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The Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
(Urdu: انعام نگار‬‎) are presented in an annual award show to recognize outstanding achievement in Pakistani cinema. The honor is awarded by the historic Nigar Magazine. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists. The first Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
ceremony was held in 1957, to honor the accomplishments of Pakistani cinema
Pakistani cinema
for the year 1956. In 2002, following the 46th Annual Nigar Awards, Nigar Magazine announced its discontinuation of the awards due to the collapse of the Pakistani cinema industry. After a 15-year hiatus, with the revival of Pakistani cinema, the 47th Nigar Awards were announced to be held on 16 March 2017 in Karachi.[1][2][3][4]

Contents

1 History 2 Award Design 3 Ceremony 4 Award Categories 5 See also 6 References

History[edit] The Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
were introduced in 1957 by Ilyas Rashidi, also known as Baba-e-Filmi Sahafat (translation: Pioneer of Film
Film
Journalism) in Pakistan. The award was an extension of the Nigar Magazine, which was also founded by Rashidi in 1948 and was Pakistan’s first weekly newspaper dedicated solely to Pakistani cinema. Ilyas Rashidi acquired experience in entertainment journalism through his association with Umer Azad (his older brother) and his daily newspaper Anjum, which had shifted its offices from Delhi
Delhi
to Karachi
Karachi
in 1947. Ilyas had been inspired by Filmfare
Filmfare
magazine and thus purchased a children's magazine Monthly Nigar from his friend Ibne Hassan Nigar, and re-branded it as a weekly film magazine from Karachi. The first award distribution ceremony was held on 17 July 1957 at Evernew Studios in Lahore. Award Design[edit] Ilyas Rashidi had initially chosen the design of a lady statuette and the Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
continued with this award from 1957 to 1977. During the Islamic dictatorial rule of President General Zia-ul-Haq and his regime, the statue design was changed into a textual design. In 2017, the 47th Nigar Awards will revert to the original award design. Ceremony[edit] Instead of the usual practice of envelope opening, the award committee prints the names of the winners on the back of the invitation cards that are sent to all invitees. This removes the charm of suspenseful moments for the attendees. Despite all this, the award committee has strict rules of only considering the candidacy of those films and television shows that are nominated for the awards and their copies are provided by the filmmakers or distributors to the Awards Committee of Nigar Awards. The Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
are also known for their impartial assessment and unbiased attitude as compared with other high-level awards in Pakistan for the public entertainment media. Another prominent factor of the awards is that, over time, various categories from both television and film industry that have been included to cover such subjects as Urdu, Punjabi and Pashto
Pashto
and Sindhi films. Award Categories[edit] Main article: List of Nigar awards The Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
are divided into Urdu, Pashto, Punjabi and Sindhi sections, which each section having several categories:

Best Film Best Director Best Script Best Screenplay Best Actor Best Actress Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress Best Music Best Lyrics Best Camera Best Female Singer Best Male Singer Best Editing Best Art Director Best Sound Best Comedian Special
Special
Awards Ilyas Rashidi Lifetime Achievement Gold Medal

See also[edit]

Nigar Magazine List of Nigar awards

References[edit]

^ Aijaz, Rahul (January 18, 2017). " Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
set for a comeback after 15-year-long hiatus". Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 February 2017.  ^ Salman, Peerzada (January 20, 2017). " Nigar Awards
Nigar Awards
to be held on March 16 — after 12 years". Dawn. Retrieved 20 February 2017.  ^ http://filmsplusmovies.com/pakistan-film-awards-prestigious-nigar-awards-of-lollywood/ Nigar Pakistani Film
Film
Awards, Published 25 Nov 2012, Retrieved 30 October 2015 ^ "Return of the Nigar Awards". Newsline. January 22, 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. 

