Early life: Suraiya was born in Gujranwala, Punjab, the owner of a small furniture shop. Later, her father converted to Lahore.
Personal life: Suraiya was emotionally involved with actor Dev Anand. They worked in six films from 1948 to 1951 in their partnership. Suraiya was declared the first Melody Queen of the subcontinent, and later Nur Jihan was given the name.
Honors and recognition: On May 3, 2013, she honored with published of her picture on a postal stamp of India.
Last years and death: Suraiya lived in the Krishna Maratha Drive in Mumbai in the year 2004 until her death in cancer at the age of 74 in Mumbai.