 and 2000.
Naheed Akhtar was discovered by veteran musician M. Ashraf as a teenage sensation in the mid-1970s. She put Noor Jehan out of business and dominated Urdu film music. Naheed Akhtar was a successful replacement for Runa Laila, who left Pakistan the same year. Her debut film was “Nanha Farishta” in 1974 and that year she climbed to the top with super hit songs in the film “Shama”. Journalist Asif Ali Pota married her in the mid-1980s, when she left the film scene.