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Monday, 25 February 2013
The greatest reference to Mukhtar Begum is that she was an ideal artist for Madam Noorjahan!
She encouraged Baby Noorjahan to continue her efforts in singing and acting world when she began her career as child star in Calcautta in 1935. She trained her younger sister The Queen of Ghazal Farida Khanum and top singer Naseem Begum. She was also guardian of famous film star Rani, who was daughter of one of her servant. She was married to the legendary Urdu drama writer Agha Hashar Kashmiri.
Mukhtar Begum was the first big name as actress and singer in Indo-Pak movies in the 1930s. She started as stage actress and dancer who was a professional classical singer as well. She appeared in 18 movies from 1932-40. She was also music director in filmPrem Ki Aag (1936).