Waheed Murad, the one who sets standard of Pakistani cinema, the one who inspired new actors, is known as the ‘chocolate hero’. Nation remembers the legend on his death anniversary today.
Born on October 2, 1938, in Sialkot, the artist is known for his phenomenal acting and his charming personality. Apart from that, he also served the Pakistani entertainment industry through production and scriptwriting.
He graduated from the S.M. Arts College Karachi and then earned a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Karachi.
He began his film career with the movie ‘Olad’ in 1962 in which he acted as a supporting actor.
He started working as a producer at his father’s established ‘Film Art’ in 1961. As a producer, his first film was Insaan badalta hai in 1961.
He produced famous films like ‘Diamond and Stone’ in 1964, where he played the main character for the first time and settled into the hearts of all fans in his most unique, mischievous, and romantic way.
Murad has appeared in 125 feature films. His film, Armaan, achieved great success. Some of his successful films include, ‘Arman’, ‘Daiwar Bhabhi’, ‘Darpan’, ‘Duraha’, ‘Jaha Tum Waha Hum, ‘Anjuman’, and ‘Olad’.
The songs that were filmed on him are still famous, including “Koko Korina”, “Akelay na Jana”, “Mje tum nazar sy gira tw rhy ho”, “Ae Abre Karam aj tw etne baras”.
Due to his incredible acting, he has achieved 32 film awards. He won many awards for recognition of his services to the film industry while in November 2010, 27 years after his death, he was awarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz for distinguished contributions in the fields of literature and arts.
Sadly, Waheed Murad left everyone in grief as he passed away on November 23 1983 in Karachi.