Tamanna (actress)

Tamanna Begum (1944 20 February 2012) was a Pakistani film and television actress.[1]

Tamanna Begum

Died20 February 2012(2012-02-20) (aged 67–68)
Karachi, Pakistan
Years active1960–2012
AwardsNigar Award in 1977

Early life and career

Actress Tamanna was born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.[1] Tamanna started her media career from Radio Pakistan, Lahore in 1960 as a presenter and later performed in theater plays before joining films.[2] She ventured into films in 1962 with the film Daaman (film) and continued working in the Pakistani film industry until the late 1980s. She had performed in over 260 films and in hundreds of TV drama serials. She often appeared in negative roles but also performed some entertaining and comedy roles also.[1]


Tamanna did a total of 263 films.[1]

Some of her popular films are:

After over a decade of a career in films, she joined television and appeared in many character roles in Pakistani TV drama serials.[2]

Awards and recognition

  • Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1977 for film Bharosa (1977).


Tamanna Begum died after a protracted illness in Karachi on 20 February 2012 at the age of 68.[1] She had suffered a heart attack some time ago and was under treatment in a private hospital. The heart attack had led to kidneys' failure and she used to have dialysis treatment twice a week. She could not fully recover, though, and finally died.[4]

Among the survivors are a daughter, son-in-law and many grandchildren.[5]


  1. Peerzada Salman (20 February 2012). "Film actress Tamanna passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. "Veteran Pakistani Actress Tamanna Begum Passed Away". Pakium.com. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. "BBC Urdu - فن فنکار - اداکارہ تمنا بیگم انتقال کرگئیں". BBC News. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. Actress Tamanna dies at 64 Samaa TV website, Published 20 Feb 2012, Retrieved 15 March 2019
  5. Film, TV actress Tamanna Begum dies The News International (newspaper), Published 21 February 2012, Retrieved 15 March 2019
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