Habib was a versatile film hero in Pakistani Urdu and Punjabi films, who played the young-to-old roles when he was on the peak of his film career. His first film Lakht-e-Jiggar was released in 1956 and his last relased film was Teacher in 2015 – a remarkable film career of 59 years..!
Habib was first film hero to complete 100 films landmark. He was also the third most successful film hero in both Urdu and Punjabi films after Sudhir and Ejaz. He was also the second generation of top film heroes after Nazir, Sudhir, Santosh and Aslam Pervez from the 1950s.