Popular Singer Runa Laila

Runa Laila

Runa Laila is a Bangladesh born talented singer. Before Partition of Pakistan in 1971 her songs were mostly used by the Urdu film industry of Pakistan though she sang in Bengali too. She was one of the greatest in her times and everyone still remembers the work she did for Pakistan. Runa also was an excellent Ghazal singer who poured her heart out while singing and had a tremendous effect on her listeners.

Runa had the honor to work with many famous names in Pakistan and became the voice for several very famous actresses within blockbuster movies. Her first famous song was with the legend himself Ahmed Rushdi. That is when Runa first came into the limelight. Along with Pakistan Runa also worked for songs in her own country, Bangladesh along with several songs in India. This made her an international artist and also the pride of Pakistan. She belonged to an upper middel class family in Bangladesh, as per the customs an ustaad used to visit their house to teach her elder sister singing. Runa used to pick up the musical notes that were taught to her sister when she was a very little girl. She first was enrolled into a classical dance school where she learned Kathak as was her passion.

Runa’s breakthrough in music industry was nothing more than a sheer accident. Her elder sister got a big break but the day the show was to be held, she got a sore throat and that was when Runa was forced to fill in for her sister. She was appreciated by everyone who saw the show and got big offers and turned her career around for good.

Popular Singer, Sitcom Director and Actor Jawad Bashir

Jawad Bashir

Jawad Bashir is one of the most talented modern era artists from Pakistan. He is involved not only with acting but has also tried and well succeeded with his skills in singing and direction. Like many other popular artists he has also spent his educational life at National College of Arts, Lahore.

His Early Works “VJ”

Jawad Bashir has used his Alma matter as a place for his new production known as “VJ”. He has carried out this endeavor with his friends. Most notable among that group of friends is Ahsan Khan who is not only a musician but is also working with special effects and direction. This show was liked by the majority and this is where he gained all his popularity from.

Jawad Bashir a Musician

He later moved on to making sitcoms. He gained much popularity as a sitcom director through his work. National College of Arts – his former educational institute, was put to use for each of his sitcoms. Other than the sitcom direction he also kept himself busy with a music band known as “Dr. Aur Billa” and has made many humorous songs in collaboration with that band.

His Popular Directions

Jawad Bashir has also been appreciated as a trendy video director. Not only has he made wonderful videos but he has also made a million viewers laugh with their production. His work involves use of quality humor. His videos can come across as funny without being lame. “Teen Bata Teen”, “Shashlik”, “Wrong Number” and “Motor Challah Pum Pum” are a few sitcoms, directed by Jawad Bashir, that were great hits.

Popular Singer from Pakistan-Humaira Arshad

Humaira Arshad

Humera Arshad is one of the many prized possessions of Pakistan in music industry. Since a very tender age, she liked to accompany her mother to different majalis and milaads (functions of respect and devotion in Islam). There she not only listened to what others offered but also participated in them as well. That’s when she was initially appreciated on her vocal abilities and also thought of pursuing music as her career. She had a sweet voice and with pure dedication she prayed and sang rhythms in praise of Prophet SAW.

Humera is also one of the few pop artists who have actually received proper training of classical singing. She was polished by her masters and by the continuous attention of her parents. She learnt and practiced several raags before stepping into the industry. Humera also had the privilege at one point to study under the great legend Ustaad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. She has sung several folk songs along with ghazals and many pop songs too.

Humera Arshad has won several awards and achieved a lot during a short phase. She has released two albums in total till now, both of which were a huge hit not only within Pakistan but internationally as well. Her song, “Mein Nai Boldi” from the album “Gal Sun Dholna” is famous even to date because of its fun lyrics and a very catchy tune. Humera Arshad basically is a Punjabi singer although she has sung several covers in Urdu too. She has now been married to a renowned model that later turned his career towards acting, Ahmed Butt. Currently she is a little out of touch with the music industry but yet makes appearances on several shows and performs too. Her fans are eager to hear some new songs now.