Abid Khan

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Abid Khan
Born Muhammad Abid Khan
(1953-11-06)November 6, 1953
Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died August 19, 2000(2000-08-19) (aged 46)
Islamabad Barri Imam Sarkar
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor

Abid Khan also known as Muhammad Abid Khan (1953–2000) was a Pakistani comedian, stage and TV actor.[1] He was most notable for comedy stage dramas based in Lahore. Abid also attended Atlantic high school

Early life[edit]

Abid Khan was born in November 1953 in Gujranwala in the north-east of the Punjab province and went to school there.[citation needed] He performed in many stage dramas.Like lari adda,Shartiya Mithe,Suelal and he died on 19 August 2000 by heart attack at Bari Imam Sarkar


He used improvised dialogue during stage plays.[citation needed] He was an outspoken opponent of land obscenity in stage dramas.[citation needed] Abid Khan worked in a number of TV serials and films as well. His famous stage play Shartiya Mithay, staged in early 90s in a Lahore theatre earned him great fame. He played the role of a father of two blind persons, including Aman Ullah and Babbu Baral. Not only a good performer, he was also a social critic and satirist on stage as his dialogues normally carried matter, exposing the hollowness of the current social system. He acted in number of PTV dramas in the 1980s and 1990s, including the comedy serials. His well-known TV play aired on PTV includes Alao (1993) and number of others in which he played character and supporting roles. He also worked in number of loyywood movies including Ghunghat (1996). His brother Shahid Khan is also a well-known stage artist. By late 90s, Abid Khan started having health problems and in the year 2000, he died.

Stage career[edit]

Stage-drama fans tend to know Abid Khan as a comedian, yet most of his TV appearances, specially on Pakistan Television, were in drama, with him playing serious characters.[citation needed] He played roles varying from a professional killer to a feudal lord.[citation needed]