Amanullah (comedian)

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Amanullah Khan
Birth nameAmanullah Khan
Native name(The king of Comedy) امان اللہ خان
Born1946
Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Died (aged 74)
MediumStand up comedian, film, television, stage actor
NationalityPakistani
EmployerGeo News (2010–2013)
Dunya News (2013–2017)
Neo News (2017– 2018)
AAP News(2018–2020)
Genres
Subject(s)

Amanullah Khan (1946– 6 March 2020), known (The king of comedy), professionally as Amanullah, was a Pakistani Punjabi theatre performer, comedian and TV artist regarded as one of the best comedians in the Indian subcontinent. He is citied as one of the world best observational comedian as he learned through his surroundings and everyday happenings. He influenced many artists as well as people. Khan has a world record of 860-day night theater plays.[1] According to famous Pakistani comedian Sohail Ahmed, Amanullah Khan was regarded as one of the top comedians in Pakistan as well in Indian subcontinent.[2] He appeared in Khabarzar on Aap News.[3][1]

Early Life and career[edit]

Amanullah was born in a small area of Gujranwala in 1950 to a common man his Father and Ancestors were used to sing at weddings and small Functions and his family had a musical background . As his mother died and his father fell ill when he was very young so He has spent his childhood in poverty by doing daily labour work and selling eatable items near Data Darbaar Lahore. where he used to earn 5–10 Rs at that time. He is the only son of his parents while he has one sister. Amanullah started his career with a stage comedy where he got a chance to show his talent at a very young age. He got introduced in the industry by famous Pakistani singer of that time, Tufail Niazi. Tufail Niazi was his Neighbour who uncovered his abilities and showed his talent to the world. He has been a part of various stage dramas and has performed various characters. He is one of the senior-most stage actors who made people laugh with his witty jokes.

Amanullah Niazi has earned huge respect and love with his remarkable work. He always remained the center of attention, and people loved watching him on stage. A few of his famous stage dramas incorporate 'Khirki ke peechay,' Disco Deewanay,' and many others. He has been termed as the most remarkable comedian whose comedy and energy on stage is unmatchable. Amanullah has made a record of doing 860 shows in his career and also honored with the Pride of Performance award for all the work he did during his career. He has been attached to various television shows, including Khabarnaak and Mazakraat, and has performed various characters. In 2010, Amanullah joined GEO News for its then new program Khabarnaak.[4] He portrayed a simple, blind village man named Hakeem Sahab. The rest of the characters were bent on disparaging Hakeem Sahab. Khan left this TV show in August 2013.

He also played the role of Chacha Bashir in Mazaaq Raat.[1] Some fellow comedians have reportedly said that Amanullah was their teacher, and they learnt comedy from him and from his comedy shows. He had a great sense of humor. His comedy acts were based on regular habits and daily lives of common people. Another famous Pakistani comedian Shakeel Siddiqui also reportedly showed a lot of respect for his work. Amanullah Khan was also known to occasionally deliver impromptu dialogue. He had also toured India and many famous Indian comedians including Kapil Sharma and Chandan Prabhakar regard him as their teacher and inspiration. Amanullah Khan was also known as "The King of Comedy" in Pakistan.[1]

In 2018, he reunited with Aftab Iqbal in Khabarzar on Aap News Channel.[5]

Selected television[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes
1978–79 Waris Cheema Maachi PTV Home

Filmography[edit]

Title Year
One Two Ka One 2006
Na Maloom Afraad 2014

Reality Shows[edit]

Stage-o-graphy[edit]

Amanullah Khan had appeared in many stage dramas. Some of them are listed below:

  • Begum Dish Antenna[1]
  • Disco Deewanay
  • Khirki Ke Peechay
  • Muhabbat CNG
  • UPS
  • Shartiya Mithay[1]
  • Sohni Chan Wargi
  • Bara Maza Aye Ga[1]
  • Ketchup
  • Chan Makhna
  • Ghar Ghar Bashira
  • Sawa Sair

Death[edit]

Amanullah Khan was hospitalized in January 2018. He was treated in the intensive care unit of a local hospital in Lahore but was discharged later. He was reportedly suffering from a common cold and then developed some complications. He died on 6 March 2020 due to Kidney failure in a local hospital in Lahore.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Nozair Hanif Mirza (13 January 2018). "King of comedy Amanullah Khan hospitalized". Daily Pakistan (newspaper). Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. ^ Profile of Amanullah Khan Pakistan Times website. Retrieved 6 August 2018
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 6 August 2018
  4. ^ "Khabarnaak Episode No. 1". Khabarnaak. 11 September 2010. GEO TV. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Khabarzar Episode No. 4". Khabarzar Episode 4. 29 November 2018. Aap News. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ President Mamnoon confers civil awards on Yaum-i-Pakistan (Pakistan Day) Dawn (newspaper), Published 23 March 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2019

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