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Google dedicated a doodle for their homepage to mark the 91st birthday of Madam Noorjehan in her honor.

Noorjehan was born on September 21, 1925, in Kasur, Punjab. One of eleven children, she came from a Muslim family with a rich musical tradition. She began singing at the age of 5 and received early training in classical singing under Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, a famous Hindustani vocalist.

As a young girl, Noor Jehan appeared in the K.D. Mehra directed Punjabi movie Pind di Kuri (1935) and next acted in a film called Missar Ka Sitara (1936). Noor Jehan also played the child role of Heer in the film Heer-Sayyal (1937).

Pakistani singer and actress whose career spanned more than six decades, during which she recorded over 10,000 songs. She could sing in several languages including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, and Sindhi, making her one of the most influential singers of all time in South Asia.

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As a young girl, Noor Jehan appeared in the K.D. Mehra directed Punjabi movie Pind di Kuri (1935) and next acted in a film called Missar Ka Sitara (1936). Noor Jehan also played the child role of Heer in the film Heer-Sayyal (1937).

In 1938 Noor Jehan moved to Lahore. Her first major film role was opposite the Indian actor Pran in Khandaan (1942). The film became a major hit and she moved to Mumbai with its director, Syed Shaukat Hussain Rizvi, who she later married.

Noor Jehan sang 12 war songs which were recorded and broadcasted by Radio Pakistan during the 1965 war. She was given the title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the Queen of Melody) in Pakistan for her services during the war and was popularly known as Madam by her adoring fans.

After the Partition in 1947, Jehan decided to move to Pakistan and settled in Karachi. Noor Jehan established herself as a top actress with films like Dopatta (1952), Intezar (1956) and Koel (1959). She made over 40 films, the last of which was Mirza Ghalib (1961). After this, she pursued a successful career as a playback singer.

Noor Jehan sang 12 war songs which were recorded and broadcasted by Radio Pakistan during the 1965 war. She was given the title of Malika-e-Tarannum (the Queen of Melody) in Pakistan for her services during the war and was popularly known as Madam by her adoring fans.

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Noor Jehan received the Life Time Achievement Award twice, once in 1987, and again in 2002, after her death. Pakistanis welcome this gesture of Google to honor one of the most loved media personality in Pakistan’s history.

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