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Shamshad Begum (I) (1919–2013)


She made her debut on a radio station in Lahore in December 1937.Radio Lahore had begun broadcasting on December 16,1937. Shamshad Begum was one of the first playback singers there. See more trivia »

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Mughal-E-Azam Music Department
Naya Daur
Naya Daur Music Department
Awaara Music Department
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 1976 Main Papi Tum Bakhshanhaar (playback singer)
 1975 Teri Meri Ik Jindri (playback singer)
 1971 Johar Mehmood in Hong Kong (playback singer)
 1971 Parde Ke Peechey (playback singer)
 1971 Kahin Aar Kahin Paar (playback singer)
 1970 Gunahon Ka Raaste (playback singer)
 1970 Moojrim (playback singer)
 1970 Raaton Ka Raja (playback singer)
 1970 Heer Raanjha (playback singer - uncredited)
 1970 Heer Ranjha (playback singer)
 1969 Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1969 Nateeja (playback singer)
 1969 Kismat (playback singer)
 1969 Pardesan (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1969 The Thief of Baghdad (playback singer)
 1967 Upkar (playback singer)
 1967 Pind De Kuri (playback singer)
 1966 Daku Mangal Singh (playback singer)
 1965 Lootera (playback singer)
 1965 Rustom-E-Hind (playback singer)
 1965 Teen Sardar (playback singer)
 1965 Johar-Mehmood in Goa (playback singer)
 1964 Darasingh: Ironman (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1964 Ek Din Ka Badshah (playback singer)
 1963 Bluff Master (playback singer)
 1963 Sapni (playback singer)
 1961 Chhote Nawab (playback singer)
 1961 Guddi (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1961 Payaase Panchhi (playback singer)
 1961 Pyaar Ka Saagar (playback singer)
 1961 Shakuntala (playback singer)
 1961 Chaudhvin Ka Chand (playback singer)
 1961 Gharana (playback singer)
 1960 Bewaqoof (playback singer)
 1960 Do Lachhiyan (playback singer)
 1960 Jaali Note (playback singer - uncredited)
 1960 Love in Simla (playback singer)
 1960 Mughal-E-Azam (playback singer - as Shamshad Begam)
 1960 Lal Quila (playback singer)
 1959 Bhangra (playback singer)
 1959 Duniya Na Mane (playback singer)
 1959 Sawan (playback singer)
 1958 12 O'Clock (playback singer)
 1958 Chaubees Ghante (playback singer)
 1958 Dulhan (playback singer)
 1958 Howrah Bridge (playback singer)
 1958 Malik (playback singer)
 1958 Milan (playback singer)
 1958 Night Club (playback singer)
 1957 Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke (playback singer)
 1957 Mirza Sahiban (playback singer)
 1957 Miss India (playback singer)
 1957 Musafir (playback singer)
 1957 Naya Daur (playback singer)
 1957 Qaidi (playback singer)
 1957 Mother India (playback singer - uncredited)
 1957 Changez Khan (playback singer)
 1956 C.I.D. (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1956 Era Bator Sur (playback singer)
 1956 Naya Andaz (playback singer)
 1955 Bara-Dari (playback singer)
 1955 Mr. & Mrs. '55 (playback singer - uncredited)
 1955 Pehli Jhalak (playback singer)
 1955 Pioli Phukan (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1955 Hatimtai Ki Beti (playback singer)
 1954 Aar-Paar (playback singer)
 1954 Alibaba and 40 Thieves (playback singer - uncredited)
 1954 Biraj Bahu (playback singer)
 1954 Chakradhari (playback singer)
 1954 Chandni Chowk (playback singer)
 1954 Ilzam (playback singer)
 1954 Mangu (playback singer)
 1954 Mirza Ghalib (playback singer)
 1954 Miss Mala (playback singer)
 1953 Dil-E-Nadan (playback singer)
 1953 Jeewan Jyoti (playback singer)
 1953 Koday Shah (playback singer)
 1953 Naulakha Haar (playback singer)
 1953 Rail Ka Dibba (playback singer)
 1952 Aladdin Aur Jadui Chirag (playback singer)
 1952 Amber (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1952 Anjaam (playback singer)
 1952 Ashiana (playback singer)
 1952 Baiju Bawra (playback singer)
 1952 Betaab (playback singer)
 1952 Bewafa (playback singer)
 1952 Kafila (playback singer)
 1952 Aan (playback singer)
 1951 Adaa (playback singer)
 1951 Afsana (playback singer)
 1951 Awaara (playback singer - as Shamshad)
 1951 Baazi (playback singer)
 1951 Bahar (playback singer)
 1951 Bedardi (playback singer)
 1951 Deedar (playback singer - uncredited)
 1951 Hamari Shaan (playback singer)
 1951 Hulchul (playback singer)
 1951 Hum Log (playback singer)
 1951 Jadoo (playback singer)
 1951 Kashmir (playback singer)
 1951 Maya Machhindra (playback singer)
 1951 Nagina (playback singer)
 1951 Naujawan (playback singer)
 1951 Pyar Ki Baten (playback singer)
 1951 Saiyan (playback singer)
 1951 Sanam (playback singer)
 1951 Dholak (playback singer)
 1951 Rajput (playback singer)
 1950 Aahuti (playback singer)
 1950 Babul (playback singer - uncredited)
 1950 Bawre Nain (playback singer)
 1950 Dilruba (playback singer)
 1950 Jogan (playback singer - uncredited)
 1950 Nirala (playback singer - uncredited)
 1950 Nishana (playback singer)
 1950 Pardes (playback singer)
 1950 Posti (playback singer)
 1949 Chandni Raat (playback singer)
 1949 Dulari (playback singer)
 1949 Paras (playback singer)
 1949 Patanga (playback singer)
 1949 Shabnam (playback singer)
 1949 Sipahiya (playback singer)
 1949 Sunehre Din (playback singer)
 1949 Singaar (playback singer)
 1949 Andaz (playback singer - uncredited)
 1948 Anokhi Ada (playback singer - uncredited)
 1948 Ghar Ki Izzat (playback singer)
 1948 Mela (playback singer - uncredited)
 1948 Siraj (playback singer - as Sham Shad)
 1948 Aag (playback singer)
 1947 Dard (playback singer)
 1947 Jugnu (playback singer)
 1947 Shehnai (playback singer)
 1946 Anmol Ghadi (playback singer)
 1946 Shahjehan (playback singer)
 1942 Khandan (playback singer)
 1941 Khazanchi (playback singer)
 1939 Indramalati (playback singer)
 1935 Joymati (playback singer - as Shamshad)
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Other Works:

Recorded the song 'Le Chal Wahaan Piya' for the film Sangdil (1952) which was deleted from the film. See more »

Alternate Names:

Shamshad Begam | Sham Shad | Shamshad

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She was one of the first "playback singers". Her voice was pre-recorded for use in films in which actresses would lip-sync to her songs. See more »

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