Anwar Maqsood Hameedi
|Born||Anwar Maqsood Hameedi
7 September 1935 (age 81)
Hyderabad State, British India
|Occupation||Playwright, lyricist, satirist, painter, poet, sculpturist and host|
Anwar Maqsood Hameedi (Urdu: انور مقصود حمیدی) commonly known as Anwar Maqsood (b. 1935) is a Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his artists write ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in the late 1970s.
Early life and family
Maqsood was born on 7 September 1935, in Hyderabad State. Maqsood studied at the Gulbarga Trust School in Aurangabad. He belongs to several prominent families of Pakistan which include: his sister, Fatima Surayya Bajia who was a known writer in Pakistan and South Asia, his other sister Zehra Nigah, a known poet, his brother, Ahmed Maqsood, former Chief Secretary of Sindh, and his other sister Zubaida Tariq, a cooking expert and chef. His wife, Imrana Maqsood is a known novelist and his son, Bilal Maqsood is a rock artist and lead guitarist of a rock band called Strings.
Maqsood has been associated for many years with Pakistan Television Corporation where he served as presenter for a variety of its shows including Studio Dhai and then Studio Ponayteen along with Show Sha and a large number of others.
As a writer
He wrote various successful plays for television industry in Pakistan which as follows.
- Fifty Fifty (PTV Sketch Comedy)
- Show Time (PTV Comedy Show)
- Aangan Terha (PTV Comedy Drama)
- Half Plate (PTV Comedy Drama)
- Fanooni Latifey (PTV Comedy Teleplay)
- Show Sha (PTV Comedy Show)
- Silver Jubilee (PTV Show)
- Studio Dhaai (PTV Comedy Show)
- Studio Poney Teen (PTV Comedy Show)
- Studio Chaar Bees (NTM Comedy Show)
- Talaash (PTV Miniseries)
- Is Tarah To Hota Hai (PTV Comedy Drama 1999)
- Colony 52
- Sitara Aur Mehrunnisa (NTM Romantic Drama)
- Nadan Nadia (NTM Comedy Drama)
- Loose talk (ARY Comedy Show)
- Majoo Mian
- Koi Aur Hai
- Hum Pe Jo Guzarti Hai
- Pawney 14 August
- Sawa 14 August
- Anwar Maqsood ka Dharna (satire)
- Nestlé Nido Young Stars (lyricists)
- List of authors
- List of English novelists
- List of novelists
- List of playwrights
- List of short story writers
- List of Lollywood actors
- Yesterday Once More : Meet Anwar Maqsood - DAWN.com Archived 25 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Anwar Maqsood A Versatile Artist - Pakistan Television Archived 24 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Cultural Dynasty: The Maqsood Family". The News. 15 May 2011. Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Pawnay 14 August: Silence for brilliance[permanent dead link]
- Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Sawa 14 August’ staged Archived 22 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- Sawa 14 August – bringing history to the theater