Sangeeta is a popular Pakistani film actor, filmmaker and drama director. She has starred in hit movies like Society Girl and Mutti Bhar Chawal. Her directorial dramas include Pakvilla.

Early life[ .]

Sangeeta’s real name was Perveen Rizvi, but later changed to Sangeeta. Her father, Syed Tayyab Husain Rizvi, gave her a good home environment. Hence, little Perveen’s talents grew rapidly. Perveen’s mother, Mehtab Rizvi, had been affiliated with the show business in her times.

Perveen’s younger sister, Nasreen Rizvi (known as Kaveeta and her brother, Raza Ali, were also associated with the Pakistani cinema, when they grew up.

Her first film was by Rehman; when he discovered her talent, he offered her a part in his film Kanghan.[1]

Career[ .]

Acting[ .]

Her name was changed from Perveen to Sangeeta and she debuted in the film Kankgan in 1969. Starring, Sangeeta and actor-director Rehman. Kanghan was shown in the Jubilee Cinema, Karachi.[2]

After an impressive start, she began appearing in films. In 1969, Sangeeta also worked in the film Koh-e-Noor, as a child star which was directed by Agha Husaini.[3]

Sangeeta moved to Lahore in 1971 and resumed her film career. In 1971, she played opposite actor Jamal, in the film Garhrasti, directed by Nazar Shabab. Afterwards, she worked as supporting actress opposite Shahid, in the film Ilzaam, directed by S. Sulaiman. Sangeeta appeared in director Shabab Kiranvi’s film Dil Aik Aa’ena.[2]

Film directing[ .]

Sangeeta directed her debut film in 1979, Society Girl. That also marked the debut of Syed Noor, as scriptwriter and later he became director. The film was a huge success at the box-office. Her second film as director was Mujhay galay laga lo, which was also a success, starring, Sangeeta, Kavita, Ghulam Mohyedin, Nayyar Sultana, Bahar.

The 1978 film Muthi bhar chawal was a huge success. Cast included Sangeeta, Ghulam Mohyedin, Nadeem, Kavita, Saqi, Romana, Rahat Kazmi and music composed by Kamal Ahmed.

She also directed he film Zeherilay, starring Javed Sheikh, Reema, Ajab Gul, Madiha Shah, Khushbu, Shafqat Cheema. and also the 1991 double version movie, Bay taab, which did not succeed at the box office.

Five years later, in 1996, the film Khilona was a successful movie. Starring, Meera, Saima, Saud, Shan, Saleem Sheikh. Composer, Zulfiqar Ali.[4]

Current projects[ .]

She appeared on Nachley (season 2) as a guest judge on July 30, 2010. She also announced she is working on couple of films.

Several critics has said, “Whilst she certainly tries to direct valuable work for the country, “. Some also said, “I think she should stick with acting. Her film Haseena Ka Mela was a right laugh. From the actual acting of the people to the music to the clothing and to the dancing.

Filmography as director[ .]

Films[ .]





1976 Society Girl Urdu Sangeeta, Kaveeta, Muhammad Ali
Mujhe Gale Laga Lo Urdu Sangeeta, Ghulam Mohiuddin
1977 Ishq Ishq Urdu Nadeem, Kaveeta, Sangeeta,
1979 Laad Pyar Aur Beiti Urdu Kaveeta, Sangeeta, Ghulam Mohiuddin
1980 Mahal Mere Sapnon Ka Urdu Sangeeta, Nadeem, Kaveeta
1981 Mutthi Bhar Chawal Urdu Nadeem, Sangeeta, Kaveeta
1982 Thori Si Bewafai Urdu Nadeem, Kaveeta
1984 Naam Mera Badnam Urdu Shabnam, Mohammad Ali
1985 Jeeney Nahin Dungi Urdu Sangeeta, Javed Sheikh
1986 Ik Shehanshah Urdu Ismail Shah, Babra Sharif
1987 Qasam Munnay Ki Urdu Babra Sharif, Faisal Rehman, Mohammad Ali
1989 Taqat Ka Toofan Urdu Salma Agha, Nadeem
1990 Kaali Urdu Babra Sharif, Ismail Shah
Zehreelay Urdu Reema Khan, Javed Sheikh
1991 Betab Urdu Kavita, Asad
1996 Khilona Urdu Meera, Saud, Saima Noor
1997 Aashqi Khel Nahin Urdu Meera, Saud, Laila
Dream Girl Urdu Meera, Laila, Saira Khan
Jeet Urdu Meera, Saud, Sana Nawaz
1998 Ehsaas Urdu Meera, Shaan Shahid, Laila
Nikah Urdu Reema Khan, Shaan Shahid, Deeba
Harjai Urdu Meera, Neeli, Babar Ali
Do Boond Pani Urdu Resham, Saud, Shaan Shahid
1999 Qaid Urdu Zeba Bakhtiar, Saud, Saima Noor
Qismat Urdu Reema Khan, Moammar Rana, Saima Noor
Dil To Pagal Urdu Reema Khan, Shaan Shahid, Afreen
2001 Mere Mehboob Urdu Resham, Shaan Shahid, Sana Nawaz
Gharana Urdu Meera, Resham, Shahid
Daldal Urdu Reema Khan, Shaan Shahid, Saud
2002 Jahad Urdu Meera, Shaan Shahid, Saima Noor
2003 Qayamat Urdu Moammar Rana, Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid,
Remand Punjabi Shaan Shahid, Saima Noor, Reema Khan,
Soldier Urdu Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid, Jia Ali
Yeh Wada Raha Urdu Zara Sheikh, Shaan Shahid, Resham
2005 Daku Haseena Urdu Sana Nawaz, Shaan Shahid, Babar Ali
Kuriyaan Shehr Diyan Punjabi Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid, Resham
Mustafa Khan Punjabi Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid, Resham
2006 Tarap Urdu Resham, Saud, Babrik Shah
Athra Punjabi Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid
Yaar Badmash Punjabi Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid
2008 Gulabo Punjabi Saima Noor, Shaan Shahid, Zareene Khan
Ziddi Badmash Punjabi Moammar Rana, Laila
2010 Hakim Arain Punjabi Shaan Shahid, Meera, Noor Bukhari
Haseeno ka Mela Punjabi Sana Nawaz, Meera, Moammar Rana
2012 Chunri Urdu Ali Abbas, Nirma

Dramas[ .]

  • Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (season 1) – 2011
  • Meri Behan Meri Dewrani – 2012
  • Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah – 2013
  • Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga (season 2) – 2013
  • Rishtey

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