Pakistan: Legendary actress Sabiha Khanum passes away


Pakistan’s legendary Actress Sabiha Khanum died in the United States due to renal failure, according to media reports. She was 84.
She is remembered as the First Lady of Pakistan’s silver screen.

Khanum was born in Pakistan’s Gujrat city as Mukhtar Begum on October 16, 1935. She ruled the Pakistani cinema in 1950s and ’60s with superhit movies, including Kaneez, Mukhra, Anokha, Tehzeeb and many others. She gave award-winning performances in films during the 1980s and 1990s as well. There are some excellent television dramas to her credit also.

In most of her movies, Sabiha played the lead roles along with her husband, late Santosh Kumar (Syed Musa Raza).
The government of Pakistan conferred upon her the Pride of Performance award in 1986.


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