|Years active 1956–2007|
Name M Ashraf
|Role Film Composer|
|Born 1 February 1938 (1938-02-01) |
Occupation(s) Composer & music director for films
Died February 4, 2007, Lahore, Pakistan
Albums Dekha Jaye Ga (From Original Sound Track), Uf Yeh Beevian (Original Soundtrack)
Similar Naheed Akhtar , Khawaja Pervez , Inayat Hussain Bhatti
M ashraf man ki jeet dance music 1972
Manzoor Ashraf (February 1, 1938 - February 4, 2007) was a Pakistani film composer. He was one of the most famous music directors of Pakistan film industry. He had composed the highest number of film songs compared to any other music director in Pakistan. He composed approximately 2,800 songs in more than 400 films in his 45-year film career from 1956-2007.
- M ashraf man ki jeet dance music 1972
- Live Music Composition Arrangements Legendary MAshraf Music Director Live Recording
- Early life and career
- Playback Singers introduced by him
- Other songs
Live Music Composition & Arrangements . Legendary M.Ashraf Music Director Live Recording
Early life and career
Ashraf got music lessons from his 'Nana' ( maternal grandfather who also happened to be a 'Mamu' (uncle) of music director Master Inayat Hussain). He assisted his uncle (Mamu in Urdu language) music director Akhtar Hussain Akhian for five years. He started his film career with a teammate Manzoor with (1959 film Savera hit song "Tu jo nahin hay tau kuchh bhi nahin hay") sung by playback singer S. B. John. Film Saperan (1961) was another hit film and the song Chand Sa Mukhra Gora Badan was another super- hit film song which gained singer Ahmed Rushdi his first Nigar Award. Thus 2 music-directors-team was created that went by the name Manzoor Ashraf. Both musicians worked with each other from 1956 to 1967 and then M Ashraf decided to go solo in 1967 with film Sajda (1967). M Ashraf won the Nigar Award for the 'Best Music' in 4 different films- film Gharana (1973), film Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat (1975), film Shabana (1976) and film Qurbani (1981).
Manzoor Ashraf duo or team composed music together in 26 films in the 1960s. After separation from music director Manzoor, his first film as M Ashraf alone was Sajda in 1967. In the 1970s, he reached the peak of his film career and composed music for many big hit films. He continued his successful march in the 1980s despite the downfall of Urdu films and a dominance of Punjabi films.
Playback Singers introduced by him
Famous folk singer Shaukat Ali was introduced in film director Haidar Chodhary's inaugural super- hit musical film Tees Mar Khan in 1963. Naheed Akhtar was introduced by him in film Nanha Farisha in 1974 with the song: "Janey kyun dil tarapta rehta hay, Aao jee addi tappa gaen". Nayyara Noor actually had her first appearance in Punjabi film Ziddi (1973 film) but her first super- hit song was composed by M Ashraf. Rajab Ali appeared in his film Yaden in 1971 with a super hit duet song with Noor Jehan. Asad Amanat Ali Khan was introduced by M Ashraf in film Saheli (1978). M Ashraf set new records in Pakistan (recorded hundreds of film songs) working with 4 major film playback singers of his time, namely with Noor Jehan, Mehdi Hassan, Masood Rana and Ahmed Rushdi.
M Ashraf died of a cardiac arrest on February 4, 2007 in Karachi, Pakistan at the age of 69.