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Iftikhar Thakur is a Pakistani stage actor from Mian Channu. He has starred in many stage dramas and telefilms in various languages, including Urdu, Punjabi, and Pothwari/Mirpuri. One of his most famous telefilms is The Miki Kharo England Series, which was successful among the Pothwari & Kashmiri community. Thakur has acted with the comedians Babbu Baral, Shahzada Ghaffar, Sohail Ahmad, Anwar Ali, Nasir Chinyoti, Tariq Teddi, Naseem Vicky, Amanat Chan, Sakhawat Naz, Nawaz Anjum, Sajan Abbas and Hameed Babar.. He has been recognised[by whom?] as one of the best stage comedians himself, through his performances in dramas including Mohabbat CNG and Chalak Totay His most popular Punjabi film is Wohti Ley K Jani Aay. He voluntarily works with patients and children who are suffering from thalassemia in the Amina Hospital in Multan, Pakistan. And also the Shokat Khanam Hospital both in Lahore and Pashewar.
Thakur worked in a motor workshop before he began his career as a stage actor in 2000.His Education is Master in Economics (MA-Economics from University of The Punjab). He became popular for his strange costumes, quick wit, funny body language and quirky appearance. His line, "Jhoot Bolda", is widely popular among his fans.. Thakur also took an eight-week long acting course from the New York Film Academy. He has also worked as a director and his directorial debut, a Punjabi stage drama called "Roti Khol Deyo", was the biggest hit[vague] of the year.
- "Iftikhar Thakur - Pakistani Stage Actor". Retrieved March 1, 2009.