Published on 19 Aug 2011 | over 5 years ago
A Tribute To Legendary Singer Naheed Akhtar.
She hit it big in 1974 and successfully recorded this song:
'Dil dee wana dil' (The film 'Nanha Farishta', film director, Khursheed).
In the same year, 1974, Nahid became the cynosure of all eyes and lenses.
The following song was recorded in her strongly appealing voice:
'Kisi meherbaan nay Aa kay meri zindigi saja dee, meray dil ki dharkano mein nai Aarzu jaga dee.' (The film 'Shama', 1974, directed by Nazar Shabab)
The song 'Meherbaan' was a huge plus in her singing career.
Her stylistic mastery and trade marked television appearances continued through the 1970s.
Increasingly, though, her attention was turned to the cinema. Films became the topmost priority to Nahid, while television went down to the next level.
Interestingly enough, every aspect of her life had changed.
Her face, her dressing, her etiquettes had dramatically altered.
From the little known Nahid Akhtar, (with no make up) she elevated herself to the glittering world of movies.
Most importantly, she reveled in a glorious new lifestyle.
Further, her admirers were certain that Nahid's next logical step would be to work in the movies, in the lead roles.
In fact, she received quite a few offers from the film producers. However, she regretted all such offers and invested all her efforts towards singing.
Nahid believed that if she could envision it, she can be it. The secret of her highly successful life is that she never stopped envisioning.
Her voice in the film 'Teray, meray sapnay', is a breathtaking story of achievement:
'Mein ho gaye dildar ki '(The first film of actress Sangeeta as a producer)
The film 'Dekha jaaye gaa', is a shining instance of one artist making a big difference. In Nahid's case, through the power of her voice:
'Pyar kabhi karna na kum, mar jaa ye gee teri Aashi'. (Film director: Jan Mohammad Jaman, pictured on Barbara Sharif).
Nahid, widely acclaimed for her song in the film 'Mohabbat zindigi hay' (Director: Iqbal Akhtar), won the hearts of the Pakistani public: 'Tu tu tu Tara Tara'.
The characteristic vibrato in her voice had always mesmerized the moviegoers.