Abid Ali (actor)
Abid Sher Ali
29 March 1952
|Died||5 September 2019 (aged 67)|
|Occupation||actor (television and film)|
|Spouse(s)||Humaira Ali (divorced) |
Rabia Noreen (-2019 his death);
|Relatives||Iman Ali (daughter) |
Rahma Ali (daughter)
Mariyam Ali (daughter)
|Awards||Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1985|
Abid Ali (29 March 1952 – 5 September 2019) was a Pakistani actor, director and producer. Ali acted in numerous television dramas and films but is best known for his role as Dilawar Khan in the PTV's classic drama Waris (1979).
He was married twice. From his former marriage to actress and singer Humaira Ali (née Chaudhry), he had three daughters, including the supermodel-turned-actress Iman Ali as well as the actress and singer Rahma Ali.
Early life and career
Born and educated in Quetta, Abid Ali was attracted to the arts from early age, writing stories and painting in his childhood and teenage years, and first entered Radio Pakistan before going to Lahore after some struggle and launching his successful TV career with PTV's drama serial Jhok Sial in 1973.
He launched himself as a director and producer with the 1993-hit drama Dasht, also the first private production for Pakistan, while the same year, for PTV this time, he directed the drama Doosra Aasman, the first drama shot abroad, followed by other projects for many channels, including Saheli in 2007, or Massi aur Malka, a family based-drama, in 2009, usually acting in these serials as well.
Illness and death
Ali was hospitalized on 2 September 2019 at Liaquat National Hospital in Karachi. He died on 5 September 2019 due to liver failure while in the hospital, aged 67. He was laid to rest on 6 September 2019 after his funeral prayers were held at Masjid-e-Aashiq in Bahria Town, Karachi.
Awards and recognition
|1973||Jhok Sial||PTV||debut role|
|1993||Dasht (TV series)|
|2004||Moorat||Eunuch Reshma||ARY Digital|
|2013||Bunty I Love You||Patel||Hum TV|
|Khan Sahib||Indus Vision|
|2015||Diyar-e-Dil||Agha Jan||Hum TV|
|2016||Kuch Naa Kaho||Sohail||Hum TV|
|2017||Naagin||Professor Abdul Quddus||Geo Kahani|
|2017||Jaltay Gulaab (TV series)|
|2017||Dastar e Ana||TV One|
|2017||Dil e nadaan||Express TV|
|2018||Tajdeed e Wafa||Hum TV|
|2019||Dil Kiya Karay||Raza||Geo TV|
|2019||Mera Rab Waris||Zaheer||Geo TV|
|2019||Mera Qasoor||ARY Digital||Last drama|
|Khak aur Khoon||1979|
|Insaniyat Kay Dushman||1990|
|Watan Kay Rakhwalay||1991|
|Sher Punjab Da||1994|
|Jungle Ka Qanoon||1995|
|Mr. Bhatti On Chutti||2009|
|Heer Maan Ja||2019|
- Saadia Qamar (22 December 2011), "Tete-a-tete with Abid Ali" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019
- Khushbakht Shahid (21 April 2018), "Pakistani mother-daughter celebrities who were too good to be ignored" The Business Recorder (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- Mehek Saeed (7 March 2015), "Rahma Ali’s gaari moving forward halke halke" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
- "Veteran actor Abid Ali hospitalized over severe health condition". The News International. 2 September 2019.
- "Acting legend Abid Ali laid to rest in Karachi". Samaa TV. 6 September 2019.
- "Eminent actor Abid Ali laid to rest". Dawn. 7 September 2019.
- Profile of Abid Ali on Urdubiography.com website Retrieved 3 June 2019
- "Legendary actor Abid Ali is no more". The News.
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