Anwar Maqsood Hameedi

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Anwar Maqsood
انور مقصود
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Born Anwar Maqsood Hameedi
7 September 1935 (age 81)
Hyderabad State, British India
Occupation Playwright, lyricist, satirist, painter, poet, sculpturist and host
Nationality Pakistani
Subject Entertainment

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.[1]

Early life and family[edit]

Maqsood was born on 7 September 1935, in Hyderabad State. Maqsood studied at the Gulbarga Trust School in Aurangabad.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4][5]

As a writer[edit]

He wrote various successful plays for television industry in Pakistan which as follows.[6]

  • 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)
  • Siachen


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