Ali Ejaz

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Ali Ejaz
Syed Ejaz Ahmed Gilani Seharwardi

(1942-10-21)21 October 1942
Died18 December 2018(2018-12-18) (aged 76)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1971–2018
Awards2 Nigar Awards

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).[1] He was honoured with the prestigious Pride of Performance Award in 1993 by the President of Pakistan.[2]

Early life and career[edit]

Ali Ejaz was born in 1942 in Qila Gujar Singh, Lahore, British India. Comedian Munawwar Zareef was his fellow at school.[2] Ali Ejaz started his career with theatre in the 1960s. He was introduced to the film world by the famous film producer/director Shabab Keranvi who had met Ali Ejaz in a bank.[3] 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.[2][4]

Social activist[edit]

In 2015, he launched a social welfare project near Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan[2] 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.[2]


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.[5][6][3] He was laid to rest at a local graveyard on Multan road Lahore in his fathers's sherine, the same day after his funeral prayer was offered at Ayubia market in Muslim Town, Lahore.[7]


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).[10][11]

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Filmography of actor Ali Ejaz on IMDb website Retrieved 24 July 2018
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Comedian Ali Ejaz passes away". Dawn. Pakistan. 19 December 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Lodhi, Adnan (18 December 2018). "Renowned actor Ali Ejaz passes away at 77". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. ^ Profile of Ali Ejaz on website Retrieved 24 December 2018
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  6. ^ "Renowned film, TV actor Ali Ejaz passes away in Lahore". Geo News. 18 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Legendary film, TV actor Ali Ejaz laid to rest". The News International (newspaper). 18 December 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b Filmography of actor Ali Ejaz on website Retrieved 24 December 2018
  9. ^ a b c d e Filmography of actor Ali Ejaz on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website. Retrieved 24 July 2018
  10. ^ Profile of actor Ali Ejaz on website. Retrieved 21 September 2017
  11. ^ TV nostalgia: The golden era of Pakistani dramas (actor Ali Ejaz's TV drama role in Khawaja and Son (1985) The Nation (newspaper), Published 8 January 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2018

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