Nazia Hassan

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Nazia Hassan (April 1965 – 13 August 2000) was a Pakistani pop singer, lawyer and social activist. Through her successful singing career, Hassan became one of subcontinent's singing legend and one of the most popular celebrities of South Asia. She had received numerous national and international awards, She was the first Pakistani to win Filmfare Award in the Best Female Playback Singer category and remains the youngest winner to date when she was 15. Hassan is a recipient of Pakistan's highest civilization Pride of Performance. Hassan made her singing debut with the song "Aap Jaisa Koi", from the Indian film Qurbani (1980) made her famous in Pakistan and all of South Asia in the 1980s. Her debut album, Disco Deewane (1981), also charted in fourteen countries worldwide and became the best-selling Asian pop record up until that time. She, along with her brother Zohaib Hassan, went on to sell over 60 million records worldwide. In addition to singing in films, Hassan had engaged in philanthropic activities, and was appointed as United Nations Security Council at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for Child Rights in 1991. She was also the member of Political Analyst for United Nations (1992-1994).