Moin Akhtar was a great legend and an irreplaceable asset of Pakistan. He played a great role in television, stage and film. He was a great impersonator and had a great humor. Moin Akhtar has also been given several shows for hosting and he performed his job perfectly well.
Moin Akhtar was born in the year 1950 on 24th December. His parents migrated during the subcontinent partition from India to Pakistan. He was extremely versatile and flourished amazingly during his lifetime and career. Moin made his debut on television before stepping into other platforms of media. His first appearance was aired on PTV on 6th September. This occurred in 1966. The drama was in the memory of defense day of Pakistan. Moin Akhtar did many different plays after this debut plan.
Moin Akhtar made a great squad with Bushra Ansari and the very famous Anwar Maqsood. Moin Akhtar despite being in stage shows and in multiple humorous roles maintained the etiquette. He kept his performance very decent which made him loved by all ages and was considered suitable for a healthy and light family time. Moin Akhtar collaborated with Umer Sharif to do a play in India. This made his name rise up to new levels and made him even more popular.
Moin Akhtar is also one of the people who got honorary citizenship from Dallas as an award for his outstanding performances and achievements. Moin Akhtar passed away in 2011 due to a heart attack leaving thousands of people grieving. His funeral was led by Junaid Jamshed. Madam Tussauds contacted Moin’s family expressing their wish to make a wax statue of Moin as a reminder. This would be the first wax statue of a Pakistani citizen in the museum.
Popular actress of Pakistan Mishi Khan made her debut as Uroosa in a drama. Her smile used to brighten the whole aura of the scene. Mishi started her career from Uroosa. Her innocence in Uroosa drama brought her close to public. She was loved for her cute smile. Uroosa, Ghazi Shaheed, Jannat se nikali hui aurat, Sher dil, Ajaib Khana, Khala Khairan are some of the popular dramas of Mishi.
Mishi khan is also a great singer. Her song Mahiya was a super hit and was nominated for the Best Debut song category in Indus Music Awards 2004.
Mishi is not only a singer and an actress but also a producer. She produced her music album. She has a plan of producing a Tele film in the future. Right now she is working on her music album which will be soon in the market. Mishi also worked as a host. ‘Sunday with Mishi, Eon One, Khatay Peetay are some of the shows hosted by her. Mishi also proved her mettle in films.
Mehak Ali is a great Pakistani actress, model and singer of Pakistani media. She was born on June 27, 1993. Mehak has an indeed a glamorous and elegant personality.
She started her career in performing arts and did several plays. She remained unknown as an actor in the early period of her acting career. But in the late 2000’s till today’s time, Mehak Ali was able to make her place in the industry very nicely. Her acting skills are much more enhanced and polished. She has become more choosy and versatile in her roles now.
Some of Mehak’s plays are Saheli, Main Abdul Qadir hoon, Khushboo ka ghar, Iman, Sapno ki Oat ma, Mujhe Roothna na dena etc. Her acting was highly appreciated in Main Abdul Qadir Hoon. Although it was a side role of Fahad Mustafa’s mother’s friend, but she played it very nicely and made it an important part in the story.
Apart from dramas, Mahak ali has great interest in music. She is also a singer. She did a music album , Magic, which was a super hit and whose 2 million copies got sold in the first go. Her second music album was, Time to Remember. Mehak has also hosted a Live Music Show, Suron ma Rang Bharay.
Mehak also did Fashion modeling and commercials. Currently, she is busy directing a feature film.
As a person, Mehak is very honest and simple. She does not like hypocrite people.
Popular Pakistani TV actress Marina Khan is a Pathan, born on December 26, 1962. Her father was Pakistani and mother was English. She is a typical Capricorn by being lively, stubborn, humorous, romantic, sensitive and committed.
Marina made her debut in a PTV drama Rashid Minhas Shaheed. After that, she was seen in PTV’s greatest Pakistani drama Tanhaiyan, as the Pink Panther Girl-Saniya. She gained huge popularity as Saniya. After winning public’s heart as Saniya in Tanhaiyan, Marina Khan was seen as Dr. Zoya Khan in famous Pakistani drama Dhoop Kinaray, which was also a great classic drama and gained huge popularity. Nijaat, Ehsas, Tanha etc. are some of the dramas which earned fame and love to Marina Khan.
