WEB DESK: The 36th death anniversary of legendary Pakistani chocolaty hero‚ producer and scriptwriter Waheed Murad is being observed today (Saturday).
He was born in Sialkot on October 2‚ 1938, he was the only child of well-off film distributor
Nisar Murad. He got early his education from Karachi Grammar School‚ did graduation from S.M. Arts College Karachi and then got masters degree in English literature from University of Karachi. Waheed Murad is well-known for his charming expressions‚ attractive personality‚ tender voice and unusual talent of acting. His style of acting made him popular amongst the young cinema viewers of South Asia.
Waheed Murad started his film career by joining his father’s established Film Art in 1961 as a producer of the film ‘Insaan Badalta Hai’.
He appeared in a supporting role in 1962 in the film ‘Aulad’. ‘Heera aur Pathar’ was his first movie as a leading actor and considered to be his major breakthrough. He acted in a total of 124 films of which 38 were black and white and 86 were in color. He acted in 115 Urdu films‚ 8 Punjabi movies and one Pashto film. He received 32 prestigious film awards. He was awarded Nigar Award for the best actor in ‘Heera aur Pathar’ in 1964‚ ‘Armaan’ in1966‚ ‘Andaleeb’ in1969‚ ‘Mastana Mahi’ in 1971 and Legend Award for a lifetime in 2002.
Murad was bestowed Sitara-e-Imtiaz over his fantastic art of acting after his death.
He died on November 23‚1983, at the age of 45, in Karachi.