KARACHI: Birth anniversary of our great legend Waheed Murad also known as Chocolate Hero is being observed today.
Waheed Murad (October 2, 1938 – November 23,1983) was a legendary Pakistani film actor, producer and script writer.
He is considered one of the most famous and influential actors of South Asia.
He is well-known for his charming expressions, tender voice and unusual talent for acting in films.
His romantic style of acting made him popular as well as controversial. One of his block buster films is Armaan, which was produced by himself, made a pivotal impact on the sub-continental film industry such that the Pakistani film industry was considered as the rising sun after Indian film industry.
Armaan made him a superstar overnight and as equal to the Indian film titans such as Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand, Ashok Kumar and Prithviraj Kapoor. Once, in an interview in 1967, he said that Dilip Kumar, too, is not an immortal actor.
As an actor he was firstly appeared in a supporting role in 1962’s ‘Aulad’.
Heera aur pathar in 1964 was his first movie as lead actor and his major breakthrough film.
He got the Nigar award in the best actor category for the same film.
Waheed was the first Rock n’ Roll dancing star in South Asia. He was famously known as the ‘Chocolate Hero’ and ‘Lady Killer’. His dressing style, the hair style, dialogues and songs used to be liked and followed by people.
Waheed’s hair cut was very popular among the young and was called the ‘Waheed Murad cut’.