Abid Ali (actor)

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Abid Ali
Abid Ali

(1952-03-17)17 March 1952
Died5 September 2019(2019-09-05) (aged 67)[1]
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
Years active1973–2019
Known forWaris
Spouse(s)Humaira Ali (1976 - 2019)
Rabia Noreen ( - 2019 )
RelativesIman Ali (daughter)
Rahma Ali (daughter)
Mariam Abid Ali (daughter)
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1986

Abid Ali (Urdu: عابد علی‎; 29 March 1952 – 5 September 2019)[1] 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).[2]


He was married twice. From his first marriage to actress and singer Humaira Ali (née Chaudhry),[3] he had three daughters including the supermodel-turned-actress Iman Ali as well as the actress and singer Rahma Ali.[4][3]

Early life and career[edit]

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 joined Radio Pakistan before going to Lahore after some struggle and launching his successful TV career with PTV's drama serial Jhok Sial in 1973.[2][1]

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[edit]

Abid Ali was hospitalized on 2 September 2019 at Liaquat National Hospital in Karachi.[5] He died on 5 September 2019 due to liver failure while in the hospital, aged 67.[1] He was laid to rest on 6 September 2019 after his funeral prayers were held at Masjid-e-Aashiq in Bahria Town, Karachi.[6][7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Selected television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
1973 Jhok Sial[1][8] PTV Home his debut role
1978–79 Waris[2][1][8] Dilawar Khan PTV Home
1983 Samundar Ahmad Kamal alias Iftikhar and Zaman PTV Home
1984 Aan PTV Home
1986 Waqt PTV Home
1987 Piyaas Qadeer Khan PTV Home
1989 Khwahish PTV Home
1991 Dooriyan Network Television Marketing
1993 Dasht[8] Network Television Marketing
2003 Mehndi Ali Hassan PTV Home
2004 Patal PTV Home
2004 Moorat Eunuch Reshma ARY Digital
2005 Naseeb PTV Home
2005 Matti PTV Home
2005 Mar Jayen Hum Tau Kiya ATV (Pakistan)
2006 Burns road ki neelofar ARY Digital
2013 Bunty I Love You[8] Patel Hum TV
2014 Rukhsati Geo TV
Khan Sahib Indus Vision
2015 Diyar-e-Dil[8] Agha Jan Hum TV
2016 Kuch Naa Kaho Sohail Hum TV
2017 Naagin Professor Abdul Quddus Geo Kahani
2017 Pinjra A-Plus TV
2017 Jaltay Gulaab
2017 Dastar e Ana TV One
2017 Daldal Saqib Hum TV
2017 Dil e Nadaan Express TV
2017 Gustakh Ishq Urdu1
2018 Tajdeed e Wafa Hum TV
2018 Aangan[8] Hum TV
2018 Dil Aara Nawab BOL
2018 Seerat Geo TV
2019 Dil Kiya Karay[8] Raza Geo TV
2019 Mera Rab Waris[8] Zaheer Geo TV
2019 Ramz-e-Ishq[8] Geo TV
2019 Mera Qasoor ARY Digital Last drama

Selected filmography[edit]

Title Year
Khak aur Khoon 1979
Gumnam 1983
Awaaz 1985
Roti 1988
Sarfarosh 1989
Nageena 1990
Insaniyat Kay Dushman[2] 1990
Kalay Chor[2] 1991
Watan Kay Rakhwalay 1991
Cobra 1991
Fateh 1992
Sher Punjab Da 1994
Jungle Ka Qanoon 1995
Moosa Khan 2004
Mr. Bhatti On Chutti 2009
Heer Maan Ja[5] 2019

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Veteran Pakistani actor Abid Ali passes away Khaleej Times (newspaper), Published 5 September 2019, Retrieved 20 November 2020
  2. ^ a b c d e Saadia Qamar (22 December 2011), "Tete-a-tete with Abid Ali" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019
  3. ^ a b Khushbakht Shahid (21 April 2018), "Pakistani mother-daughter celebrities who were too good to be ignored" The Business Recorder (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. ^ Mehek Saeed (7 March 2015) "Rahma Ali’s gaari moving forward halke halke" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Veteran actor Abid Ali hospitalized over severe health condition". The News International. 2 September 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Acting legend Abid Ali laid to rest in Karachi". Samaa TV News website. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Eminent actor Abid Ali laid to rest". Dawn (newspaper). 7 September 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Legendary actor Abid Ali is no more". The News International (newspaper).

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