Naseem Bano was the ‘first female superstar’ of Indian cinema. Hardly anyone would recognize Naseem Bano in today’s era. But due to her beauty and acting, she was given titles like ‘Beauty Queen’ and ‘First Female Superstar’. Tribute on the death anniversary of Naseem Bano today.
In 1935, his first film ‘Khoon ka Khoon (Hamlet)’ (Ophelia in Hamlet ‘Khoon ka Khoon) was released. His co-star in this film was Sohrab Modi. In 1939, he got recognition for the film Pukar. Naseem played the role of Queen Noor Jahan in this film.
According to musician Naushad, he got the fairy-face because of the promotional advertisements of his films. Only a few people would know that Naseem Bano was the mother of actress Saira Banu and the mother-in-law of Dilip Kumar.
Naseem Banu was born in the city of Delhi, Naseem, whose previous name was Roshan Ara Begum. His father was Abdul Waheed Khan, the Nawab of Hasanpur. His mother, Shamshad Begum, who was a famous singer at the time, wanted Ella Naseem’s daughter to be a doctor from the beginning. Once when Naseem had gone to Mumbai to watch the film shoot with his mother, he developed a passion for working in movies.
Naseem was so beautiful that when she was seen on the film set, the movie offers started pouring in. Naseem Bano married her childhood friend Mian Ahsan-ul Haq. Who later started the Taj Mahal Pictures banner. Naseem and her husband produced many movies under this banner.
The film ‘Ajeeb Ladki’ was Naseem’s last film. This was the same period when Saira Banu was about to knock in films.