Today It was 36th death anniversary of Aslam Pervaiz. That was, November 21, 1984 when the favourite villain of Pakistani films, Aslam Pervaiz, died of injuries received in an accident.
Born on February 1932 as Chaudhary Muhammad Aslam, he belonged to a family of traders in Lahore. By the time he graduated, Aslam wanted to make it big and cinema was the only option for such men.
Aslam Parvez entered the Pakistani film industry in the year 1955. He started his film career in film producer Anwar Kamal Pasha’s film Qatil (1955) as a side hero. Thereafter he played the leading role in the film Patay Khan opposite Noor Jehan. In film Koel (1959), Aslam Pervaiz performed a leading role opposite film actress Noor Jehan and Neelo. He played the villain in movies like Saheli (1960), Insaan aur Admi (1970), Tehzeeb (1971) and Baharo Phool Barsao (1972).
As a hero, Aslam Pervaiz had an enviable list of songs to his credit. Munir Hussain was his voice in ‘Rhim jhim Rhim jhim paray phuaar’ when he was searching for his love Zarina in 1959’s Koel as well as in the film Laila Majnu that released a couple of years earlier.
The great Ahmed Rushdi for ‘Main Ne Kaha Ji’ for 1963’s Ishq Per Zor Nahi. Saleem Raza was his voice in Zia Sarhadi’s 1960’s Rehguzar for the super hit song ‘Tujhay pyar aaye kisi pe kub’. Services of a male singer from across the border were utilized for the first time in a Pakistani film, when Hemant Kumar rendered ‘Raat suhani hai, soya soya hand hai’ by musician Moslehuddin in Humsafar.
Aslam got the Nigar Award for best supporting actor in 1970 for his role of a gambler in Shabab Kairanvi’s Insaan aur Aadmi. In Tehzeeb (1971), he represented a new generation. In 1972, his role(s) as the Nawab in Baharo Phool Barsao and as the evil cousin (who uses Waheed Murad’s twin for a murder) in Daulat Aur Duniya, still sends shivers down one’s spine. In 1973’s hilarious Rangeela Aur Munawwar Zareef, he played his cards well until Rangeela and Munawwar Zareef strike. A week later, he was Munawwar Zarif’s father in the evergreen Jeera Blade. Ironically, in Society Girl and Mohabbat Aur Mehangai (1976) he was seen preying on Sangeeta, the daughter of Bahaar, once his heroine.
Aslam was married to his second cousin Surriya before he joined the Film industry. They have left behind four children, two sons and two daughters. Zulfiqar Aslam, Asghar Aslam, Asiya Aslam and Aqsa Aslam.
- 1970 Nigar Award Best Supporting Actor-film Insaan Aur Aadmi (1970)
- 1981 Nigar Award Special Award for 30 years of Excellence
- 1984 Nigar Award Special Award for Miss Colombo (1984)
- 2016 Sitara-i-Shujaat award.
- 2018 Pride of Performance award by the President of Pakistan.