Ali Ejaz

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Ali Ejaz
Born
Syed Ejaz Ahmed Gilani Soharwardi

(1942-10-21)21 October 1942
Died18 December 2018(2018-12-18) (aged 76)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1971 – 2018
Awards2 Nigar Awards
Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1993

Ali Ejaz (21 October 1942 – 18 December 2018) was a Pakistani film and television actor known for his film roles in FBI Operation Pakistan (1971), Sona Chandi (1983), and Chor Machaye Shor (1996). He was given the Pride of Performance Award in 1993 by the President of Pakistan.[1][2][3]

Early life and career[edit]

Ejaz was born in 1942 in Qila Gujar Singh, Lahore, British India. Comedian Munawwar Zareef was his class-fellow at school.[1] He started his career with theatre in the 1960s. He was introduced to the film world by the film producer/director Shabab Keranvi who had met Ejaz in a bank.[2] He also frequently acted in Pakistani television plays. While working at PTV, he trained a generation of artistes. His film roles and his pairing with actress Anjuman and actor Nannha were highly popular in Pakistan in the 1980s.[1][4]

Social activist[edit]

In 2015, he launched a social welfare project near Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan[1] under his non-government organization (NGO), Ali Ejaz Foundation. This project, The Homes for the Welfare of the Old People, planned to build 132 homes within 3 years with donations from the public, industrialists and philanthropists.[1]

Death[edit]

Ali Ejaz died on 18 December 2018 in Lahore at the age of 76 due to a cardiac arrest. Ali Ejaz had earlier suffered from paralysis a decade ago. He is survived by his widow and two sons who abandoned him in his last years by shifting the actor in the servant quarter. He was laid to rest at a local graveyard on Multan road Lahore in his fathers's shrine, the same day after his funeral prayer was offered at Ayubia market in Muslim Town, Lahore.[3][5][6][2]

Filmography[edit]

He acted in 106 movies, 84 of which were Punjabi, 22 Urdu, and 1 Pashto. some are given below.

Popular TV shows[edit]

His other television hits include serials like Lakhon Mein Teen with Qavi Khan and Athar Shah Khan and Dubai Chalo(1979).[9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Comedian Ali Ejaz passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Pakistan. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Lodhi, Adnan (18 December 2018). "Renowned actor Ali Ejaz passes away at 77". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Legendary film, TV actor Ali Ejaz laid to rest". The News International (newspaper). 18 December 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Profile of Ali Ejaz". Pakistan Film Magazine website. Archived from the original on 21 October 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  5. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Ali Ejaz The Bright Face Of Lollywood Special Program | Ali Ejaz | Tum Yad Ho |". YouTube.
  6. ^ "Renowned film, TV actor Ali Ejaz passes away in Lahore". Geo TV News website. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Filmography of actor Ali Ejaz". Pakistan Film Magazine website. Archived from the original on 26 October 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g "Filmography of actor Ali Ejaz". Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website. Archived from the original on 21 September 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  9. ^ a b c Profile of actor Ali Ejaz on tv.com.pk website Retrieved 17 July 2022

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