LAHORE (APS)November 23, 2016 – The 33rd death anniversary of Pakistani film star and icon, Waheed Murad is being observed today (Wednesday).
An actor, producer and script writer, Waheed Murad was famous for his charming expressions, attractive personality, tender voice and unusual talent for acting.
He is considered as one of the most famous and influential actors of South Asia and is often referred to as “Chocolate Hero”.
Born in Karachi, Sindh, he started his film career as cameo in 1959 in the film Saathi when he was 21 years old.
His naughty facial gestures, bold romanticism and alluring performance style during picturization of songs made him immensely popular.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, he produced films like Insaan badalta hai (1961) (his first film as producer), Armaan (1966), Ehsaan (1967), Naseeb apna apna (1970) and Mastana mahi (Punjabi film of 1971). However, after Mastana Mahi he produced no film except Hero which was produced in the 1980s and was released after his death.
He won many awards for recognition of his services to the film industry while in November 2010, after a long period of 27 years after his death, the Pakistani government awarded him with Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third highest honor and civilian award by the State of Pakistan, given in the fields of literature, arts, sports, medicine, or science.