Suraiya Jamaal Sheikh known as Suraiya was a singer and actress in Indian films in the 40s and 50s. She was a popular actress and singer and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum (Urdu: ملکہ ترنم, English: the queen of melody) in the sub-continent.Later the title was given to Noor Jehan 1930-1947,1963. Born to the owner of a small furniture shop in Gujranwala, Punjab, (which is in modern-day Pakistan). She was the only child of her parents. She was not formally trained in music; yet she went on to become a successful singing actress.