Noor Jehan was born at Qasur, Pakistan on September 21, 1926. Baby Noor Jehan pursued her early training with Ustad Ghulam Mohammed Khan. Noor Jehan moved to Calcutta where she became a stage actress at the rather tender age of 6. It was also around that time that Punjabi movie makers, like K.D. Mehra, were looking to staff their Lahore productions with the right kind of people. Mehra can take credit for bringing the stage child of Calcutta to Lahore cinema.