Category Archives: Entertainment in Old Karachi

The LightHouse Cinema Karachi.

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Following the arrival of the British, growth in Karachi was regulated as new developments arose. Old parts of the town were Kharadar and Mithadar. Wadhumal quarter, named after a sahukar, was one of the new developments … Continue reading

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Actress Patience Cooper

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Another actress coming to Karachi was Patience Cooper Born in 1905, Patience Cooper was an Anglo Indian from Calcutta. She was a superstar of early Bollywood with a successful career in both silent and sound films. … Continue reading

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Sultana Razaaq-The Charming Actress

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Here is another actress from the silent movies era who chose Karachi as her abode following partition. Sultana Razaaq: a beautiful charming actress who migrated to Karachi after Partition. Ibrahim Muhammed Yakut Khan was the Nawab … Continue reading

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Mohsin Shirazi

By Raju Jamil  Raju Jamil 4 hrs Rest In Peace At Heaven Abode Dear Mohsin… IMPORTANT;;;;;;;; Please note that this article was written in Oct 2014 a month before the spiceless and dry Golden Jubilee of PTV) @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ “Sach Khedoun … Continue reading

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Kuth Putli Ka Tamasha

By Anjum Khan KUTH PUTLI KA TAMASHA the age old form of entertainment which involved human look alike cloth made figurines attached to strings and controlled and manipulated by skillfull hands, called the “puppeteers “ has almost lost its existence … Continue reading

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Farida Khanum

By Anjum Khan  Born and brought up in a classical music atmosphere in Kalkotta British India in 1929 “FARIDA KHANUM “was seriously trained from childhood to learn classical music. Her sister “ MUKHTAR BEGUM” herself made a big name in … Continue reading

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Nightingale of Pakistan

By  Anjum Khan  In my opinion she is the true Nightingale of Pakistan.. there is something so soothing so calm and yet so melodious about her style of singing that it makes the listener close his eyes and just enjoy … Continue reading

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Hasina Moin

By  Anjum Khan If you were a youngster in the 70s in Pakistan than you definitely grew up watching Hasina Moins Tv plays.. My earliest recall list includes her ever so famous ..Shehzori , uncle Urfi and Zer Zabar Paish … Continue reading

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Alamgir of Karachi

By  Anjum Khan Right from his “Daikha Na Tha” song on television with the Turkish singer Nazi In 1975 The then 20 year old managed to win the hearts of the young of that era on the spot. But as … Continue reading

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Marina Khan

By  Anjum Khan  From looks to talent and brains,to smartness, poise and versatility she had all this and more from day one which helped her have a great head start for her carrier on TV, The first time viewers saw … Continue reading

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