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Roshan Atta, a seasoned actress

By: Juman Sargani

Roshan Atta was a popular radio, television and film actress of Pakistan. Rising from a radio drama voice to a popular stage, TV and film actress, Roshan Atta worked with utmost dedication and portrayed every character infusing life of reality.

Her first play in Sindhi ‘Moonjharan Jo Maag’ was aired in 1972. she became a popular figure of both Sindhi and Urdu plays. Among them, Gharbhaati, Oalra, Jiyapo, Bure Hin Bhanbhor Mein and Jungle were the most popular.She also acted in many Sindhi films. Dharti Dil Waran ji, Faislo Zamir Jo, Mamta, Rat Aeen Ajrak, Dharti Lal Kunwar, Ghoonghat Laah Kunwar were a few to mention which added to her laurels. Besides she acted in a number of telefilms such as Bainsar Adal Ji and Darya Par. She died on Wednesday 30th March 2011 after protracted illness at the age of 71.[2]

In the later 1980s, she joined hands with Shahzadi, another popular radio voice and TV actress, in organising some cultural shows which did not become a successful venture owing to management failure, however she continued with her acting profession.

Recognising her services, she was conferred life Achievement Award by the PTV, besides a number of awards by some private organiosations.

She passed away on Wednesday 30th March 2011 after protracted illness. She died in abject poverty because papers for providing her government assistance were yet to move and bring some relief to her before death. She was 71.

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