The 34th death anniversary of legendary Pakistani film actor‚ producer and scriptwriter Waheed Murad is being observed today. Because of his charismatic personality and tender voice, Waheed Murad was not only famous in Pakistan but was recognised globally. He was known as “Chocolaty Hero”.
At the age of 21, Waheed Murad started his film career as a cameo in a 1959 film ‘Saathi’. Later in 1962, he appeared in a supporting role in the film ‘Aulad’. ‘Heera aur Pathar’ was his first movie as a leading actor and is considered to be his major hit.
Waheed Murad acted in 124 films and earned 32 prestigious awards. He died on November 23‚ 1983 in Karachi.