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Babra Sharif : biography

10 December 1954 -

Babra Sharif ( Baabra. born 10 December 1954) is an actress in the Pakistani film industry during the 1980s and mid-1970s. She started her career in television commercials. She worked with many famous names of her time, including Shahid, Nadeem, Waheed Murad, Ghulam Mohyedin, Muhammad Ali and even Sultan Rahi. She had great success in Urdu films in Pakistan. She did a variety of roles which proved her versatility as an actress. Some critics have also considered her as the best actress of her time in Pakistan.

She worked in more than 100 movies.


Modelling and Television

Sharif began modelling at the age of 12, she made her presence felt in a 'Jet' washing powder commercial in 1973 and came to be known as 'Jet' powder girl. Fair-haired, attractive and intelligent, she soon became a household name. In the same year, she appeared in Mohsin Shirazi's television play, which was telecast from Karachi television station and also in PTV drama Kiran Kahani classical slapstick comedy by written by Haseena Moin and directed by Shirin Khan which had Roohi Bano, Manzoor Qureshi, Jamshed Ansari in cast. After a long while, she came-back to television in 1992 and gave matchless performance in Nadan Nadia, a Pakistan television comedy play by Anwar Maqsood.

Her appearance in the 'Lux' advertisement with the message, 'Aakhir loag hamara chehra he to deiktay hain', took her fame to the top.


In 1970's

In 1974 Shamim Ara signed Sharif for her film Bhool which was scheduled to be directed by S.Sulaiman. At the same time, S.Sulaiman also signed Sharif for his film Intezaar. Both of these films released in 1974 but incidentally, Intizaar was released before Bhool. Hence, Sharif debuted in the film ‘Intezaar’ in a supporting character. Her another release of 1974 Shama directed by Nazar Shabab and co-starring Waheed Murad, Deeba, Mohammad Ali and Nadeem was a golden jubilee.

Despite her hard work in films, Sharif had to look for more opportunities in movies, which did not came immediately. In 1975, she appeared as supporting actress, in director Masood Pervez's film Mera naa patay khan. Neelo and Shahid played the lead roles. Her efforts took on a new intensity and she proved her worth in the Pakistani cinema. She worked in director Iqbal Kashmiri's film Shareef Budmaash. Ali Sufyan Aafaqi's film Ajnabi, Nazar Shabab's film Naukar.

An undeterred Sharif, dressed to perform, played the lead role opposite Ghulam Mohyedin, in director Wazeer Ali's film Masoom. Her most memorable role came in the super hit 1975 film Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat, directed by Shabab Kiranvi and earned her Special Award from Nigar Awards. Her next five releases in 1976, Pervez Malik's film Talaash, Shabab Kiranvi's film Dewar, Ali Sufyan Aafaqi's film Aag aur Aansoo, Aslam Daar's film Zubeida and one of her most successful films Shabana, directed by Zafar Shabab. The film successfully completed golden jubilee, by winning performances turned in by Sharif, Waheed Murad and Shahid. Sharif also won Best Actress award from Nigar Awards.

Sharif continued her success with Zafar Shabab's Waqt in which she co-starred with Waheed Murad, Kavita and Shamim Ara. Next year in 1977 she played the title character in film Aashi.

In 1980's

In 1980, she appeared in Iqbal Akhtar's film Chotay Nawab. She again collaborated with Akhtar in 1981 film Dil nay phir yaad kya with Shahid and Waheed Murad. Her first release of 1982, sangdil, her performance was appreciated and she also won her second Best Actress award from Nigar Awards. From 1980 to 1990 Sharif worked in number of films. Some of them were successful, some were not but despite that her career remain successful in that decade. Some of her notable films of that decade are Deewanay Do, Chakkar, Khahish, Deikha jaaye ga, Jawani Deewani, Mausum hai Aashiqana, Aladin, Maa bani dulhan, Kaali, Insaan, Do Dil, Qudrat da intiqaam, Hero, Miss Colombo(1984) and Miss Bangkok(1986). For her performances in last two films, she won two Best Actress award by Nigar Awards respectively.

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