Babra Sharif Biography

Born: on  10 December 1954 (age 64) at Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.
Nationality: Pakistani
Occupation: Actress , Model.
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m)
Years Active: 1968-1997 , 2005-Present.

Babra Sharif is a Pakistani film actress, most known for her roles from the mid-1970s to the 1980s. She started her career in television commercials. She has worked with many famous names of her time, including Shahid, Nadeem, Waheed Murad, Ghulam Mohyedin, Muhammad Ali and even Sultan Rahi. She had great success in Urdu films in Pakistan. She did a variety of roles which proved her versatility as an actress. Some critics have also considered her as the best actress of her time in Pakistan.


Sharif began modelling at the age of 12; she made her presence felt in a ‘Jet’ washing powder commercial in 1973 and came to be known as ‘Jet’ powder girl. Fair-haired, attractive and intelligent, she soon became a household name. In the same year, she appeared in Mohsin Shirazi’s television play, which was telecast from a Karachi television station and also in the PTV drama Kiran Kahani, a classical slapstick comedy written by Haseena Moin and directed by Shirin Khan which had Roohi Bano, Manzoor Qureshi, Jamshed Ansari in the cast. After a long while, she came back to television in 1992 and gave a performance in Nadan Nadia, a Pakistan television comedy play by Anwar Maqsood.

Her appearance in the ‘Lux’ advertisement with the message, ‘Aakhir loag hamara chehra he to deikhtay hain’,(Urdu meaning: People look at our face(s) only) took her fame to the top.

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