Musarrat Nazir is a Pakistani singer and actress who sang and acted in many Urdu and Punjabi films. Musarrat Nazir sang and acted in many Urdu and Punjabi films. She was popular and critically acclaimed, winning 3 Nigar awards for best actress (Pakistani "Oscars"). After her film career, she focused on singing, mostly wedding and folk songs. She was born to a middle-class family on October 13, 1940. Her parents were of Punjabi origin from Lahore. Her father, Khwaja Nazeer Ahmed, worked for the municipal corporation as a registered contractor at the time of her birth. Musarrat lives with her husband in Toronto, Canada.