Runa Laila turns 70

Today (November 17) is the 70th birthday of Runa Laila, one of the most popular singers in South Asia.

She was born on November 17 in 1952 in Sylhet.

She started her career in Pakistan film industry in late 1960s.

At the age of 14, she made her breakthrough with a song.

She sang in Bangla, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Gujarati, Pashto, Baluchi, Arabic, Persian, Malay, Nepalese, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, French and English languages.

Runa Laila started her professional career in 1965. She played two songs in the Pakistani film ‘Jugnu’. Her first song was ‘Gudiya Si Munni Meri Bhaiya Ki Pyari’ and the second song was ‘Marna Bhi Nahin Aasan’ which was a love song.

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