Monday, November 23, 2015

Chocolate Hero


Waheed Murad is regarded as the only actor of Pakistan film industry who secured the highest number of Platinum, Diamond, Golden and Silver Jubilees. 
The iconic film legend died on 23rd November, 1983 – when he was only 45 years old.
He was the only child of renowned Pakistani film distributor Mr. Nisar Murad. He received his early education from Karachi Grammar School, S.M. Arts College Karachi, and Masters in English literature from the Karachi University. 
Waheed Murad acted in a total of one hundred and twenty four films (two of his films were released after his death) out of which 38 were black and white and 86 were colored. He was awarded four Nigar film awards. Waheed Murad is considered as one of the pioneering Rock n Roll stars of Pakistani showbiz world.. mainly due to his romantic style of acting. He was given the title of 'Chocolate Hero'. His hair style was very popular among young Pakistani men during the 70s and 80s. 
The life story of Murad is quite similar to that of Elvis Presley and analogies have been drawn between these two icons. 
In November 2010, 27 years after his death, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari awarded him the Sitara-e-Imtiaz - Pakistan’s highest civil honor.