Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times


Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times (2015) was first published by Libredux, UK. A Pakistani edition has been brought out by Libredux Pakistan in 2016. It is the first complete biography of the legendary Pakistani filmmaker, screen idol and writer Waheed Murad. It forms a part of the trilogy “Visionaries for our times” by Khurram Ali Shafique. The other two titles in the series are Iqbal: His Life and Our Times (2014) and Cyrus the Great: His Life and Our Times (expected 2017).


Cover design by Mellowatts Design.


Prologue: A Question

  • Can the people of Pakistan find through their recent heritage the much-needed confidence in their collective existence?

Chapter 1: The Man Behind the Legend

  • A compact biography of Waheed Murad, tracing the background of family and outlining his personal and professional life, his ambitions and aspirations, his untimely death and the aftermath

Chapter 2: The Filmmaker

  • An in-depth study of the films produced by Waheed Murad under his own banner, “Film Arts”

Chapter 3: The Writer

  • A scholarly appraisal of the contribution of Waheed Murad to the literature of his people through the three films which he wrote

Chapter 4: The Chocolate-Cream Hero

  • Sociological and psychological study of the rise of Waheed Murad as an iconic hero of the silver screen in Pakistan – a classification of his film roles, and what do they tell us about the society that endorsed them

Epilogue: The Answer

  • “Can the people of Pakistan find through their recent heritage the much-needed confidence in their existence as a people?” This question is answered here in the light of what has been presented in the four chapters of the book

Awards Received by Waheed Murad, Complete Filmography and References

  • Indispensable for further research on the subject

How to purchase


The book can be ordered from many online bookstores, including the following:

Customers from Pakistan can write to [email protected] for facilitation in acquiring the Pakistani edition.


Visit the Waheed Murad Website for further information about the book, updates and press gallery, and a treasure trove of information, pictures, videos and songs related to Waheed Murad.


Libredux UK includes this volume in the series, Visionaries for Our Times, which also includes Iqbal: His Life and Our Times (2015) and Cyrus the Great: His Life and Our Times (expected 2016).