Birthday Greetings to yesteryear Hindi film actress Jabeen Jalil, who turned 81 years today.

Birthday Greetings to yesteryear Hindi film actress Jabeen Jalil, who turned 81 years today.

Jabeen Jalil was a popular actress of hindi cinema of the 50s and 60s. Although She acted in merely 23 Hindi and 4 Punjabi films in her almost 20 year career, She made millions fans of her beauty and wonderful acting.

Born in Delhi, Jabeen had her education in Mumbai as her family shifted to Mumbai when Jabeen was young. Jabeen made her film debut with Guzaara(1954)where her hero was Karan Dewan.Her second film was Lutera (1955) where her hero was Nasir Khan. She however got true recognition with her third film, New Delhi (1956) where she played the role of Kishore Kumar’s sister Nikki. She got benefitted by the success of New Delhi. In the late 1950s, many films starring her released, including Char Minar, Fashion, Jeevan Sathi, Hathkadi, Panchayat, Raagini, Bedard Zamana Kya Jaane and Raat ke Raahi. In the 60s, Jabeen acted in films like Batwara, Khiladi, Sachche Moti, Taj Mahal and Raju. The Batwara song “Yeh Raat Yeh Fizaayen Phir Aayen Na Aayen” picturised on her and Jawahar Kaul is popular to this day. She also got the National Award for the 1962 Punjabi film Chaudhary Karnail Singh in which her hero was Prem Chopra. Jabeen acted in three other Punjabi movies Kadi Dhoop Kadi Chhaon, Geet Baharaan De and Aye Dharti Punjab Di.

Many songs picturised on her were extremely popular including ‘Tum Aur Hum’ (Fashion), ‘Madbhari Yeh Pyaar Ki Palken’ (Fashion), ‘Ta Thaiyya Karte Aana’ (Panchayat), ‘Piya mai hoon patang tu dor’ (Raagini), ‘Qaid mein Hai Bulbul Sayyad Muskuraye’ (Bedard Zamana Kya Jaane), ‘Door Kahin Tu Chal’ (Bedard Zamana Kya Jaane), ‘Aa Bhi Ja Bewafa’ (Raat Ke Rahi), ‘Tu Kya Samjhe Tu Kya Jaane’ (Raat Ke Rahi) and ‘Ek Nazar Ek Ada’ (Raat Ke Rahi).

Jabeen quit films in 1968 after wrapping up her career with the film Sweetheart starring Shashi Kapoor and Asha Parekh.

Jabeen got married in the year 1968. Her Husband Ashok Kak was of Kashmiri Origin and hailed from Jodhpur. He was the President of the Kodak Company and was the youngest CEO of that time. After moving away from films Jabeen was active in social work also.

Jabeen and her family stayed in America for some time. The family moved back to Mumbai in 1998. Today she lives with her husband, son and elderly mother-in-law in her flat in South Bombay, and divides her time between playing the de­voted wife and the ideal mother.

(Kind courtesy of Shri.Shishir Krishna Sharma and Imprints and images of Indian film music)



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