Syed Musa Raza

Name Syed Musa Raza
Nationality Pakistani
Date of Birth 25 December, 1925
Place of Birth Lahore, Punjab, British India
Famous For Acting

Syed Musa Raza, Actors is famous for Acting, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 25 December, 1925

Syed Musa Raza better known as Santosh Kumar was a famous Pakistani film actor of 1950s and 1960s era. He belonged to a well educated family from Uttar Pradesh, India. He was married to Sabiha Khanum. His brother Darpan was also a renowned film actor during that period. His other brother S. Suleiman was a renowned film director.

Santosh Kumar was Pakistan's super star film hero along with Sudhir but he was the first ever top romantic hero. His first film was Ahensa in 1947 in India. In Pakistan, his first film was Beli in 1950 and in the same year he became hero of the first ever silver jubilee Urdu film Do aansoo.


Santosh Kumar’s real name was Syed Musa Raza. He was born in 1925 in Lahore, British India. However, he hailed from a noble Shia Muslim family of Uttar Pradesh, India. He graduated from Osmania University, Hyderabad, where he passed the I.Sc. (pre-graduate course) examination with high marks. Santosh Kumar was widely regarded as a dignified, intelligent, and charismatic fellow. He was often offered roles in government order, but he respectfully declined in favour of people, he felt, were better suited for such positions.
Santosh Kumar, owing to his education and awareness, was always designated to lead the entourage to represent Pakistan in the meetings held abroad. It was due to this factor that he was honourably called as the foreign minister of the Pakistan Film Industry. This was revealed by him in one of his interviews broadcast by the Radio Pakistan in mid sixties.

Initially, he was married to Jameela Begum, but subsequently married actress Sabiha. The first Nigar Award for best actor in the history of Pakistan was presented to him in film Waada. Shaam Dhalay is the only movie he produced, directed and played the lead role. He died on June 11, 1982 only months short of his first son, Syed Ahsan Raza's wedding.

1 1950 Beli (Punjabi) Shahina, Santosh, Sabiha, M. Ismael
2 1950 Do aansoo (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, Shamim, Ajmal, Allauddin
3 1950 Shammi (Punjabi) Shammi, Santosh, Ajmal, Shola, Ghulam Mohammad
4 1950 Gabhroo (Punjabi) Shamim, Santosh, Ajmal, Allauddin
5 1951 Akeli (Urdu) Ragni, Santosh, Neena, Nazar, Charlie
6 1951 Chann way (Punjabi) Noor Jehan, Santosh, Jahangir, Yasmin, Salim Raza
7 1953 Ghulam (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, Shammi, Ragni
8 1953 Awaaz (Urdu) Gulshan, Santosh, Majeed, Shahnawaz
9 1953 Sheri babu (Punjabi) Swarn Lata, Santosh, Nazar, Inayat Bhatti, Allauddin
10 1953 Mehbooba (Urdu) Shammi, Santosh, Asha Poslay, M. Ismael
11 1953 Gulnaar (Urdu) Noor Jehan, Santosh, Babbo, Zarif, Shahnawaz
12 1953 Aaghosh (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, M. Ismael
13 1954 Raat ki baat (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, Gulshan Ara, Allauddin
14 1955 Qatil (Urdu) Sabhia, Santosh, Musarrat Nazir, Aslam Pervez
15 1955 Pattan (Punjabi) Musarrat Nazir, Santosh, Aasha, Nazar, Allauddin
16 1955 Nazrana (Urdu) Ragni, Santosh, Zeenat, Nazar, Azad
17 1955 Inteqam (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, Shaheena, M. Ismael
18 1956 Hameeda (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, Ejaz, Shola, Zeenat, Nazir
19 1956 Lakht-e-jiggar (Urdu) Noor Jehan, Santosh, Yasmin, Habib
20 1956 Qismat (Urdu) Musarrat Nazir, Santosh, Yasmin, Majeed
21 1956 Intezaar (Urdu) Noor Jehan, Santosh, Asha Posley, Rani Kiran, Majeed
22 1956 Sarfarosh (Urdu) Sabiha, Santosh, Meena, Asif Jah, Ghulam Mohammad
23 1956 Miss 56 (Urdu) Meena Shori, Santosh, Aslam Pervez, Shamim Ara

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