Renowned film actress Deeba turns 69

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): Famous Pakistani film actress of
yester years Deeba turned 69 on Tuesday. Her real name is
Raheela.
She was born on August 1, 1947 in Ranchi district of Bihar
in India . She was one of the leading film actresses during the
1960s and 1970s, well known for her romantic and tragic roles in
Urdu and Punjabi films.
She started her career as an actress in Charagh
Jalta Raha. Her performances in several films, such asMilan (1964),
Aina (1966), Payal ki jhankar (1966), Sangdil (1968), Dard(1969),
Sajna Door Diya (1970), Neend Hamarey Khuwab Tumharey (1971),Ansoo
(1971) and Perdes (1972), have won critical acclaim. She received a
Nigar Best Actress award for the Punjabi film Sajna door diya in
1970.
Her smiling face and innocent look have given rise to the
description “Pakistani Mona Lisa.
Deeba married camera man Naeem Rizvi in 1971 and left silver-
screen for 10 years. However, financial hardships made her join film
industry again in 1987 as character actress.