- Gender: Female
- Birthday: 1937-01-01
- Day of Death: 1992-10-29 ( 55 years old )
- Place of Birth: Aligarh, United Provinces, British India
- Also Known As: نیّر سُلطانہ / Nayar Sultana / Tayyaba Bano / طیّبہ بانو / Malka-i- Jazbaat / Queen of Sentiments
Nayyar Sultana was an actress from Pakistan. She became one of the foremost screen actresses of Lollywood in the 1950s and 1960s. he started her movie career with Anwar Kamal Pasha’s film Qatil in 1955 as a supporting actress. Her parents were related to actress Shamim Bano, wife of famous Pakistani film producer/director Anwar Kamal Pasha. Later the same year, she landed the second lead in Humayon Mirza’s Intikhab (1955). Thereafter, she started performing lead roles with the screen name Nayyar Sultana. Her notable films include Saat Lakh (1957), Baaji (1963), Mazloom (1959), Saheli (1960).
She briefly left the industry after her marriage with Darpan. She had a comeback in the late 1960s, but most of her films like Ek Musafir Ek Haseena (1968), Meri Bhabhi (1969), Hamjoli (1970) and Azmat (1973) were not very successful at the box office.
In the 1970s, she moved to performing character roles in S. Sulaiman’s Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon and two films by Hassan Tariq, Mazi Haal Mustaqbil and Seeta Maryam Margaret. These were her last critically acclaimed films before she gradually faded away from the screen. After the death of her husband, Darpan, in 1981, Nayyar managed his recruiting agency till her own death. She appeared in a few movies in the next decade. Nayyar Sultana had worked in over 225 films during her 37-year movie career and received a number of awards. She was known for performing tragic roles; as otherwise known as queen of emotions.