Waheed Murad; still alive in the hearts

November 23, 2014

Waheed Murad; still alive in the hearts

ISLAMABAD: Legendary Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer Waheed Murad was remembered on his 31th death anniversary on Sunday.

Waheed Murad was born on October 2, 1938 in Sialkot and he was the only child of well-off film distributor Nisar Murad.

He got early education from Karachi Grammar School, did graduation from S.M. Arts College Karachi and then masters in English literature from University of Karachi.

He is well-known for his charming expressions, attractive personality, tender voice and unusual talent for acting in films.

His style of acting made him popular amongst the young cinema viewers of South Asia.

Waheed Murad started his film career by joining his father's established `Film Art' in 1961 as producer of the film Insaan Badalta Hai.

He appeared in a supporting role in 1962's in the film Aulad. Heera aur Pathar was his first movie as a leading actor and considered to be his major breakthrough.
 
He acted in a total of 124 films of which 38 were black and white and 86 were in color.

He acted in films 115 Urdu, 8 Punjabi movies and one Pashto film. He received on 32 prestigious film awards. He was awarded Nigar award for best actor in Heera aur pathar in 1964, Armaan in1966, Andaleeb in1969, Mastana Mahi in1971and Legend Award for life time in 2002.

In November 2010, 27 years after his death, he was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for distinguished contributions in the fields of literature and arts.

He died on November 23, 1983 in Karachi. (APP)