Marina Khan didn’t only stick to dramas, but also hosted cooking shows and morning shows.
Currently, Marina is working as a producer and director, and runs her own production house by the name of Fat Cat Productions. She works in collaboration with her husband, Jaleel Akhtar, who is also a very famous TV Producer. Marina khan got married to Jaleel Akhtar, way back in 1989.
As a director, Marina Khan directed a popular drama on Geo TV, Azar ki Aye Gi Baraat. Which has led to the third season of Ainee ki Ayegy Baraat.
Marina Khan has recently shifted to Canada.
One of the most talented Pakistani comedy actors, a comedy icon is Majid Jahangir. Majid Jahangir features in the most popular Pakistani TV comedy show of 80’s, ‘Fifty Fifty’. This show takes everyone back to the golden era of 80’s when this show was most famous. Everyone used to leave everything, whatever work they were doing and sit in front of TV to watch ‘ Fifty Fifty’.
Majid Jahangir’s best skit is ‘Ajab keh raha ha bhai’, in which he has acted with Ismail tara. Together, they made a great talented creative couple. But Majid is well known for doing Qawali skits in Fifty-Fifty show. He also did theatre and dramas. Even today people recognize him by his Qawali skits. Majid Jahangir has also been awarded Pride of Performance award.
Mr. Majid Jahangir is also a script writer. He has written many scripts for several skits in fifty –fifty as well. He was a true comedy king of his times.
Nowadays, Majid does not appear much on TV, and the reason behind this, according to him, which he gave in his interview on one TV channel , is that, comedy and satire are not taken as an art form but rather as a medium to insult the power holders. Comedy is no more a comedy, but rather has taken a vulgar form.
There is a French proverb:
“Without Grace, Beauty is an unbaited hook.”
And only one name pops up in my mind whenever I read this proverb. Mahnoor Baloch. Popular TV actress Mahnoor Baloch is one of the most graceful women in Pakistani media and fashion industry. She is considered one of the top models in fashion industry of Pakistan. Mahnoor is indeed an elegant beauty. Pleasant smile and looks to die for, Mahnoor rules the hearts of millions of her fans.
Mahnoor was born on July 14, 1970, in USA. She was only 15 years old when she got married. She has three daughters and two sons. And still, she is as beautiful and elegant as ever. Mahnoor came into Fashion world after her marriage. She was 20 years old, when she started fashion modeling.
Later on she was offered roles in dramas. Mahoonor Baloch’s debut drama was Marvi in 1993. Her appearance was appreciated in the serial and since then, Mahnoor never looked back. Marvi, Lamhay, Doosra Asman, Shiddat, Kabhi Kabhi Pyar ma, Yeh Zindagi, Noor Bano, Nur Pur ki Rani, Sila, Ladies Park are some of her famous dramas.
Mahnoor herself is a director. She has directed drama Lamhay in 2000 and Pathar ki Chaon drama serial. Mahnoor is also working in a Hollywood movie Two Mothers. This is ready to be released soon. Mahnoor has also done music videos of popular Pakistani male singer Faakhir and commercials of top brands.
Famous Pakistani TV and movie actress Mahira Khan was born on December 21, 1982. Some people are born lucky. They get their dreams, as soon as they dream about it. Mahira Khan is one of such lucky people. To be an actor was always her dream. Her entry into the world of Pakistani dramas, as Khirad Ehsan, in Hum TV’s Drama Serial HUMSAFAR won the hearts of people throughout the country. Humsafar became one of the most famous and widely known and memorable drama in the history if Pakistani Media industry.
Mahira Khan started her media career by becoming VJ (Video Jockey) in MTV’s show Most Wanted. She also did a show Weekend with Mahira, as VJ on ARY Digital Channel. Mahira Khan is also a well reputed model. She has done various modeling shoots for magazines, clothing, and accessories of different brands. Recently, she has done a ramp walk on PFDC L’Oreal Paris Bridal Week 2011 wearing Umer Saeed’s collection.
Popular Pakistani director Shoaib Mansoor thought of no one but Mahira Khan, when he defined the character of Ayesha in her Movie BOL. Mahira amazed the audience with her acting skills, charm and innocence in the movie Bol.
