Remembering Maula Jatt’s Chakori Begum on her 7th Death Anniversary

Remembering Maula Jatt’s Chakori Begum on her 7th Death Anniversary

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Pakistan film industry lost Chakori Begum in November 2010. By the age of 58, Chakori Begum was going through blood transfusions, suffering from chronic heart and liver disease along with diabetes and asthma too.

Born in Gujrat, she started her career in 1970’s from Sindhi films, doing Punjabi and pushto latter too. She performed in Sindhi, Punjabi and Pushto films till 90s.

She rose to fame with her lead role in Punjabi film titled Maula Jatt, and soon became a hot favorite amongst everyone. 

She first appeared in a Sindhi film titled Mehboob Mitha, followed by Pyar Kayo Singhar in the same year. Pyar Taan Sadqey and Munjho Pyar Pukarey are also amongst the films she performed in.

Chakori was recognized in Punjab with her debut film Goonj. Sheeshay Ka Ghar, Hera Pheri and Takrao are some of the Urdu films that she did. Chakori played lead roles in Punjabi films like Maula Jutt, Chalan and Hirasaat.

Chakori Begum preformed as lead role in 85 films, she has 4 films with guest appearance and supporting roles, and has 1 unreleased film directed by her second husband Kaifi.

By 90’s Chakroi decided to retire and she bid farewell to the film industry.

Chakori is survived by two sons from her second husband Kaifi. She was first married to Mushtaq Changezi, her co-star in Sindhi films. The couple divorced when Chakori decided to settle in Lahore to peruse her career. It is then she got married to Kaifi. Kaifi and Chakori divorced when the couple lost their screen charm and Chakori is the said to have married business man, thus making this her third  marriage. 

Chakori had about 85 released films, 11 of which were in Urdu, 54 in Punjabi, 13 in Sindhi and 8 in Pashto.

1. Sharoo Feroze (Sindhi – Friday, 26 July, 1968)
Director: Sheikh Hassan
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Husn Bano, Mahpara, Mushtaq Changezi, Chakori, Sheikh Hassan, Ahmad Ali

2. Mehboob Mitha (Sindhi – Friday, 5 November, 1971)
Director: Pirzada
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Anila, Niaz, Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi

3. Janwar (Urdu – Friday, 11 February, 1972)
Director: Arif Khan
Music: Lal Mohammad Iqbal
Actors: Chakori, Badar Munir, Babar, Hamid Afandi

4. Baadal (Sindhi – Wednesday, 8 November, 1972)
Director: Ghulam Hussain
Music: Imdad Hussain
Actors: Saeeda, Wasim, Saqi, Chakori

5. Suhag (Urdu – Wednesday, 8 November, 1972)
Director: Ghulam Hussain
Music: Imdad Hussain
Actors: Saeeda, Wasim, Saqi, Chakori

6. Jeejal Maa (Sindhi – Friday, 9 November, 1973)
Director: A.H. Siddiqi
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi, Qurba Jeelani

7. Soda Putt Sindh Ja (Sindhi – Friday, 7 December, 1973)
Director: Younis Rathor
Music: Zafar Ali
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi, Malik Anokha

8. Pyar Keyo Singhar
Pyar Keyo Singhar (Sindhi – Friday, 15 February, 1974)
Director: Yousuf Nasar
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi

9. Pyar Taan Sadqay (Sindhi – Friday, 17 May, 1974)
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi, Malik Anokha

10. Manjhu Pyar Pukaray (Sindhi – Friday, 18 October, 1974)
Director: S. Y. Ahmad
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi, Lashari, Malik Anokha, Gul Munir

11. Sindhri Taa Sadqay (Sindhi – Friday, 4 July, 1975)
Director: Jameel Mirza
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Chakori, Waseem, Ahmad Ali, Abro, Beena, Abdul Haq

12. Ajj Taan Bhakar Payun (Sindhi – Friday, 2 July, 1976)
Director: Mushtaq Changezi
Music: Feroz Gul
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi, Malik Anokha, Sheikh Sindhi

13. Rutt Ji Rand (Sindhi – Friday, 23 July, 1976)
Director: Manzoor Ahmad
Music: Feroz Gul
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi ,Wajid Ali, Qurban Jeeliani

14. Rutt Ain Ajrak (Sindhi – Friday, 18 February, 1977)
Director: Nazir Sufi
Music: Ghulam Ali
Actors: Chakori, Mushtaq Changezi

