Runa Laila is considered to be one of the most popular singers produced in Pakistan. Born in 1952, she began her career at
14 and gave tough competition to reigning playback singers Noor Jehan and Mala; her songs in Anjuman (1970) and Umrao Jaan
Ada (1972) became a rage and although the films had Noor Jehan listed as a playback singer, Runa sang more songs. She
left Pakistan in 1975 and settled abroad but she keeps treating her fans to the Runa Magic by performing here and there.