Nahid Akhtar was discovered by veteran musician. M. Ashraf as a teenage sensation in the mid 70s. Nahid Akhter became a threat to Madam Noor Jehan and for a while she dominated Urdu film music. Naheed Akhtar was a successful replacement for Runa Laila who left Pakistan same year. Inaugural released film was "Nanha Farishta" in 1974 and in the same year she climb to the top with super hit songs in film "Shama".
Her stylistic mastery and trade marked television appearances continued through the 1970s.
Increasingly, though, her attention was turned to the cinema. Films became the topmost priority to Nahid while television went down to the next level. She was very talented singer . She was very populor in Pakistan. She was married withjournalist Asif Ali Pota in the mid 80s and then she left the film scene.
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