15. Jasoos (Urdu – Thursday, 30 June, 1977)
Director: Iqbal Yousuf
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Mumtaz, Sultan Rahi, Rozina, Chakori, Ghulam Mohayuddin, Mushaq Changezi

16. Kon Sharif Kon Badmash (Punjabi – Tuesday, 22 November, 1977)
Director: Zahoor Hussain Geelani
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Musarrat Shaheen, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Kaifee, Asif Khan, Nazli, Adeeb

17. Goonj (Urdu – Friday, 2 December, 1977)
Director: Mohammad Javed Fazil
Music: A. Hameed, Nazir Ali, Wajahat Attray
Actors: Najma, Shahid, Ghulam Mohayuddin, Chakori, Usman Pirzada, Sabiha,Nayar Sultana

18. Iradah (Punjabi – Friday, 31 March, 1978)
Director: Javed Hassan
Music: Mushtaq Ali
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Asif Khan, Nazli, Nanha, Bahar, Humayun Qureshi

19. Lathi Charge (Punjabi – Friday, 28 April, 1978)
Director: Idrees Khan
Music: Safdar Hussain
Actors: Najma, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Ilyas Kashmiri, Bahar

20. Sheeshay ka Ghar (Urdu – Friday, 2 June, 1978)
Director: Nazrul Islam
Music: Master Abdullah
Actors: Mumtaz, Shahid, Waheed Murad, Chakori, Rozina, Nanha, Afzaal Ahmad, Shah Nawaz

21. Chal Wal (Pashto – Friday, 9 June, 1978)
Director: Shaukat Yousuf
Music: M. Ashraf
Actors: Najma, Sultan Rahi, Musarrat Shaheen, Asif Khan, Chakori, Kemal, Nemat Sarhadi

22. Guarantee (Urdu – Friday, 9 June, 1978)
Director: M. Farooq
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Munawar Saeed

23. Alaram (Punjabi – Friday, 7 July, 1978)
Director: Daud Butt
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Najma, Mustafa Qureshi, Aurangzeb, Chakori, Aslam Parvez, Adeeb, Bahar, Talish

24. Takrao (Urdu – Friday, 7 July, 1978)
Director: Iqbal Yousuf
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Zeba, Mohammad Ali, Najma, Yousuf Khan, Chakori, Asif Khan

25. Raju Rocket
Raju Rocket (Punjabi – Tuesday, 5 September, 1978)
Director: Mulazim Hussain Bhatti
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Nazli, Iqbal Hassan, Nanha, Adeeb

26. Hera Pheri (Urdu – Friday, 27 October, 1978)
Director: Shaukat Yousuf
Music: Kemal Ahmad
Actors: Najma, Sultan Rahi, Kemal, Asif Khan, Musarrat Shaheen, Chakori, Humayun Qureshi

27. Maula Jatt (Punjabi – Friday, 9 February, 1979)
Director: Younis Malik
Music: Master Inayat Hussain
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Kaifee, Adeeb, Shakeel, Seema

28. Chalaan (Punjabi – Friday, 2 March, 1979)
Director: Masood Butt
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Yousuf Khan, Asif Khan, Kaifee, Mustafa Qureshi, Aliya, Chakori

29. Takht ya Takhta (Punjabi – Friday, 20 April, 1979)
Director: Mulazim Hussain Bhatti
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Nanha, Bahar, Kemal Irani, Najma Mehboob

30. Badla
Badla (Punjabi – Friday, 25 May, 1979)
Director: Diljeet Mirza
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Naghma, Asif Khan, Chakori, Mustafa Qureshi, Adeeb

31. Babul Rath (Punjabi – Friday, 1 June, 1979)
Director: Hussain Madhupuri
Music: S. Sunny
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Musarrat Shaheen, Afzaal Ahmad, Saiqa, Nanha, Bahar, Ilyas Kashmiri

32. Permit (Punjabi – Friday, 13 July, 1979)
Director: Imtiaz Qureshi
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Afzaal Ahmad, Bahar, Ilyas Kashmiri, Sawan

33. Aurat Raj (Urdu – Friday, 13 July, 1979)
Director: Rangeela
Music: Nazir Ali, M. Ashraf, Chandra Mohan, Beli Ram, Rangeela
Actors: Rani, Waheed Murad, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Naghma, Shehla Gill, Rangeela

