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Waheed Murad
Waheed Murad

(1938-10-02)October 2, 1938
DiedNovember 23, 1983(1983-11-23) (aged 45)
Other namesChocolate Hero
Lady killer
OccupationMovie actor
Movie Producer
Years active1959–1983
Spouse(s)Salma Murad

Waheed Murad (Urdu: وحید مراد‎) (October 2, 1938 – November 23, 1983) was a Pakistani movie actor. Waheed is considered to be one of the most influential actors of subcontinent. He was born in Karachi, Pakistan.[4] and was the only child of movie distributor Nisar Murad. Waheed got his early education from Karachi Grammar School[1][5][6][7] in Karachi.

One of his blockbuster movies is Armaan. Once, in an interview, he said, "Dilip Kumar, too, is not an immortal actor".[8]

In November 2010, 27 years after his death, Pakistani president Asif Zardari awarded him the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.[9]


Waheed Murad is thought to be one of the first Rock n' Roll stars of Pakistan. Due to his romantic and subtle style of acting, he became well known as the 'Chocolate Hero' and 'Lady Killer'. His haircut, dressing style and even the way he talked were very popular with the youth.[10]


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