Anwar Maqsood Hameedi

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Not to be confused with Anwar Masood.
Anwar Maqsood
انور مقصود
Born Anwar Maqsood Hameedi
Hyderabad State, (now in India)
Occupation Playwright, lyricist, satirist
Nationality Pakistani
Subject Entertainment
Notable works Loose Talk
Angan Tehra

Anwar Maqsood Hameedi (Urdu: انور مقصود حمیدی‎; b. 1935) commonly known as Anwar Maqsood (Urdu: انور مقصود‎) is a Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his artists write ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in late 1970s.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Maqsood was born on 7th September, 1935, in Hyderabad State (now in India), Maqsood studied at the Gulbarga Trust School in Aurangabad.[2] He belongs to an prominent families of Pakistan which includes his sister Fatima Surayya Bajia who is a known writer in Pakistan and South East Asia, his another sister Zohra Nigah known poet, and his brother, Ahmed Maqsood, former Chief Secretary of Sindh. His wife is a known novelist Imrana Maqsood and son Bilal Maqsood a pop rock and lead guitarist of rock band called Strings.[3]


Maqsood has been associated for many years with Pakistan Television Corporation where he served as presenter for a variety of its shows including Studio Dhai and then Studio Ponayteen along with Show Sha and a large number of others.[4][5]

As a writer[edit]

He wrote various successful plays for television industry in Pakistan which as follows.[6]

  • Fifty Fifty (sketch comedy)
  • Show Time (comedy interactive show)
  • Aangan Terha (drama series)
  • Half Plate (theatrical teleplay)
  • Fanooni Latifey (teleplay)
  • Show Sha
  • Silver Jubilee show
  • Studio Dhaai
  • Studio Paunay Teen
  • Talaash (miniseries)
  • Aisa Bhi Hota Hai
  • Colony 52
  • Sitara Aur Mehrunnisa (drama)
  • Nadan Nadia (sitcom)
  • Loose talk
  • Majoo Mian
  • Koi Aur Hai
  • Hum Pe Jo Guzarti Hai
  • Pawney 14 August
  • Sawa 14 August


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