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Roshan Atta, a seasoned actress of her time

By: Hafa Ali

Roshan Atta  was a popular radio, television and film actress from Pakistan. After her start as a voice actress in Pakistan Radio drama, she became popular on-stage, as a TV and film actress.Atta was born to a doctor’s home in the village Sultan Kot, Shikarpur district, in the year 1940. She moved to Saudi Arabia with her family, and after spending some years there, she returned to Hyderabad and resumed her studies there.

Her first Sindhi play Moonjharan Jo Maag was aired in 1972. She became a popular figure of both Sindhi and Urdu plays, including: Gharbhaati, Oalra, Jiyapo, Bure Hin Bhanbhor Mein, and Jungle.
She also acted in Sindhi films, including:, Dharti Dil Waran Ji, Faislo Zamir Jo, Mamta, Rat Aeen Ajrak, Dharti, Lal Kunwar, Ghoonghat Laah Kunwar.
Atta also acted in telefilms, including Bainsar Adal Ji and Darya Par. She received a Life Achievement Award from PTV. She died at the age of 71, on 30 March 2011 from illness.

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