Behroze Sabzwari

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Behroze Sabzwari
Born Behroze Sabzwari
(1957-02-16) 16 February 1957 (age 61)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Occupation Actor, RJ
Spouse(s) Safeena Sheikh (m. 1986)
Children Shehroz Sabzwari
Relatives Javed Sheikh (Brother-in-Law)
Saleem Sheikh (Brother-in-Law)
Syra Yousuf (Daughter-in-law)

Behroze Sabzwari (Urdu: بہروز سبزواری‎) (born 1957) is a Pakistani film, television and voice actor.


Behroze began his career from 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 (Qabacha was a Turkic tribe and its leader Nasir ad-Din Qabacha ruled modern Pakistan in 13th century), 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.

Personal life[edit]

Born into a Muslim family, Behroze is the son of a naval officer. He married Safeena Shiekh in 1986. She is the sister of Pakistani film and television actors Javed Sheikh and Saleem Sheikh. They have one child. His son Shahroz Sabzwari, has also ventured into acting. Shahroz has acted in several sitcoms and television plays. Shahroz has also appeared in certain ads, Pepsi and Ufone are the most prominent of which. 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.[1]

— Behroz Sabzwari

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