Nigar Awards

Annual award show to recognize outstanding achievement in Pakistani cinema.

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Cinema of Pakistan

The cinema of Pakistan, or Pakistani cinema, refers to the filmmaking industry in Pakistan.

Ahmed Rushdi, an award-winning playback singer
Waheed Murad, a method actor
Gundasa Culture in Lollywood

Syed Faqir Ahmad Shah produced his first film with a heavy budget in 1955 " Saqlain Rizvi and Murtaza Jillani were directors, Syed Faqir Ahmad produced his second film " Jagga "in 1958 directed by his son Saqlain Rizvi, the film remained mediocre in the cinema. As cinema viewership increased, Sassi released on 3 June 1954 by Eveready Pictures reached golden jubilee status staying on screens for 50-weeks. Legendary playback singer Ahmed Rushdi started his career in April 1955 after singing his first song in Pakistan "Bander Road Se Kemari".Umar Marvi released on 12 March 1956 became the first Pakistani film made in the Sindhi language. To celebrate the success of these endeavours, film journalist Ilyas Rashidi launched an annual awarding event on 17 July 1958. Named Nigar Awards, the event is since then considered Pakistan's premier awarding event celebrating outstanding performance in various categories of filmmaking.

Nigar (magazine)

Pakistan-based entertainment magazine published weekly from its head office in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

Banqueters playing Kottabos and girl playing the aulos. Greece (c. 420 BCE) Banqueting and music have continued to be two important entertainments since ancient times.

In 1957, the Nigar Awards were founded, as an extension of Nigar (magazine).

Ilyas Rashidi

Ilyas Rashidi was a Pakistani publisher and editor who founded Nigar (magazine), dedicated exclusively to films and film personalities, in 1948 and the historic and prestigious Nigar Awards on 17 July 1957.

Nigar Award for Best Actor

Award constituted for the cinema of Pakistan to recognise contribution of a lead actor in Lollywood.

The 2017/last recipient: Fahad Mustafa

Established in 1958 by Ilyas Rashidi, it is presented annually by Nigar magazine as part of its annual ceremony of Nigar Awards.

Mehdi Hassan

Pakistani ghazal singer and playback singer for Lollywood.

1964–Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer for Farangi

Mujhe Chand Chahiye

2000 Pakistani Urdu language romantic film which was released in March 2000.

Sajid Ali and his brother Raunaq Ali arranged music for the film and won Nigar Awards for it.

Alamgir (singer)

Bengali Pakistani singer-songwriter, guitarist, and one of the pioneers of pop music in Pakistan.

Nigar Award- Special Nigar Award for Aaina for Best Playback Singer

Syed Noor

Pakistani film director based in Lahore.

Nigar Award for Best Film Director in 1995, 1996 and 1997

Zara Sheikh

Pakistani model and actress.

She won the Nigar Award for Best Actress for her performance in film Tere Pyar Mein and Lux Style Award for Best Actress for her performance in ‘’Laaj’’.

Khoey Ho Tum Kahan

2001 Pakistani Urdu film directed by Ajab Gul.

It earned 5 Nigar Awards, and performed well at the box office.