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24 April 1980
|Relatives||Noor Jehan (Grandmother)|
Sonya Rizvi (born 24 April 1980), better known by her stage name Sonya Jehan is a Pakistani actress. Sonya was born to Jehan-Rizvi family. She is granddaughter of Noor Jehan and filmmaker Shaukat Hussain Rizvi.
Noor Jehan (Urdu: نُورجہاں ),, also known by her honorific title Malika-e-Tarannum, the queen of melody), was a Pakistani playback singer and actress who worked first in British India and then in Pakistan. Her career spanned more than six decades (1930s–1990s). She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of all time especially throughout South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum in Pakistan. She had a command of Hindustani classical music as well as other music genres.
Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi was a Pakistani actor, film producer and film director. He is widely considered as a pioneer of the Pakistani film industry.
Jehan made her film debut with the romantic historic film Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story in 2005 opposite Kabir Bedi. Jehan played the role of Mumtaz Mahal, who is betrayed by the film's central character. The film received mixed reviews from critics, and was moderately successful at the box office; however, Jehan's performance was praised by film critics. Jehan's second release, was Sudhir Mishra's romantic drama Khoya Khoya Chand with Shiney Ahuja. The film revolves around the lifestyle of celebrities with aplomb with the 1950s film industry as its backdrop. The film received positive reviews from critics, and Jehan earned critical acclaim for her performance. Jehan next appeared as religious American Muslim professor Haseena, in the social drama My Name Is Khan , her first collaboration with Karan Johar. The film set in America received positive feedback from critics and her performance was praised in particular. The film was the most expensive Bollywood film of 2010 and also the highest-value buy over for any Indian film, surpassing the previous record of INR900 million (US$14 million) and was declared as the highest-grossing Bollywood film of 2010. In addition to acting in films, she is also the owner of one of Karachi's French restaurants, Cafe Flo.
Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story is a 2005 Bollywood historical drama film directed by Akbar Khan. The movie starred Kabir Bedi, Sonya Jehan, Manisha Koirala, Arbaaz Khan, Vaquar Shaikh and Pooja Batra in the title roles. The movie was released on 18 November in India.
Kabir Bedi is an Indian film actor. His career has spanned three continents covering India, the United States and especially Italy among other European countries in three media: film, television and theatre. He is noted for his role as Emperor Shah Jahan in Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story and the villainous Sanjay Verma in the 80's blockbuster Khoon Bhari Maang. He is best known in Italy and Europe for playing the pirate Sandokan in the popular Italian TV mini series and for his role as the villainous Gobinda in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy. Kabir Bedi is well-known in Italy and is fluent in Italian. He is based in India and lives in Mumbai.
Mumtaz Mahal was Empress consort of the Mughal Empire from 19 January 1628 to 17 June 1631 as the chief consort of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Taj Mahal in Agra, often cited as one of the Wonders of the World, was commissioned to act as her final resting place.
Mira Nair's political thriller drama film The Reluctant Fundamentalist , was Jehan's first Hollywood production. The film was based on the 2007 novel of the same name by Mohsin Hamid. Jehan played role of professor Nadia, alongside Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson and Meesha Shafi. Her performance was critically praised. The film mixed reviews from critics, however, her performance was praised. Commercially, the film performed really well, with a grossing revenue of $2,028,731.
Mira Nair is an Indian-American filmmaker based in New York City. Her production company, Mirabai Films, specializes in films for international audiences on Indian society, whether in the economic, social or cultural spheres. Among her best known films are Mississippi Masala, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, The Namesake, the Golden Lion winning Monsoon Wedding, and Salaam Bombay!, which received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a 2012 political thriller drama film based on the 2007 novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, directed by Mira Nair, starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson in lead. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a post-9/11 story about the impact of the Al Qaeda attacks on one Pakistani man and his treatment by Americans in reaction to them.
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Jehan next starred in the musical drama Ho Mann Jahan . ₨21.26 crore (US$2.0 million), Ho Mann Jehan was the top-grossing productions of the year, and ranks among one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all the time.Directed by Asim Raza, she was cast alongside Sheheryar Munawar, Mahira Khan and Adeel Hussain. Her portrayal was a Sabina, an outspoken independent women. Upon release, the film as well as her performance received praise. The film was a commercial success as well, with a worldwide earning of
Asim Raza is a Pakistani, film and television commercial director and producer. Asim began his career as an architect and worked with a renowned architectural firm Arshad Shahid Abdullah (PVT) LTD before venturing into film Production and Direction. Marking his debut in the field of film making in mid 90s, he has extensively worked in all visual mediums from TV commercials to music videos, long plays and feature films. He has worked with renowned multinational as well as local brands. In 2004, Asim won the Lux Style Award for Best Music Video Director for "Mahi Ve". In 2013, Asim directed a television film, Behadd which earned him critical acclaim and film went onto win the Hum Award for Best Television Film. Asim marked his Feature film debut with a coming-of-age drama Ho Mann Jahaan, Asim Raza owns a production company called The Vision Factory.