34. Dangal(Punjabi – Saturday, 25 August, 1979)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Mumtaz, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Kaifee, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Nanha, Mustafa Qureshi

35. Ghunda Act(Punjabi – Saturday, 25 August, 1979)
Director: Masood Butt
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Asif Khan, Nazli, Bahar

36. Wehshi Gujjar(Punjabi – Saturday, 25 August, 1979)
Director: Younis Malik
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Najma, Iqbal Hassan, Afzaal Ahmad, Chakori, Ishrat Chodhary, Bahar

37. Kashmakash(Urdu – Friday, 28 September, 1979)
Director: Aziz Tabassum
Music: Master Abdullah
Actors: Najma, Asif Khan, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Bahar

38. Waqt da Badshah(Punjabi – Friday, 5 October, 1979)
Director: Azmat Nawaz
Music: Wazir Afzal
Actors: Najma, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Iqbal Hassan, Kaifee

39. Dehshat(Punjabi – Saturday, 3 November, 1979)
Director: M. Anees Bhatti
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Kaifee, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Durdana Rehman, Nanha, Sawan

40. Harasat (Punjabi – Friday, 15 February, 1980)
Director: Agha Hussaini
Music: Wazir Afzal
Actors: Najma, Sultan RahiMustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Bahar

41. Badmashi Band(Punjabi – Friday, 29 February, 1980)
Director: Mulazim Hussain Bhatti
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Nazli, Altaf Khan, Romana, Sabiha, Inayat Hussain Bhatti

42. Jeeru Badnam(Punjabi – Friday, 14 March, 1980)
Director: Altaf Ali
Music: Qadar Ali
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Bahar, Ishrat Chodhary, Rangeela, Changezi

43. Wadda Thanedar (Punjabi – Friday, 30 May, 1980)
Director: Nanha
Music: Bakhshi Wazir
Actors: Mumtaz, Nanha, Kaifee, Chakori, Ali Ejaz, Bahar, Jaggi Malik, Altaf Khan

44. Yaar Dushman (Punjabi – Friday, 6 June, 1980)
Director: Waheed Dar
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Asiya, Yousuf Khan, Najma, Chakori, Nanha, Mustafa Qureshi

45. Behram Daku(Punjabi – Wednesday, 13 August, 1980)
Director: Rauf Abbasi
Music: Saleem Iqbal
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Adeeb, Nimmo, Rangeela, Talish, Allauddin

46. Sheikh Chilli (Punjabi – Friday, 3 October, 1980)
Director: Daud Butt
Music: M. Ashraf
Actors: Rani, Shahid, Asif Khan, Chakori, Afzaal Ahmad, Nanha, Ilyas Kashmiri

47. Sheran day Puttar Sher (Punjabi – Friday, 15 May, 1981)
Director: Masood Butt
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Iqbal Hassan, Mohammad Ali, Bahar

48. Geo Shera (Punjabi – Friday, 5 June, 1981)
Director: Masood Bin Aslam
Music: Nazir Ali
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Afzaal Ahmad, Saiqa, Zahir Shah, Nasrullah Butt, Jaggi Malik

49. Milay ga Zulm da Badla (Punjabi – Sunday, 2 August, 1981)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Bakhshi Wazir
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Kaifee, Anjuman, Iqbal Hassan, Mustafa Qureshi, Afzaal Ahmad, Sawan

50. Jatt da Vair(Punjabi – Friday, 28 August, 1981)
Director: Younis Malik
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Najma, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Sawan, Bahar, Albela

51. Khar Damagh (Punjabi – Friday, 18 September, 1981)
Director: Daud Butt
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Iqbal Hassan, Chakori, Afzaal Ahmad, Bahar

52. Qanoon Shikan(Urdu – Friday, 25 September, 1981)
Director: Quraish Chodhary
Music: Safdar Hussain
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Afzaal Ahmad, Chakori, Bahar, Rangeela

53. Jeedar(Punjabi – Friday, 9 October, 1981)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Mustafa Qureshi, Kaifee, Chakori

54. Chhanga tay Manga (Punjabi – Friday, 27 November, 1981)
Director: Haidar
Music: Master Abdullah
Actors: Anjuman, Yousuf Khan, Sultan Rahi, Haidar, Chakori, Durdana Rehman, Rangeela, Talish

