| Sabira Begum|
Inayat Ali Nath
| 1927Patiala, Punjab, British India|
First heroine of Pakistani film industry
March 25, 1998, Lahore, Pakistan
Sabira Begum better known as Asha Posley (Urdu: آشا پوسلے) (1927 – 25 March 1998) was the first heroine of Pakistani films. Asha Posley was born Sabira Begum in Patiala, Punjab, British India in 1927.
Posley was the daughter of music composer Inayat Ali Nath and the sister of renowned film playback singer Kausar Perveen and another sister Rani Kiran. She made her debut as a supporting actress in Lahore made Punjabi film Gawandi (1942), then the lead role in Hindi film Champa (1945), filmed in British India.She was given her professional name Asha Posley by the renowned music director Ghulam Haider. After the Partition of India in 1947, she migrated with her family to the newly created Pakistan.
She was the heroine of the first ever released film in Pakistan in Urdu Teri Yaad (1948). She played the female lead opposite Nasir Khan, famous Indian actor Dilip Kumar's brother, who played the male lead in the film. After playing the female lead role in just a few films, she was cast mainly in supporting roles especially opposite comedian actors Nazar and Asif Jah in most of her films. She acted in 129 films during her film career spanning over 3 decades. She received a Special Award from Nigar Awards for 30 years of excellence in acting, in 1982.
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