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Biography of King of Urdu Comedy, Moin Akhtar.

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Moin Akhtar

Moin Akhtar was a renowned Pakistani Comedian, Writer, TV Host, Stage Artist, and Parody Expert. He is recognized as King of Urdu Comedy. He was born in 1950 in Uttar Pradesh, India, and emigrated to Karachi soon after Partition. After Spending sixty years of excellence, Akhtar died in 2011 in Karachi. His death was regarded as a significant loss to the Pakistani TV Industry. His funeral was a public affair. Thousands of people gathered in Karachi to attend his Funeral led by Famous Religious Scholar (Late) Junaid Jamshed. 

Moin Akhtar’s Career

Moin started his career when he was at the age of thirteen. On 6 September 1966, he started his TV Career at a Reality Show on Pakistan’s National TV. Akhtar Hosted many TV Shows on PTV (Pakistan Television). He has hosted shows where renowned personalities were invited, like Gen. Zia Ul Haq, Gen. Pervaiz Musharaf, King Husain of Jordan, Dawoodi Al-Joza, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, General Yahya Khan, Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, and Veteran Indian Actor Dilip Kumar.

The trio of Moeen Akhtar, Anwar Maqsood, and Bushra Ansari was trendy during Late 20th Century. From 2005 onwards, Moeen Akhtar and Anwar Maqsood were appeared in ARY’s Loose Talk in over 400 Shows. Radio Pakistan was critically acclaimed because of Remarkable work from Bushra Ansari, Anwar Maqsood and Moin Akhtar. 

Moin Akhtar’s TV Dramas

  • Show Time
  • Show Sha
  • Mirza Aur Hameeda
  • Makan No 47
  • Bandar Road Sey Kemari
  • Rafta Rafta
  • Guum
  • Hariyale Banney
  • Choun Chan Ahoo
  • Nokar Key Agey Chaaker
  • Kia Bane Baat
  • Baby

Moin Akhtar’s Shows

  • Yes Sir No Sir
  • Apka Anwer Maqsood
  • Moin Akhter Show
  • Such Much
  • Loose Talk
  • Half Plate
  • Family-93
  • Fifty Fifty
  • Hello Hello
  • Intezar Farmaye
  • Dollar Man
  • Aangan Terha
  • Bakra Qiston Pe

Telefilms of Moin Akhtar

  • Kuch Kuch Such Much
  • Such Much Ki Eid
  • Such Much Ka Election
  • Eid Train

Moin Akhtar’s Awards

Moin was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Dallas and Special Comedy Awards in the 1st Indus Awards Ceremony. In recognition of Moin’s exceptional service towards Pakistan’s TV Industry, the Government of Pakistan awarded him with; 

  • Presidential Pride of Performance
  • Sitara-i-Imtiaz

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