Mala Begum was a Pakistani playback singer of Urdu and Punjabi films. In the 1960s, Mala was a 'hit pair for singing duet film songs' with famous playback singer Ahmed Rushdi and they gave numerous hits to Pakistan film industry. She was also called Princess Mala Begum as she provided the singing voice for actresses who portrayed roles of royal and upper-class families in films. She sang many popular film songs spanning almost three decades of her singing career in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Mala's career suffered a setback with the arrival of Runa Laila in the Pakistani film industry.