Noor Jahan is like a Sparkling star for Pakistan. She was blessed with the most melodious Voice ever. Noor Jahan was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of all times and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the queen of melody) in Pakistan. She was Born into a Muslim family with a rich musical tradition, in British India, she was exposed to the world of show business at a young age.Famous for her silken saris, bold eye makeup, unique hairstyles and glittering diamonds, Noor Jehan’s melodious voice touched millions and created a matchless blend of vocal gestures and emotional expressions, which interpreted feelings in a very surreal way.
Even the Google present her tribute and respect on her birthday. September 21st marks the birth of Pakistan’s most loved singer Noor Jehan. On her 91st Birthday Doodle captures Jehan's unique singing stance her chin tilted up, her hand flung out, and a flower in her hair. Noor Jehan started her musical career from Calcutta at the age of nine as a singer child star.She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum.After partition, she came to Pakistan and started her film career as actor-singer and the first female film director with film Chann Wey in 1951. She recorded about 10, 000 songs in various languages of India and Pakistan including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and Sindhi.
Noor Jehan ruled the film industry for more than 35 years and sung appropriately six thousand songs for Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi films. She was not only a celebrated playback singer but also a gifted ghazal singer. In 1957 Noor Jehan was awarded the President Award for her acting and singing capabilities.Renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia, Noor Jehan and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum for a career spanning seven decades.Noor Jehan was born September 21, 1926, in Kasur, Punjab and was one of the eleven children of professional musicians Madad Ali and Fateh Bibi. She made her film debut in 1935 as a child artist in K.D. Mehra directed Pind di Kuri. In 1939, Ghulam Haider composed songs for Jehan which led to her early popularity.
Today would have marked the 91st birthday of Madam Noorjehan, and Google dedicated a doodle for their homepage in her honor Born Allah Rakhi Wasai on September 21, 1925, she was known as the “Malika-e-Taranum” (Queen of Melody) across the world. Her voice and unique style of singing captured the hearts of millions across South Asia.Best known for her voice, she was also an accomplished actress. Noor Jehan also helped co-direct Chan Wey in 1951. Her contribution to the art and history of Pakistan will never be forgotten. The doodle features Madam Noorjehan in a purple attire, with a choker and the memorable flower on the side of her hair. The doodle has a great resemblance to her Dildar Sadqay Lakh Waar Sadqay performance on PTV.
She recorded about 10,000 songs in various languages of India and Pakistan, including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and Sindhi.She also gave Pakistan a new genre, which later developed into a category we all know today as national anthems or milli naghme. A new beginning was made during the 1965 war when Madam sang live on radio and TV some of the most gripping songs ever composed one of which was ‘Aye Puttar Hattan Te Nahi Wikde’.In 1957, Noor Jahan was awarded the President Award for her acting and singing capabilities.Jahan’s daughter Zille Huma also passed away in 2014 but her grandson Ahmed Ali Butt is still showcasing his acting and singing skills.He starred in television drama Jutt and Bond, Inspector Khoji, and also did a role in film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and recently released Punjab Nahi Jaungi.
She is a multi-talented star. Born Allah Rakhi Wasai to a family with music traditions, Noor Jahan received musical training at an early age but her interest was more towards acting in films. Noor Jahan is not only a Singer but also a brilliant actress. She works in many films and gives many hit songs as well.A highly versatile personality, she could sing in several languages including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and Sindhi, and had recorded over 10,000 songs in her career.She was exposed to the world of show business at a young age.She received early training in classical singing under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan. He later introduced her to the stage and before long she had blossomed into a talented and confident stage performer.She developed an interest in acting along with singing and made her initial film appearances as a child actor.
With time she grew up into a beautiful young woman with a golden voice and played her first role as an adult in the Hindi film ‘Khandaan’ which became a huge hit. She moved to Pakistan following the partition of India in 1947 and struggled for a few years to establish herself. With her determination and hard work, she went on to achieve great success in Pakistani cinema and music as well. She was given the title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the Queen of Melody) in Pakistan.She remained busy with her family over the next few years during which her marriage unraveled and ended in divorce. However, her career flourished during the 1950s and she acted in and sang for many hit films, the most notable one being ‘Intezar’ (1956) in which she portrayed a blind singer. It went on to become one of her biggest hits.
Noor Jahan holds the record for having given voice to the largest number of film songs in the history of Pakistan cinema. She pursued her acting career after moving to Pakistan with her husband and acted in a number of hit films as well as directing films, earning her the title of the first female Pakistani film director.She is also considered to be the first female Pakistani film director.Three years after settling in Pakistan, Noor Jehan starred in her first film in Pakistan, Chanwey (1951), opposite Santosh Kumar, which was also her first Punjabi film as a heroine. Shaukat and Noor Jehan directed this film together making Noor Jehan Pakistan's first female director.
Noor Jehan's second film in Pakistan was Dopatta (1952) which turned out to be an even bigger success than Chanwey (1951). Her penultimate film as an actress/singer was Mirza Ghalib (1961). This contributed to the strengthening of her iconic stature. She gained another audience for herself. Her rendition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz's Mujshe pehli si mohabbat mere mehboob na maang is a unique example of tarranum, reciting poetry as a song.Noor Jehan bade farewell to act in 1963 after a career of 33 years (1930 to 1963). The pressure of being a mother of six children and the demanding wife of a hero (Ejaz Durrani) forced her to give up her career. Noor Jehan made 14 films in Pakistan, ten in Urdu, four in Punjabi. She had a great understanding and friendship with many great singers of Asia, for example with the late great Alam Lohar and many more singers also.
Malka Trannum Noor Nehan was suffering from complications due to diabetes, Heart Problem and blood pressure.Noor Jehan was being treated at a private hospital in Lahore Pakistan, where she passed away on Friday morning. She had spent her last days on a ventilator.Her funeral is scheduled to take place later today after the Friday prayers. Noor Jehan, daughter Zille Huma was born on February 21, 1944, in Lahore Pakistan to the subcontinent’s legendary singer Noor Jehan and filmmaker Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi.Zille Huma inherited her mother’s Noor Jehan voice and talent in singing. Zille Huma voice closely resembled her mother’s.Zille Huma is survived by four sons, Mohammad Ali Butt, Ahmed Ali Butt, Mustafa Ali Butt and Hamza Ali Butt.She was not only a celebrated playback singer but also a gifted ghazal singer.Zill-e-Huma was a beautiful woman and inherited melodious and sweet voice by her mother. She sang many famous songs (already sung by her mother in past).