Deeba (Urdu: دِیبا), is a Pakistani film actress. She was one of the leading film actresses during the 1960s and 1970s, well known for her romantic and tragic roles in Urdu and Punjabi films.[1] She started her career as an actress in Charagh Jalta Raha. Her performances in several films, such as Milan (1964), Aina (1966), Payal ki jhankar (1966), Sangdil (1968), Dard (1969), Sajna door diya (1970), Neend hamarey khuwab tumharey (1971), Ansoo (1971), Perdes (1972), and Seeta Maryam Margaret (1978) have won critical acclaim. She played many supporting characters, including on-screen mother in several films throughout most of the 1980s and 1990s.[2]


(1947-08-01) 1 August 1947
OccupationFilm actress
TV Actress
Years active1959–present
Spouse(s)Naeem Rizvi
AwardsNigar Awards:
Special Award, Sajna door diya, (Punjabi film)

She received a Nigar Best Actress award for the Punjabi film Sajna door diya in 1970. Her smiling face and innocent look have given rise to the description "Pakistani Mona Lisa"[1][3]

Deeba married camera man Naeem Rizvi in 1971 and left silver-screen for 10 years. However, financial hardships made her join film industry again in 1987 as character actress.

She acted in several television plays in early 2000s.

Personal life

She was born on 1 August 1947 in Ranchi district of Bihar in India and presently lives in Lahore. Her real name is Raheela. She was married to cameraman Syed Naeem Rizvi and has two sons Syed Salman Rizvi, TV Actor Syed Imran Rizvi, and a daughter TV Actresses Madiha Rizvi married to TV Actor Hassan Noman.

List of television projects

Selected filmography

Sadkey Teri Maut Ton 1977
Roti 1988
Sarmaya 1990
Watan Kay Rakhwalay 1991
International Luteray 1994
Pal Do Pal 1999

See also


  1. Archived 5 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. "Happy Birthday Deeba - Samaa TV". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  3. Archived 15 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
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