Nigar Awards

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Nigar Award for Best Film
Film
(for Urdu
Urdu
films)

Saath laakh (1957) Aadmi (1958) Raaz (1959) Saheli (1960) Shaheed (1961) Chanda (1962) Baji (1963) Khamosh raho (1964) Naila (1965) Arman (1966) Chakori
Chakori
(1967) Saiqa (1968) Zerqa (1969) Anjuman (1970) Dosti (1971) Baharo Phool Barsao (1972) Aas (1973) Bahisht (1974) Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat (1975) Aaj aur kal (1976) Aaina (1977) Mutthi bhar chawal (1978) Khaak aur khoon (1979) Saima (1980) Qurbani (1981) Sangdil (1982) Dehleez (1983) Doorian (1984) Naraaz (1985) Hum ek hain (1986) Choron ki barat (1987) Bazar-e-husan (1988) Shaani (1989) Insaniyat Kay Dushman (1990) Kalay Chor (1991) Watan Kay Rakhwalay (1991) Mr. 420 (1992) Haathi Mere Saathi (1993) Sar kata insaan (1994) Jungle Ka Qanoon (1995) Sargam (1995) Hawaen (1996) Deewane Tere Pyar Ke (1997) Nikah (1998) Jannat Ki Talash (1999) Tere Pyar Mein
Tere Pyar Mein
(2000) Khoey Ho Tum Kahan
Khoey Ho Tum Kahan
(2001) Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa
Yeh Dil Aap Ka Huwa
(2002)

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Nigar Award for Best Director (for Urdu
Urdu
films)

W.Z. Ahmed (1957) Luqman (1958) Khalil Qaiser (1959) S.M. Yousuf (1960) Khalil Qaiser (1961) S.M. Yousuf (1962) Qadeer Ghori (1963) S.M. Yousuf (1964) Sharif Nayyar (1965) Pervez Malik (1966) Ehtisham (1967) Hassan Tariq (1968) Riaz Shahid (1969) Hassan Tariq (1970) Sharif Nayyar (1971) Nazrul Islam (1972) Ali Afaqi (1973) Nazrul Islam (1974) Shabab Kiranvi (1975) S. Suleman (1976) Nazrul Islam (1977) Sangeeta (1978) Masood Pervaiz (1979) Javed Fazil (1980) Pervez Malik (1981) Hassan Tariq (1982) Javed Fazil (1983) Hassan Askari (1984) Javed Fazil (1985) Iqbal Kashmiri (1986) Iqbal Kashmiri (1987) Javed Fazil (1988) Saeed Rizvi (1989) Hasnain (1990) Hasnain (1991) Umer Sharif (1992) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1993) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1994) Syed Noor (1995) Syed Noor (1996) Syed Noor (1997) Sangeeta (1998) Hassan Askari (1999) Hassan Askari (2000) Ajab Gul (2001) Javed Sheikh (2002)

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Nigar Award for Best Actor
Actor
(for Urdu
Urdu
films)

Santosh Kumar (1957) Habib (1958) Darpan (1959) Darpan (1960) Habib (1961) Santosh Kumar (1962) Santosh Kumar (1963) Waheed Murad
Waheed Murad
(1964) Mohammad Ali (1965) Mohammad Ali (1966) Nadeem (1967) Mohammad Ali (1968) Waheed Murad
Waheed Murad
(1969) Mohammad Ali (1970) Mohammad Ali (1971) Nadeem (1972) Mohammad Ali (1973) Mohammad Ali (1974) Nadeem (1975) Shahid (1976) Nadeem (1977) Mohammad Ali (1978) Nadeem (1979) Nadeem (1980) Nadeem (1981) Nadeem (1982) Nadeem (1983) Nadeem (1984) Nadeem (1985) Nadeem (1986) Nadeem (1987) Javed Sheikh (1988) Nadeem (1989) Javed Sheikh (1990) Nadeem (1991) Umer Shareef (1992) Umer Shareef (1993) Ghulam Mohiuddin (1994) Javed Sheikh (1995) Saud (1996) Shaan (1997) Shaan (1998) Shaan (1999) Shaan (2000) Ajab Gul (2001) Moammar Rana (2002)

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Nigar Award for Best Actress
Actress
(for Urdu
Urdu
films)

