Babra Sharif (Urdu: بابرہ شریف, Baabra. born 1954} was the foremost figure in the Pakistani film industry during the 1980s and late 1970s. She started her career with some commercials. She worked with many famous names of her time, namely Shahid, Nadeem, Waheed Murad, Ghulam Mohyedin and even Muhammad Ali. She had great success in Urdu films in Pakistan. She did a variety of roles which proved her versatality as an actress. Some critics have also considered her as the best actress of her time in Pakistan.
She worked in more than 100 movies.
Her first film was Intezar in 1974. She moved on to a supporting role in Bhool, then to Haqeeqat, Shama, Shabab Kiranvi's Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat, which was a super hit. This led to a string of films culminating in Salakhain, which proved to be one of her best works. She also worked in Pakistan's first sc-fi movie Shaani. In 1978 she married to film star Shahid, but the couple soon divorced.
Babra received a Nigar Award for Shabana, a super hit, and another Nigar Award for Tina and has received this Award 8 times. Presently she is semi retired.
She temporarily resumed her career as a model and currently owns a jewellery shop in Karachi. She also worked in Nadan Nadia, a Pakistan television comedy play by Anwar Maqsood.
Recently, she appeared in Lux 50 years celebration commercial.[wikipedia]
Aap ka Khadim (1977)
Naheed Akhtar who sings for babra sharif in above videos was discovered by veteran musician M. Ashraf as a teenage sensation in the mid 70s. She became a threat to Madam Noor Jehan and for a while she dominated Urdu film music.
Naheed Akhtar was a successful replacement for Runa Laila who left Pakistan same year. Inaugural released film was "Nanha Farishta" in 1974 and in the same year she climb to the top with super hit songs in film "Shama", as:
Kisi meharban ne aa ke meri zindgi saja di..
...and that "Meharban" was journalist Asif Ali Pota who married her in the mid 80s and then she left the film scene.