55. Jatt in London (Punjabi – Friday, 27 November, 1981)
Director: Younis Malik
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Kaifee, Nazli

56. Bharia Mela (Punjabi – Friday, 5 February, 1982)
Director: Masood Butt
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Mustafa Qureshi, Sawan, Adeeb, Bahar

57. Wichhria Puttar(Punjabi – Friday, 12 March, 1982)
Director: Absar Hussain
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Asif Khan, Mustafa Qureshi, Manawwar Saeed, Kemal Irani

58. Medan(Punjabi – Friday, 2 April, 1982)
Director: Masood Butt
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Sudhir, Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Bahar

59. Ik Ziddi Veer (Punjabi – Tuesday, 28 September, 1982)
Director: Zahoor Hussain Geelani
Music: Siddique Akhtar
Actors: Mumtaz, Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Kaifee, Nanha, Ilyas Kashmiri

60. Heera Faqeera (Punjabi – Friday, 4 February, 1983)
Director: Aizaz Syed
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Sultan Rahi, Musarrat Shaheen, Afzaal Ahmad, Ilyas Kashmiri, Adeeb

61. Akhri Dushman (Punjabi – Friday, 1 April, 1983)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Sultan Rahi, Kaifee, Deeba, Nanha, Tamanna, Adeeb

62. Des Pardes (Punjabi – Friday, 6 May, 1983)
Director: Iftikhar Khan
Music: Nazir Ali
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Mustafa Qureshi, Afzaal Ahmad, Chakori, Ilyas Kashmiri

63. Heera Moti (Punjabi – Sunday, 18 September, 1983)
Director: Sarwar Khayal
Music: Bakhshi Wazir
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Mustafa Qureshi, Nazli, Chakori

64. Wehshi Tola (Punjabi – Friday, 2 December, 1983)
Director: Rafique Agha
Music: G.A. Chishti
Actors: Chakori, Mustafa Qureshi, Asif Khan, Musarrat Shaheen

65. Bala Gaadi (Punjabi – Friday, 4 May, 1984)
Director: Azmat Nawaz
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Mumtaz, Iqbal Hassan, Kaifee, Chakori, Afzaal Ahmad, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, Bahar

66. Taqat(Punjabi – Saturday, 30 June, 1984)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Master Inayat Hussain
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Kaifee, Chakori, Iqbal Hassan, Afzaal Ahmad, Bahar, Mustafa Qureshi

67. 2 Qaidi (Punjabi – Friday, 28 March, 1986)
Director: Amin Riaz
Music: Safdar Hussain
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Chakori, Rangeela, Mustafa Qureshi, Adeeb, Bahar

68. Dushmani Jatt di
Dushmani Jatt di (Punjabi – Friday, 27 June, 1986)
Music: Siddique Akhtar
Actors: Nazli, Iqbal Hassan, Kaifee, Chakori, Sawan, Ilyas Kashmiri

69. Qasai Puttar (Punjabi – Friday, 29 August, 1986)
Director: Parvez Kaleem
Music: M. Waris
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Musarrat Shaheen, Humayun Qureshi, Adeeb, Naghma, Afzal Khan

70. Haq Sach (Punjabi – Friday, 17 October, 1986)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Mustafa Qureshi, Kaifee, Chakori, Nanha, Sawan, Bahar

71. Kon Zabardast (Punjabi – Friday, 26 December, 1986)
Director: Idrees Khan
Music: Safdar Hussain
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Chakori, Musarrat Shaheen, Bahar, Afzaal Adeeb, Sawan

72. Gernail Singh (Punjabi – Friday, 27 February, 1987)
Director: Younis Malik
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Mustafa Qureshi, Chakori, Kaifee, Habib, Nanha, Adeeb, Bahar

73. Commando Action(Punjabi – Friday, 8 January, 1988)
Director: A. Riaz
Music: Mushtaq Ali
Actors: Nadira, Ghulam Mohayuddin, Mustafa Quresh, Shahid, Chakori, Shujaat Hashmi

74. Garm Lahoo (Punjabi – Friday, 11 March, 1988)
Director: M. Sharif
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Sultan Rahi, Shujaat Hashmi, Neelo, Durdana Rehman

75. Taqatwar(Punjabi – Monday, 25 July, 1988)
Director: Hasnain
Music: Zulfiqar Ali, Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Sultan Rahi, Mumtaz, Aliya, Javed Hassan, Afzaal Ahmad, Adeeb