Sabiha Khanum (1957) Musarrat Nazir
Musarrat Nazir
(1958) Musarrat Nazir
Musarrat Nazir
(1959) Nayyar Sultana
Nayyar Sultana
(1960) Musarrat Nazir
Musarrat Nazir
(1961) Nayyar Sultana
Nayyar Sultana
(1962) Sabiha Khanum (1963) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1964) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1965) Zeba (1966) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1967) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1968) Neelo (1969) Zeba (1970) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1971) Zeba (1972) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1973) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1974) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1975) Babra Sharif (1976) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1977) Sangeeta (1978) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1979) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1980) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1981) Babra Sharif (1982) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1983) Babra Sharif (1984) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1985) Babra Sharif (1986) Babra Sharif (1987) Salma Agha
Salma Agha
(1988) Kavita (1989) Anjuman (1990) Nadira (1991) Ruby Niazi (1992) Reema (1993) Neeli (1994) Zeba Bakhtiar (1995) Meera (1996) Neeli (1997) Reema (1998) Saima (1999) Zara Sheikh (2000) Meera (2001) Sana (2002)

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Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
(for Urdu
Urdu
films)

Allauddin (1957) Allauddin (1958) Allauddin (1959) Allauddin (1960) Talish
Talish
(1961) Talish
Talish
(1962) Allauddin (1963) Mohammad Ali (1964) Talish
Talish
(1965) Shaukat Akbar (1966) Saaqi (1967) Allauddin (1968) Qavi (1969) Aslam Pervaiz (1970) Masood Akhtar (1971) Talish
Talish
(1972) Munawwar Saeed (1973) Shahid (1974) Talish
Talish
(1975) Qavi (1976) Rehan (1977) Qavi (1978) Mustafa Qureshi (1979) Allauddin (1980) Faisal Rehman (1981) S. Hashmi (1982) Talat Hussain (1983) Ghulam Mohiuddin (1984) Talat Hussain (1985) Talat Hussain (1986) Abid Ali (1987) Naimat Sarhadi (1988) Asif Khan (1989) Afzal Ahmed (1990) Ghulam Mohiuddin (1991) Arshad Mehmood (1992) Aurangzeb Laghari (1993) Talish
Talish
(1994) Maharaj Ghulam Hussain Kathak (1995) Arbaaz Khan (1996) Ghulam Mohiuddin (1997) Sohail Khan (1998) Javed Sheikh (1999) Raza Riaz (2000) Not Awarded (2001) Saleem Sheikh
Saleem Sheikh
(2002)

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Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actress
Actress
(for Urdu
Urdu
films)

Nayyar Sultana
Nayyar Sultana
(1957) Bano Begum (1958) Neelo (1959) Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1960) Bano Begum (1961) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1962) Neelo (1963) Sumeeta (1964) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1965) Nabila (1966) Tarannum (1967) Rozina (1968) Aaliya (1969) Saiqa (1970) Sangeeta (1971) Husna (1972) Sofia Bano (1973) Nayyar Sultana
Nayyar Sultana
(1974) Kaveeta (1975) Kaveeta (1976) Tamanna (1977) Nadia (1978) Aasia (1979) Bazgha (1980) Shaista Qaisar (1981) Sabiha Khanum (1982) Bazgha (1983) Sangeeta (1984) Samina Ahmad (1985) Arifa Siddiqui (1986) Neeli (1987) Aasfa (1988) Neelo (1989) Samina Peerzada (1990) Rubina (1991) Zoya Butt (1992) Kanwal (1993) Nayyar Sultana
Nayyar Sultana
(1994) Zeba Shehnaz (1995) Andaleeb (1996) Sana (1997) Sahiba (1998) Sana (1999) Atiqa Odho
Atiqa Odho
(2000) Not Awarded (2001) Veena Malik
Veena Malik
(2002)

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Nigar Award for Best Female Playback Singer

Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1959) Naseem Begum (1960) Naseem Begum (1961) Mala (1962) Naseem Begum (1963) Naseem Begum (1964) Mala (1965) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1966) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1967) Runa Laila
Runa Laila
(1968) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1969) Runa Laila
Runa Laila
(1970) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1971) Tahira Syed (1972) Nayyara Noor (1973) Naheed Akhtar
Naheed Akhtar
(1974) Naheed Akhtar
Naheed Akhtar
(1975) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1976) Mehnaz (1977) Mehnaz (1978) Mehnaz (1979) Mehnaz (1980) Mehnaz (1981) Mehnaz (1982) Mehnaz (1983) Mehnaz (1984) Mehnaz (1985) Humaira Channa (1986) Mehnaz (1987) Mehnaz (1988) Humaira Channa (1989) Mehnaz (1990) Humaira Channa and Noor Jehan(1991) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
and Tarannum Naz (1992) Humaira Channa and Shamsa Kanwal (1993) Humaira Channa and Shamsa Kanwal (1994) Hadiqa Kiani
Hadiqa Kiani
and Saira Nasim (1995) Shazia Manzoor
Shazia Manzoor
and Saira Nasim (1996) Humaira Channa and Azra Jehan (1997) Shazia Manzoor
Shazia Manzoor
and Saira Nasim (1998) Mehnaz and Azra Jehan (1999) Saima Jehan and Saira Nasim (2000)

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Nigar Award for Best Male Playback Singer

Saleem Raza (1960) Ahmed Rushdi
Ahmed Rushdi
(1961) Ahmed Rushdi
Ahmed Rushdi
(1962) Ahmed Rushdi
Ahmed Rushdi
(1963) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1964) Masood Rana
Masood Rana
(1965) Ahmed Rushdi
Ahmed Rushdi
(1966) Mujeeb Aalam
Mujeeb Aalam
(1967) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1968) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1969) Ahmed Rushdi
Ahmed Rushdi
(1970) Masood Rana
Masood Rana
(1971) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1972) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1973) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1974) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1975) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1976) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1977) Ghulam Abbas (1978) A. Nayyar (1979) Akhlaq Ahmed (1980) Ghulam Abbas (1981) Akhlaq Ahmed (1982) Akhlaq Ahmed (1983) Akhlaq Ahmed (1984) A. Nayyar (1985) Akhlaq Ahmed (1986) Akhlaq Ahmed (1987) A. Nayyar (1988) A. Nayyar (1989) Akhlaq Ahmed (1990) A. Nayyar (1991) Arshad Mehmood (1992) Sajjad Ali
Sajjad Ali
and Ghulam Abbas (1993) Tehseen Javed and Ghulam Abbas (1994) Anwar Rafi and Ghulam Abbas(1995) Arshad Mehmood (1996) Anwar Rafi (1997) Anwar Rafi and Ameer Ali (1998) Asif Mehdi (1999) Waris Baig (2000)

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Nigar Award for Best Comedian

Nazeer (1960) Not awarded (1961) Subhash Dutta
Subhash Dutta
(1962) Lehri (1963) Lehri (1964) Lehri (1965) Nirala (1966) Lehri (1967) Lehri (1968) Lehri (1969) Lehri (1970) Rangeela (1971) Munawwar Zarif (1972) Rangeela (1973) Lehri (1974) Munawwar Zarif (1975) Lehri (1976) Nanna (1977) Nanna (1978) Lehri (1979) Lehri (1980) Ali Ejaz (1981) Lehri (1982) Nanna (1983) Ali Ejaz (1984) Irfan Khoosat (1985) Rangeela (1986) Umer Sharif (1987) Abid Kashmiri (1988) Umer Sharif and Saeed Rizvi (1989) Albela (1990) Rangeela (1991) Not awarded (1992) Ismail Tara (1993) Ismail Tara (1994) Ismail Tara (1995) Ismail Tara (1996) Sardar Kamal (1997) Ismail Tara (1998)

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Special
Special
Awards from Nigar Awards

