Syed Kamal

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This article is about the actor. For the British politician, see Syed Kamall.
Syed Kamal
سید کمال
Born (1934-04-27)April 27, 1934
Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, British India
Died October 1, 2009(2009-10-01) (aged 75)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation Actor, producer, director
Years active 1945–2002

Syed Kamal (Urdu: سید کمال‎; April 27, 1934 – October 1, 2009) was a Pakistani film and TV actor. He had worked in 4 Bollywood films before migrating to Pakistan.

Kamal was a popular film star of in the 1960s and the 1970s. Kamal, whose film Tauba became a success, has a striking resemblance to the Indian filmstar Raj Kapoor, and he is not evasive about this issue. He said once, "People used to mistake me for Raj Kapoor while I was in Bombay and he enjoyed it". In fact, according to Pakistani script writer Sufyan Afaqi, Kamal used to practice Raj Kapoor's scenes in front of mirror. Kamal's first appearance in his Pakistani movie "Thandi Sarak" was meant to resemble Raj Kapoor.

After retirement from films, he began acting in TV dramas at fairly advanced age. His most notable TV appearance is in hit TV drama Kashkol in which he played a wealthy businessman whose son (played by his real life son, Ghalib Kamal) becomes addicted to heroin.


Kamal died on October 1, 2009 at Karachi after lingering illness. He was 75.[1]


The following films were directed by Kamal:

  • "Shehnai" (Kamal-Deepa)
  • "Insaan aur gadha" (Kamal-Nisho-Rozina)
  • "Yahan say wahan tak" (Kamal-Mumtaz)
  • "Honey moon" (Kamal-Husna-Rozina)
  • "Roop Behroop" (producer-director-actor Kamal opposite Nisho)
  • "Doosri maan" (Kamal-Shamim Ara)
  • "Meray bacchay meri Aankhein" (Kamal-Deeba)
  • "Dard-e-dil" (Kamal-Zeba)
  • "Aaliya" (Kamal-Shamim Ara)

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  1. ^ "Famous actor Syed Kamal passes away- News". Retrieved October 2, 2009. 

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