Behroze Sabzwari

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Behroze Sabzwari
Behroze Sabzwari

(1957-02-16) 16 February 1957 (age 64)
OccupationActor, RJ
Years active1970s–present
Notable work
Khuda Ki Basti (1974)
Ankahi (1982)
Tanhaiyaan (1985)
Safeena Sheikh
(m. 1986)
ChildrenShehroz Sabzwari (Son)
RelativesJaved Sheikh (Brother-in-Law)
Saleem Sheikh (Brother-in-Law)
Syra Yousuf (Ex Daughter-in-Law)
Shehzad Sheikh (Nephew)
Moomal Sheikh (Niece)[1]
HonoursPride of Performance (2009)

Behroze Sabzwari (Urdu: بہروز سبزواری; born 1957) is an actor from Pakistan, appearing in films, on television and in voice acting roles alike.[2]


Behroze began his career in Radio Pakistan as a radio presenter. In the late 1970s, he started his acting career by starring in a "live" television children's play Dadajan Nanajan. Behroze has appeared in a number of television commercials. He has also done many stage plays, including Mirza Ghalib Bandar Road Par. Mirza Ghalib Bandar Road Par was the famous play of Khawaja Moinuddin. This play was the earliest of Behroze's plays and introduced him to the TV viewers throughout Pakistan in early seventies. However, he achieved fame through the PTV play Khuda Ki Basti in 1974 where he played the role of Nausha.

Although he performs both serious and comedic roles with ease, however, he is mostly renowned for being the comic relief. Among his successful TV serials is Tanhaiyaan. It was Qabacha, the role he played therein, that endeared him to many households.

Behroze Sabzwari received the Pride of Performance on 23 March 2009 for his services to the Pakistani television industry for more than 40 years.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Behroze is the son of a naval officer. He married Safeena Sheikh in 1986, the sister of Pakistani film and television actors Javed Sheikh and Saleem Sheikh. They have one son Shehroz Sabzwari, who has also ventured into acting. Shehroz has acted in several sitcoms and television plays and has also appeared in certain ads, of which Pepsi and Ufone are the most prominent. Behroze Sabzwari owns a car showroom on Tariq Road in Karachi.

During the PTV serial era, he became known for his role of playing Qabacha in the drama series Tanhaiyaan, with Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor also having acknowledged him.

When someone like Raj Kapoor messages you from India saying: 'Qabacha when you are in Bombay, you will stay with me,’ you know you are popular and loved.[4]

— Behroz Sabzwari

Notable television play[edit]

Year Title Role Channel Notes Ref
1969 Khuda Ki Basti Nosha PTV Home PTV Classical Hit
1969 Mera Naam Hai Mangoo PTV Home Classical Drama
1982 Ankahi Moby PTV Home Classical Drama, Written by Haseena Moin
1985 Tanhaiyaan Qutbutdin PTV Home Classical Drama, Written by Haseena Moin
1998 Uljhan PTV Home Super Hit
2001 Wafa Kay Mausam PTV Home Super Hit, Written by Naheed Sultana Akhtar and Directed by Sultana Siddiqui [5]
2002 Pyar Agar Kabhi Phir Hua PTV Home (PTV long Play)
2008 Yeh Zindagi Hai Laddan Geo TV
2011 Humsafar Baseerat Hussain Hum TV Super Hit
2013 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Abrar Hum TV Memmorable
2016 Socha Na Tha ARY Zindagi
2016 Be Aitbaar Asif Hum TV
2017 Commander Safeguard's Mission: Clean Sweep Ghunsunna "Ghunnay"
2017 Tumhare Hain ARY Digital
2019 Dil-e-Bereham A-Plus TV
2019 Khaas Hum TV
2019 Barfi Laddu ARY Digital
2019 Thora Sa Haq Waqar ARY Digital


Year Film Role Notes Refs
Dil Waley
1985 Halchal)
1985 Palkon ki Chhaon mein
1995 Mushkil
1996 Chief Saab
1999 Aik Aur Love Story
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay
2015 3 Bahadur voice of Deenu Character
2016 Lahore Se Aagey M.Mughal
2016 3 Bahadur: The Revenge of Baba Balaam voice of Deenu Character
2017 Chalay Thay Saath
2018 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warriors voice of Deenu Character


  1. ^ "The Sheikhs, Sabzwaris and more: How dynasties sustain showbusiness in Pakistan". The Express Tribune. 17 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Behroz Sabzwari receives sweet birthday wishes from son Shahroz". Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Behroze Sabzwari - Biography, Family, Education, Career, & Dramas".
  4. ^ Tanhaiyan’ actors make a comeback with sequel, The Express Tribune
  5. ^ "Famous Novelists - Naheed Sultana Akhtar".

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