Bahar Begum

Born Kishwar Begum, Bahar Begum (born c. 1942) is an actress best known for many Pakistani movies since 1956. She was first introduced to the Pakistani film industry by the renowned film director Anwar Kamal Pasha in film Chann Mahi (1956).[1] Anwar Kamal Pasha is the one that gave her the professional film world name Bahar Begum. She later acted both in Punjabi and Urdu language Pakistani films and had a very active career from 1956 through the 1980s. She has more than 600 films to her credit.[1]

Bahar Begum
Kishwar Begum

1942 (age 7677)
OccupationFilm actress
Years active1956-present
AwardsNigar Awards- Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002

Early life and education

Bahar Begum studied at the Convent of Jesus and Mary Lahore, Pakistan.[1] Having grown up in Lahore, Pakistan, her career has centered on the Punjabi film industry, initially playing heroines and then "emotionally strong mothers", usually ending-up playing 'mother' to popular lead actor of Punjabi films Sultan Rahi in his films during the 1980s.[2] She has performed well in films playing a loud rural woman, especially the role of a Chaudhrani in Punjabi movies. Bahar Begum can speak Punjabi, Urdu and English fluently.[1]

"Malika-E-Jazbat" Bahar Begum filmography

Kartar Singh 1959 Punjabi
Mangti 1959 Punjabi
Chann Mahi[1] 1956 Punjabi
Do Raste 1961 Punjabi
Sadqay Teri Mout Tun 1977 Punjabi
Wehshi Gujjar 1979 Punjabi
Sher Khan[1] 1981 Punjabi
Chan Suraj 1981 Punjabi
Charda Suraj 1982 Punjabi
Jatt Te Dogar 1983 Punjabi
Des Pardes 1983 Punjabi
Moti Dogar 1983 Punjabi
Rustam Tey Khan 1983 Punjabi
Sher Mama 1983 Punjabi
Sholay 1984 Punjabi
Pukar 1984 Punjabi
Khuddar 1985 Punjabi
Ghulami 1985 Punjabi
Qaidi 1986 Punjabi
Malanga 1986 Punjabi
Gernail Singh 1987 Punjabi
Silsila 1987 Punjabi
Roti 1988 Punjabi
Sarmaya 1990 Punjabi
Sher Dil 1990 Punjabi
Kalay Chor[1] 1991 Punjabi/Urdu
Riaz Gujjar 1991 Punjabi
Daku Raj 1992 Punjabi
Pajero Group 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Sher Punjab Da 1994 Punjabi
Zameen Aasman 1994 Punjabi/Urdu
Choorian 1998 Punjabi
Soha Jora 2007 Punjabi
Khamosh Raho 2011 Urdu
Shareeka[1] 2012 Punjabi
Shor Sharaba[3] 2018 Urdu


  1. Khan, Sher (7 December 2012). "Bahar Begum -- Lollywood's favourite mommy". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. actress Bahar Begum Interview on YouTube Published 18 May 2008, Retrieved 3 July 2019
  3. Adnan Lodhi (17 August 2016). "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 3 July 2019.
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