Anwar Maqsood-Poetry, Biography, Family, and Career.

Anwar Maqsood

Anwar Maqsood is a Pakistani Actor, Scriptwriter, TV Host, and Lyricist. Maqsood received the Presidential Pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Crescent of Excellence) from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. He earned critical acclaim from his Program Loose Talk, in which Anwar Maqsood and Moeen Akhtar worked together. He is also famous for his comedic poetry. 

Anwar Maqasood’s Age

Born on September 7, 1940, in Indian Hyderabad, Anwar Maqsood’s age is Eighty.

Anwar Maqsood’s Family, Wife, and Siblings

Maqsood’s elder Sister, Fatima Surayya Bajia, looked after her younger brothers and sisters. Anwar Maqsood’s Sister Zehra Nigah is a famous Urdu Language Poet. One of Anwar Maqsood’s brothers, Ahmed Maqsood, served in the Sindh Government as Chief Secretary. Renowned Cooking Expert, Zubaida Akhtar (late), Popularly known as Zubaida Appa, was also Anwar Maqsood’s Sister. He married Imrana Maqsood, to whom Anwar has two children. 

Early Life and Career

Anwar received his early education at Gulbarga Trust School in Aurangabad, India. Later, Anwar Maqsood’s family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan, as a result of Partition. 

Anwar started his career as a TV Presenter at PTV News, where he hosted several shows like Show Sha, Studio Dhai, and Studio Ponay teen. Anwar Maqsood is famous for encouraging Co-Artists, and he always bucks them up. Well-known Pakistani Urdu Language and Stand Up Comedian Moin Akhtar was introduced by Anwar Maqsood. 

Anwar Maqsood’s Career at Pakistan Television

  • Aik Sachi Chuk
  • Aik Thi Safia
  • Amma
  • Aangan Terha
  • Chun Chunao
  • Daur-e-Junoon
  • Fifty Fifty
  • Fanooni Latifey
  • Half Plate
  • Is Tarah To Hota Hai
  • Karim Sahib Ka Ghar 
  • Mirza and Sons
  • Nasri Ganey
  • Show Time
  • Show Sha
  • Silver Jubilee
  • Studio Dhaai
  • Studio Poney Teen
  • Talaash
  • Zia Mohi-ud-Din Show

Career at NTM

  • Studio Chaar Bees
  • Sitara Aur Mehrunnisa
  • Nadan Nadia
  • Colony 52 


  • Loose Talk at ARY (Staring Anwar Maqsood and Moin Akhtar)
  • Majoo Mian
  • Koi Aur Hai
  • Hum Pe Jo Guzarti Hai
  • Paunay August 14
  • Sawa August 14
  • Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna
  • Nestlé Nido Young Stars
  • Siachen

Anwar’s Awards

Legendary Anwar Maqsood received the following awards;

  • Pride of Performance Award
  • Hilal-e-Imtiaz Award 
  • Lifetime Achievement Honour at 4th Pakistan Media Awards & Hum TV Awards ceremony

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