Naseebo Lal is a Pakistani Punjabi singer who is known for her songs in Pakistan and India. Lal has sung for many Bollywood movies and is known for her brilliant voice. Unlike Reshman, Naseebo’s voice had the dexterity to be a mainstream film voice. In the process of commercialisation, she was transformed into a thin version of Madame Noor Jehan with glamorous apparel and a makeover that, alas, was not the innate style of the glorious Madame. Nevertheless, it was good to see a new talent from the nomadic margins of Punjab succeed at the national level. But then she was made to sing all sorts of numbers – from the tragic to lilting romantic songs, and from sizzling to downright innuendo-laden pieces.
She is married and has a baby.
Naseebo Lal emerged as a star from her early performances. Her earthy and soulful voice was an instant hit throughout the country, especially in the Punjab. After the exit of Madame Noor Jehan from the film industry, Naseebo was greeted as a long-awaited monsoon by Lollywood’s producers and directors. This was also the end of Naseebo’s innovativeness and range, as she was meant to fill a void, and she was made to sing in a similar vein. Bawdy Punjabi numbers where Mutiars yearn and chase love and lovers, were all now handled with much aplomb by Naseebo.
Naseebo Lal was called on a talk show on GEO TV and questioned for her singing vulgar songs for some Punjabi Lollywood movies in Pakistan. She stated that it was demanded by the producers. Later on a high court in Lahore, Pakistan banned some of Nabeebo Lal's songs as well as her sister Nooran Lal's songs. Lal's sister was also in a controversy regarding fake passports.
Naseebo Lal and Nooran Lal are from the marginalized community of gypsies who use the “gadvi” as a musical instrument. The clientele for the Lal sisters, in the main, happens to be the working class and this also explains why the Ziaist state and the MTV generation of elite youth find them distasteful. And they really don’t care.