Ayaz Samoo

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Ayaz Samoo
Born Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor
Known for Acting and Standup Comedy
Website ayazsamoo.com

Ayaz Samoo is a Pakistani actor, model, VJ, standup comedian, host, writer and producer. He is best known by his character nameSajid Billa on ARY Musik.[1] In 2016 he won the AFA for Best Actor in a Negative for film Moor.[2]

Early life & career[edit]

Ayaz began acting while schooling at the Habib Public School.[citation needed] His debut in the industry was in 2004 with a music video for Geo TV. After that he appeared in several television shows and tele films on various Pakistani television channels including Geo TV, The Musik and Indus Music. He was then selected to represent Pakistan by performing for the second season of The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2006. This was where he was referred to as the 'Youngest Champion' on the show.[3] From his initials successes in the show, he was asked to participate in another stand-up comedy show 'Super Karara' in Pakistan and he won the title of 'Karara King' in 2007. He further on gave successful performances on Indian shows like "Funjabi Chakde" (Star One), "Comedy Champions" (Sahara One), "Comedy Club" (Sony Sab) and Laugh India Laugh (Life Ok).[4] He then participated on another Indian show "Comedy Ka King Kaun" on Sab TV (India) in 2008 where he competed against 11 of the best Pakistani and Indian stand-ups and Ayaz Samoo won the title of 'Comedy ka king'.[5][6] Ayaz made his film debut with Jami's spy-thriller O21[7] followed by Moor.[8][9] In 2016 he won AFA Best Actor in a Negative Role award for film Moor.[2] He will appear in Aabis Raza's upcoming romantic comedy Maan Jao Naa opposite to Adeel Chaudhry, Hajra Yamin, Asma Abbas, Ghana Ali and Asif Raza Mir.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 O21 Maani Abbas
2015 Moor Imtisal Ahmad
2016 Aksbandh Sunny co-written & co-produced
2018 Maan Jao Naa Asim

Television[edit]

