Web Desk (November 26, 2018): Fans are celebrating veteran actor Habib Ur Rehman’s 87th birth anniversary today.
Habib was born in an agriculturist Arain family of Patiala state Punjab, British India. He was highly educated and was considered quite stylish in the film industry of Pakistan.
Rehman’s family migrated to Pakistan at the time of partition in 1947. He married fellow film actress Naghma, but later separated and got divorced from her. Rehman is the father of two sons and four daughters from his first wife, and another daughter later from his second wife.He made his debut in film Lakhat-e-Jigar (1956), then some of his films flopped till Aadmi (1958).
He received an important role in the film Aadmi (1958), breaking through obscurity and first became well known as a film actor, and soon took other roles in Urdu hit films such as Ayyaz (1960), Zehr-e-Ishq (1958), Surayya (1961), Saperan (1961), Aulad (1962), Mehtab, Maa Ke Aansoo, Khandan, Aashiyana (1964), Fashion, Dil Ke Tukrey, Basheera (1972), Eid Mubarak (1965), Dil Aur Duniya, Haar Geya Insaan and Waqt.
He was not successful as a film producer. Pardes and Haar Gaya Insaan were average box office films. Some other films he had produced had flopped at the box office.He won Nigar Award for Best Actor- film Aadmi in 1958 and in 1961 for Surayya as well. He also won Nigar Award Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. In 2011 he was given Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan
He died in Lahore following a cerebral hemorrhage, on 25 February 2016 when he was 85. Mr. Khalid Tabassum, journalist & writer, wrote his film memories.