Special
Special
Awards

1965–1967

Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1965) (for 1965 war-time national songs) Sohail Hashmi (1966) (for film 'Jaan Pehchaan') Master Rufi (1966) (for film 'Lori') Allauddin (1966) (for film Badnaam) Sabiha Khanum (1967) (for film 'Devar Bhabi') Anwar Hussain (1967) (for film 'Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah')

1968–1970

Kamal (1968) (for film 'Behan Bhai') Rani (1968) (for film 'Mera ghar meri jannat') Babu Jugnu (1968) (for film Mera ghar meri jannat) Shabnam
Shabnam
(1969) (for film Andaleeb) A. J. Kardar (1969) (for film 'Qasam us waqt ki') Habib Wali Mohammad (1970) (for singing 'Aashian jal gaya') Ajmal (1970) (for film 'Heer Ranjha') Deeba (1970) (for film 'Sajna Door Daya')

1971–1975

Firdous (1971) (for film 'Aansu') Aalia (1971) (for film 'Mastana Mahi') Sultan Rahi
Sultan Rahi
(1971) (for film 'Babul') Munawar Zarif
Munawar Zarif
(1971) (for film 'Ishq Deewana') Rangeela (1972) (for film 'Meri Zindagi hai naghma') Akhlaq Ahmed (1974) (for singing 'Sawan Aayae Sawan jaayae') Sabiha Khanum (1975) (for film 'Ek gunah aur sahi') Babra Sharif (1975) (for film Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat) Ghulam Mohiuddin (1975) (for film Mera Naam Hai Mohabbat)

1976–1978

Roohi Bano (1976) (for film 'Insaan aur Farishta') Sangeeta (1976) (for film 'Society Girl') Alamgir (1977) (for singing in Aaina) Shahzeb (1977) (for film Aaina) Mumtaz (1978) (for film 'Haider Ali') Ghulam Mohiuddin (1978) (for film 'Mutthi bhar chaawal')

1979–1983

Ashar (1979) (for film 'Aag') Nazir Chan (1979) (for film 'Miss Hong Kong') Diana Kristina (1980) (for film 'Bandish') Faisal Rehman (1980) (for film 'Nahin abhi nahin') Master Khurram (1981) (for film 'Qurbani') Rangeela (1982) (for film 'Naukar tay malik') Master Shahbaz (1983) (for film 'Kabhi alvida na kehna') Sangeeta (1983) (for film 'Sona Chandi')

1984–2000

Aslam Pervaiz (1984) (for film 'Miss Colombo') Mohammad Ali (1984) (for films 'Doorian' and 'Bobby') Kaveeta (1985) (for film 'Jeenay nahin doon gi') Faisal Rehman (1985) (for film 'Naraz') Meera (1999) (for film Mujhe Jeene Do) Anjuman (1999) (for film 'Chohdrani') Shehzad Roy
Shehzad Roy
(1999) (for singing) Reema (2000) (for film Mujhe Chand Chahiye) Babar Ali (2000) (for film 'Mehndi Waley Hath')

For 30 Years of Excellence

Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1981) Sabiha Khanum (1981) Shabab Kiranvi (1981) Anwar Kamal Pasha (1981) Sudhir (1981) Aslam Pervaiz (1981) Asha Posley (1982) Meena Shorey
Meena Shorey
(1982) Nazir (1982) Azad (1982) Saqi (1985)

Millennium Award

Mohammad Ali (1999) Zeba (1999) Nadeem (1999) Qateel Shifai (1999) Badar Munir
Badar Munir
(1999) Umer Sharif (1999) Rangeela (1999) Sabiha Khanum (1999) Neelo (1999) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
(1999) Mehdi Hassan
Mehdi Hassan
(1999) Noor Jehan
Noor Jehan
(1999) Aslam Azhar (1999)

Ilyas Rashidi Gold Medal

Shamim Ara
Shamim Ara
(1999) Zeba (2002) Nadeem (2002)

Honorary gold medal awarded

Sabiha Khanum (2000)

Legend awards

Waheed Murad
Waheed Murad
(2002)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Kamal (2000) Naghma (2000) Habib (2002) Bahar Begum (2002) Ghulam Mohiuddin (2002)

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