‘Kaam itna kro k thak jao’, this was once advised to a young girl by her father. And today, that young girl is living her father’s words successfully. Mahira Hafeez Khan Askari, commonly known as Mahira, Mena, or Mairu, and famously known as Khirad of HUMSAFAR, is the style idol of Pakistani media. Today, Mahira Khan is the most wanted stylish and hard working VJ, Model and Actor of Pakistani Media.
Mahira Khan got married in 2007 to a creative director of Pakistani Media, Ali Askari. Today Mahira is a mother of a 4 year old Azlaan.
Madiha Gohar is a very famous female Pakistani drama and movie director. Madiha Gohar has worked tirelessly on all her projects to bring her home land pride. She dreamt of getting Pakistan internationally recognized for its rich heritage and great films and serials. Madiha Gohar is also the elder sister of the famous actress/writer, Faryal Gohar.
Madiha Gohar has done efforts ever since she stepped into the media industry. As little as she was, she learnt all the fall backs of the industry and realized that something had to be done. She took up projects that showed her individual personality and her desires. Madiha played several roles to enhance social fields and cultural fields.
Due to Madiha’s efforts and her attachment to the field she was nominated for Prince Claus Award. This award was a token of appreciation for her efforts by the Danish government to her. The award distribution was held in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad.
The award ceremony was attended by many prominent and leading personalities of Pakistan and of other countries. The Danish ambassador to Pakistan was also present at the occasion along with the Federal Minister of Culture of Pakistan since Madiha herself promotes and represents the culture of Pakistan in all her projects. Madiha Gohar is a very well known director who has gained recognition throughout the media industry. She has also worked in collaboration with Ajoka Theatre group for several theatres. Her theater work too was adored by all her fans.
Badar Khalil is a famous Pakistani actress and she got married to Shahzad Khalil who was the director of the play that made her famous, named ‘Bi Jamalo’. She was known to be a very reliable performer and her nature was very polite off the screen and off stage as well. She moved with her husband to Karachi after working for a short time period at LTV. In Karachi her first main appearance was in ‘Unkahi’ which was a classic Haseena Moin special.
Career highlights of Pakistani TV Actress Badar Khalil
One of the most admiring and successful TV actress is Badar Khalil. She started her career with children’s shows on PTV channel in 1969. After some time her acting talent was readily accepted and she started working in plays as well. She was recognized after her great performance in the play called ‘Bi Jamalo’. She herself acted as Bi Jamalo in that play.
In 1988 Badar went through a very difficult stage when her husband passed away because of cardiac arrest. The news of her husband’s death at an early age was very shocking to whole country including her two sons Ibrahim and Umar. Badir Khalil has worked in many drama serials and she has effectively performed variety of roles. The actress Badar Khalil has been nominated in awards categories. The Pakistani actress Badar Khalil has a prolonged acting career and she still continues to show her acting skills in various drama serials on various TV channels.
Popular Pakistani TV Actor Behroz Sabzwari, famously known as Qabacha, is a living institution of Performing Arts. Behroz Sabzwari was born in 1957, in Karachi ,Pakistan.
Behroz Started his Career from Radio Pakistan. In 1967, he stepped into acting career. Behroz Sabzwari first drama was Dadajan Nanajan, as a child star, from PTV. Behroz is a multi talented actor. He has not only done dramas, but, has also made a name in stage, theatre and film.
Khuda ki Basti, Mera naam Mangoo, Tanhaiyan, Humsafar, Dhoop Kinaray, Mandi, Uljhan, Professor, Yeh Zindagi ha are some of his most famous plays.
In the field of film, Chief Saab, Dil walay , Halchal, Khulay Asmaan kay neechay, Naseeb, Ek aur Love Story and Mushkil are some of the work done by Behroz.
Behroz Sabzwari is most commonly known and remembered as Qabacha in Tanhaiyan, a PTV Classic Drama. He can do almost every role. From Comical Qabacha , to sweet , sophisticated and loving father in Humsafar.
Behroz Sabzwari has been awarded Pride of Performance Award in 2009 for his contribution to Pakistani Media.
Talking about the personal life of Behroz Sabzwari, Behroz is the brother in Law of great Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh. Behroz Sabzwari has 5 sons, from which, Shehroz Sabzwari has also entered into media, like his father. Behroz Sabzwari continues his acting career by working in various roles and dramas.