76. Ishq Rog(Punjabi – Friday, 10 March, 1989)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Babra Sharif, Nadim Abbas, Waseem Abbas, Kaifee, Chakori, Sonia, Bahar, Afzal Ahmad

77. Grengo(Pashto – Friday, 14 July, 1989)
Director: Saeed Ali Khan
Music: S. Sunny
Actors: Musarrat Shaheen, Badar Munir, Chakori, Bedar Bakht, Durdana Rehman

78. Da Zulm Anjaam (Pashto – Friday, 1 September, 1989)
Director: Aziz Tabassum
Music: S. Sunny
Actors: Najma, Mustafa Qureshi, Asif Khan, Nazli, Chakori, Anita, Bahar

79. Lalu(Punjabi – Friday, 1 December, 1989)
Director: Faisal Ejaz
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Kaveeta, Sultan Rahi, Tanzeem Hassan, Chakori, Rangeela, Bahar

80. Meri Hathjori (Punjabi – Friday, 8 December, 1989)
Director: Masood Butt
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Asiya, Sultan Rahi, Kaifee, Chakori, Mustafa Qureshi

81. Malange Daku (Pashto – Friday, 19 January, 1990)
Director: Inayat Ullah Khan
Music: S.T. Sunny
Actors: Chakori, Badar Munir, Asif Khan Suneeta, Saba Shaheen

82. Bala(Pashto – Friday, 12 June, 1992)
Director: Qaisar Sanober
Music: Fazal Rabbi Pardesi
Actors: Chakori, Badar Munir, Nadia Hassan, Shahid Khan, Sonia

83. Zama Zid (Pashto – Friday, 12 June, 1992)
Director: Inayat Ullah Khan
Music: S. Sunny
Actors: Musarrat Shaheen, Badar Munir, Babar, Babra Raj, Chakori

84. Hamla(Pashto – Friday, 18 December, 1992)
Director: Darwesh
Music: Jahanzeb
Actors: Shehnaz, Badar Munir, Yasmin Khan, Chakori, Suneeta, Saba

85. Da Veeno Soudagar (Pashto – Friday, 14 October, 1994)
Director: Inayat Ullah Khan
Music: S. Sunny
Actors: Musarrat Shaheen, Asif Khan, Chakori, Nemat Sarhadi, Babra Raj

Chakori performed in 4 films as a supporting/guest artist, out of which 1 was in Urdu and 3 were in Punjabi.

1. Cheeta Chalbaz (Punjabi – Friday, 19 May, 1978)
Director: Altaf Hussain
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Aliya, Mustafa Qureshi, Najma, Aurangzeb, Naghma, Nanha, Ilyas Khasmiri, Chakori, Yasmin Khan, Romana, Hameed Chodhary, Shah Nawaz, Munir Zarif, Badar Munir (guest)

2. Shah Behram (Punjabi – Friday, 1 November, 1985)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Wajahat Attray
Actors: Mohammad Ali, Sultan Rahi, Anjuman, Kaifee, Iqbal Hassan, Adeeb, Chakori, Waseem Abbas, Bahar, Nanha, Afzaal Ahmad, Tariq Shah, Zahir Shah, Iqbal Durrani

3. Nachay Naagin (Punjabi – Friday, 25 September, 1987)
Director: Haidar Chodhary (also screenplay)
Music: M. Ashraf, M. Arshad
Actors: Nadra, Ismail Shah, Sultan Rahi, Talish, Rangeela, Adeeb, Humayun Qureshi, Jaggi Malik, Haidar Abbas, Khawar Abbas, Taya Barkat, Majeed Zarif, Irfan Khoost, Abid Butt, Asim Bukhari, (Guest: Chakori, Zamurrad)

4. Bandish(Urdu – Unknown)
Director: Saeed Rana
Music: Wajid Ali Nashaad
Actors: Saima, Shaan, Resham, Mohsin Khan, Shafqat Cheema, Mustafa Qureshi, Humayun Qureshi, Naghma, Durdana Rehman, Sardar Kemal, Chakori, Arshad Mehmood, Abid Ali

Chakori had one unreleased Punjabi film.
1. Shanakhat Parade (Punjabi – Unreleased)
Director: Kaifee
Music: Tafoo
Actors: Chakori, Kaifee, Inayat Hussain Bahhti, Mustafa Qureshi

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