Deeba: Pakistani Mona Lisa


Deeba, who was born in 1942, is the sister-in-law of director Baqar Rizvi. She is well known for her tragic roles in Pakistani films. Additionally, her ever-smiling face and her innocent looks, made her the Pakistani Mona Lisa.

Her early work
Deeba made her presence felt as a chld star named Chutanki in the film 'Faisla.'
she made her movie debut in a 1962 film called 'Chiragh jalta raha' in a side role in Fazal Ahmed Karim Fazli's movie. Her role in 'Chiragh jalta raha', Deeba worked in the movie. Her film ‘Jabsay deikha hai tumhain' was a huge hit.

Her first film as a heroine
In the film 'Phir subha hogee' she played the lead female role.

Her most successful films
Casting Deeba in the films seemed a safe bet. Like other aspiring artists of her generation, she worked zealously to prove her worth. As an actress, she had come completely into her own.

Her sustained efforts paid dividends in the film 'Phir subha hogee', in which she played the lead female role.

With the passage of time, her acting did sound better. Deeba achieved lofty heights in her next three movies:

She was the heroine in Rehman's film 'Milan', the film 'Meray bacchay meri Aankhein' and the film 'Dil diwanay'.

Further, there are enough success stories of Deeba to fuel the fever. Six are mentioned below:

The films 'Aashiq', director Aslam Dar's film 'Wada', director Shabab Kiranvi's super hit film 'Aa'ena', director Nazrul Dada's film 'Haqeeqat', the film 'Sir Taj' and the film 'Bay Qusur'.
Jubilant fans greeted the release of these films:

'Koshish', 'Sajna door deyaan', 'Tum he ho mehboob meray', 'Dil day kay deikho', 'Zindigi aik safar hai', director Zafar Shabab's film 'Sung dil'.
The stories of those films ring true even today:

The film 'Aansoo', director S. A. Bukhari's film 'Do Aansoo', the film 'Hum Dono' (director: Al- Hamid, released in 1966, popular ghazal:

'Unki nazroan say mohabbat ka jo paigham mila', sung by Runa Laila, pictured on Deeba, starring: Deeba - Kamal) the films 'Zameer', and 'Sajda'.
She increasingly found opportunities to show her abilities, notably in the films 'Khamosh raho', 'Dil diwana' and the film 'Daagh'.

Better yet, was the film 'Insaan aur farishta'.

Director Dil Jeet Mirza had cast Deeba in the role of the mentally retarded girl in his film 'Riwaaj'. Watching her role in 'Riwaaj' is an experience of a lifetime. Her character came precariously close to reality.

Her role in the film 'Seeta, Maryam, Margaret', was remarkable.

Beautiful, vivid and gracious, Deeba, by all accounts, completely captured the heart of Waheed Murad in the film 'Ik Nagina'. He looked right at her and smiled. It was quite a smile!
The following six films were an achievement that is still a worthy yardstick:

'Anila', 'Behan bhai', 'Doosri shadi', 'Pak Daman', 'Dil kay tukray', 'Aao pyar karain'.
Deeba was able to rekindle the passion in the following films:

'Neend hamari khwab tumharay', 'Maujiza', 'Zameen', director Luqman's film 'Pakeeza', director Qadeer Ghauri's film 'Mehmaan', 'Doraha'.
She scored big at the cinema, when the following films arrived in the theatres. Mega hit film 'Anjuman', 'Afsana', 'Madar-e-Watan', 'Jahan walay', 'Hum matwalay naujawan', 'Ruswaye'.
Deeba's convincing performances in the following films gripped the hearts of fans:

'Husn ka chore', 'Zinda laash', 'Ulfat', 'Dost dushman', 'Shehnai', 'Parosi'.
The movies are still fresh in the minds of cine-goers. They have stories to tell: The films 'C.I.D.', 'Ishara', director Zafar Shabab's film 'Dard', 'Dooor ki Aawaz', 'Fasana-e-dil', 'Chaudween sadi'.
Deeba, whose life has been a long, exciting trip in the film world, came up with more interesting movies like the following:

'Phir chand niklay ga', 'Perdais', 'Kaun dilan diyan janay', 'Meri mohabbat teray hawalay', 'Aik raat', 'Bhola sajan', 'Nasha jawani da', 'Subha ka tara', 'Sajan rang rangeela'.
In the final phase of her acting career, she appeared in more movies. Seven of them are listed below:

'Umar Mukhtar', 'Karam Daata', 'Deewanay teray pyar kay', 'Barsaat ki raat', 'Nikah', 'Saheb jee' and the mega hit film 'Chooriyaan'.

Her award
She earned the Nigar Award for best actress in the film 'Sajna dooor deyan' in 1970.