Sheheryar Munawar is a Pakistani actor and film producer. He is notable for his role in Hum TV serial Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley, for which he won Hum Award for Best New Sensation Television. He followed it with roles in male-centric serials such as Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay, Kahi Un Kahi, Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Aasmanon Pay Likha.
Mahira Hafeez Khan is a Pakistani actress. She appears in Pakistani films and Pakistani dramas. She has won Lux Style Awards and Hum Awards.
Rizvi is married to Vivek Narain, an Indian banker and lives in Mumbai, India.
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|2005||Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story||Mumtaz Mahal|
|2007||Khoya Khoya Chand||Ratanbala|
|2010||My Name is Khan||Hasina Khan|
|2013||The Reluctant Fundamentalist||Nadia|
|2016||Ho Mann Jahaan||Sabina|
|TBA||Kaptaan: The Making of a Legend||Uzma Khanum|
The Shahnoor Studios is the studio founded by Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi and his first wife, Noor Jehan. The studio is one of the oldest studios in Lahore, Pakistan.
Rizvi or Rizavi or رضوی is the Urdu form of the Arabic surname Radawi/Radhawi and the Persian surname Razavi. These are the descendants of 8th Imam Ali al-Ridha.
Sabahat Qamar Zaman credited as Saba Qamar is a Pakistani actress and television personality. One of Pakistan's most popular and highest paid actresses, Qamar is the recipient of several accolades, including the Lux Style Award, Hum Award, and a Filmfare Award nomination. She was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2012 and Pride of Performance in 2016. She made her acting debut with a role in the television series Mein Aurat Hoon (2005). Currently, Qamar is playing the main lead as Mannat in ARY Digital's courtroom drama Cheekh (2019).
Mikaal Zulfiqar is a Pakistani actor and former model. He has appeared in a number of Pakistani television series. He has also acted in a few Indian films and is currently active in Pakistani films. He is one of the highest paid Pakistani actors. In 2015, he won the Best Actor (Popular) Award at Hum TV Awards due to his performance in television series Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai.
Sanam Saeed is a Pakistani actress, singer and former model who predominantly works in Urdu cinema and television. She is best known for portraying the role of Kashaf Murtaza in Mominda Duraid's Zindagi Gulzar Hai for which she receives numerous accolades including Lux Style Awards for Best Television Actress.
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Sikander "Xander" Rizvi is a Pakistani film actor and chef. Born in Karachi to the Jehan-Rizvi family; where his grandparents Noor Jehan and Shaukat Hussain Rizvi and other relatives Sonya Jehan, Zille Huma and Ahmed Ali Butt are all film personalities, he made his acting debut with a leading role in the romantic comedy Dekh Magar Pyar Se along with Humaima Malick–which earned him praise. He also owns a cafe in Karachi.
Manto is a 2015 Pakistani biographical drama film based on the life of Pakistani short-story writer Sadat Hassan Manto, starring Sarmad Khoosat in the title role. It was directed by Khoosat himself, produced by Babar Javed, and written by Shahid Nadeem, whose screenplay was adapted from Manto's short stories, particularly "Thanda Gosht", "Madari", "License", "Hatak" and "Peshawar Se Lahore". It also depicts his relationship with singer-actress Noor Jehan. The film was released on 11 September 2015, sixty years after Manto's death.
Actor in Law is a 2016 Pakistani socio-comedy film directed by Nabeel Qureshi, co-written and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza along with Mehdi Ali. The film was released on Eid-ul-Adha 2016. by Urdu 1 Pictures. The film stars Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat in lead roles. It also stars veteran Indian actor Om Puri in his first Pakistani film, who died on 6 January 2017 suffering Cardiac arrest. On 19 April 2017, it received the Best Film award at the 16th Lux Style Awards.
Momina Duraid is a Pakistani director and producer. She is a senior producer and creative head of television network Hum TV and CEO of her own production company Momina Duraid Productions. She has produced and created several series including Dastaan (2010), Qaid-e-Tanhai (2010–11), Humsafar (2011–12), Shehr-e-Zaat (2012), Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012–13), Diyar-e-Dil (2015), Sadqay Tumhare (2015), Mann Mayal (2016), Udaari (2016), Bin Roye (2016), Yaqeen Ka Safar (2017) and Suno Chanda (2018).
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