Year Name Role Channel Notes
2004 Ae Jawan Model Geo TV
2005 Chalo Aagay Actor Geo TV
2005 Ambulance Actor Indus Vision
2005 Comedy Club Stand Up Comedian ARY Digital
2006 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 2 Stand Up Comedian Star One
2006–07 Zig Zag Actor, writer The Musik
2006–07 Super Karara Stand Up Comedian AAJ TV
2007 The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 3 Stand Up Comedian Star One
2008 Show Man Show Stand Up Comedian PTV
2008 Eid Hungama Stand Up Comedian PTV
2008 Funjabbi Chak De Stand Up Comedian Star One
2008 Comedy Champions Stand Up Comedian Sahara One
2008 Comedy Ka King Kaun Stand Up Comedian Sony Sab
2008 Comedy Club Stand Up Comedian Sony Sab
2008 King Is King Stand Up Comedian Ary Digital
2009 Comedy Kings Stand Up Comedian Ary Digital [12]
2009 800 cc Actor The Musik
2009 Gobar Singh Actor ARY Digital
2009 Jhoot Bole Kawa Kaatay Actor ARY Digital
2009 Gaddi Late Hai Actor ARY Digital
2009 Welay Awards Actor ARY Digital
2009 Comedy Kings – Ek Naya Tamasha Stand Up Comedian ARY Digital
2009 College Actor PTV
2009 Masti Ki Paatshala Actor ARY Digital
2009-13 Sajid Billa a.k.a. Sajid DvD Host ARY Musik
2009 Joke Studio Creative Team ARY Musik
2010 Comedy Kings – Zara Hat Ke Stand Up Comedian ARY Digital
2010 Billu Barbar 2 Actor ARY Digital
2010 Awami Budget aur Hukumati Budget Stand Up Comedian Aaj News
2010 I am Joking VJ ARY Musik
2010 Eid on Demand VJ ARY Musik
2010 Jeena to yahi hai Special Appearance ARY Digital
2010 Bakra Masti VJ ARY Musik
2010 Comedy Kings Ka Shahenshah Kon Stand up Comedy ARY Digital
2011 Dabang 2 Actor ARY Digital
2011 Purjosh Expert ARY News
2011-13 Mirchi Live – Halaat D Maamay VJ ARY Musik
2011 Good Morning Pakistan Co-host ARY Digital
2011 Qasai Says VJ ARY Musik
2012 Shadi Mubarak Actor ARY Digital
2012 Topi Drama Actor ARY Digital
2012 Haseena Chalbaaz Actor Express Entertainment
2012 Khushi Ek Roag Actor ARY Digital
2012 Band Bajega Actor ARY Digital
2012 Bhabhi Sambhal Chaabi Actor Urdu 1
2012 Laugh India Laugh Standup Comedian Life Ok [13][14][15]
2012 Ghar Aye Mehmaan Actor Hum TV
2012 Indo Pak Festival Host ARY Zauq
2013 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Actor Hum TV
2013-14 Meri Maa Actor Geo TV
2013 Mandi Ka King Kaun Host ARY Musik
2013-14 Teen Kahani Actor Hum TV
2014 Gullu Weds Guggi Actor ARY Digital
2014 Guru Hoja Shuru Guest VJ ARY Musik
2014-15 Video On Trial Host ARY Musik
2015 Dimaagh Ki Ghanti Live Host ARY Musik
2015 Campus Star Host ARY Musik
2015 Shan e Ramzan Co-Host Ary Digital
2015 Batashay Actor ARY Digital
2015 Bhoot Kahan Hai? VJ ARY Musik
2015 Mr Fraudiye VJ ARY Musik
2015 Dil Haari Actor ARY Zindagi
2016 Karachi Kings Family Festival Performer ARY News
2016 Dr. Ejaz Ki Zoja Actor Hum TV
2016 Bhatti & DD Actor TV One Eid al-Fitr day special
2016 Dulha Mil Gya Actor Hum TV Eid al-Fitr day special
2016 Saheliyan Actor ARY Digital
2016 Eid Hungama Actor PTV Eid al-Adha day special
2016 Dosti Ke Side Effects Actor ARY Digital Eid al-Adha day special
2016 Musik Trivia VJ ARY Musik
2017 Mein Aur Tum 2.0 Actor/Writer ARY Digital
2017 Mein Mehru Hoon Actor ARY Digital
2017 Tere Naal Love Hogya Actor Play Entertainment
2017 Madventures Season 3 Actor ARY Zindagi
2018 Afra Tafrih Actor PTV
2018 Ehd E Ramadan Host Express Entertainment
2018 Meri Baji Actor ARY Digital Not Released Yet

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Category Result
2016 2nd ARY Film Awards Moor Best Actor in a Negative Role Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meet the shape-shifter, Ayaz Samoo". DAWN Images. Fouzia Nasir Ahmad. 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "ARY Film Awards 2016: Winners". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Top 5 Pakistani comedians". Ataaso. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Pakistani comedians in India". DAWN.com. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Best Pakistani comedians". PaniShani. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ayaz Samoo - Biography". Brod Portal. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Operation 021, taking Pakistan cinema further". The Express Tribune. Salman Junejo. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Mani. ""Moor" Upcoming Potential Blockbuster Movie of Pakistan". Mr. A's Blog. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ayaz Samoo - filmography". tvduck.com. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Ayaz Samoo talks about his upcoming film Maan Jao Naa". hip. Fatima Niazi. 1 February 2017. 
  11. ^ "Ayaz Samoo gears up for rom-com Maan Jao Naa". DAWN Images. Irfan ul Haq. 1 February 2017. 
  12. ^ Fatima Sheikh. "Comedy Kings – The Real Muqabla: Pakistan Vs India". LifeStyles. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Badar Khan, Sardar Kamal and Ayaz Samoo's performance (video)". Star Player. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Sajjid Billa (Ayaz Samoo) on Indian Show Laugh India Laugh". TMB. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 
  15. ^ "Laugh India Laugh – On The Sets with Contestant Ayaz Samoo (video)". FirstPost. Retrieved 28 December 2013. 

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