15 May 1950
|Occupation||Actress, singer, producer, writer, model|
|Spouse(s)||Iqbal Ansari ( divorced) Current Husband: Iqbal Hussain|
|Relatives||Ahmad Bashir (father)|
Asma Abbas (sister)
Sumbul Shahid (sister)
|Honours||Pride of Performance (1989) Sitara-i-Imtiaz (2021)|
Bushra Ansari is a Pakistani actress, comedian, singer and playwright who started her career as a child performer in the 1950s. Ansari won numerous awards during her career, including the Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1989 for her contributions to the arts of Pakistan.
Ansari's first dramatic acting role was in one of Iqbal Ansari's productions. She also appeared on PTV's most-watched shows, including Angan Terha, Show Time, Show Sha, Rang Tarang, Emergency Ward and the sketch comedy TV series Fifty Fifty.
|2013||Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon||Telefilm|
|2015||Jawani Phir Nahi Ani||Zoya's Mother|
|2016||Ho Mann Jahaan||Nadir's Mother|
|2015||Mohay Bhool Gaye Sawariya|
|2017||Khala Garam Masala|
|2018||Mai Cheemi ka Faisla||Mai Cheemi|
|2019||"Humsaye Maa Jaye"||Pakistani counterpart|
|1983||Saturday Night Live||Safia||PTV Classic series|
|1984||Aangan Terha||Jehan Ara Begum|||
|1995||Kuch Dil Ne Kaha||Writer|
|2003||Umrao Jan Ada||Khanam Jaan|
|2006–2007||Makan||Tayee G||Also a writer|
|2009–2013||Kis Ki Aayegi Baraat||Saima|
|2009||Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat||Saima Chaudry|||
|2010||Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat||Saima Chaudry|||
|2011||Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat||Saima Chaudry|||
|2012||Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain||Recurring|
|2012||Bilqees Kaur||Bilqees Kaur|||
|2012||Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat||Saima Chaudry|||
|2012||Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley||Zakia||Also a writer|
|2013||Kabhi Kabhi||Aarez's mother|
|2013||Bushra Bara Boor||Bushra|
|2013||1st Hum Awards||Presenter|
|2013–2014||Pakistan Idol (season 1)||Judge|||
|2014||Jab We Wed||Faris's Mother|||
|2015||Tum Mere Paas Raho||Tabish's Mother|
|2015||Utho Geo Pakistan||Host|||
|2015||Khuda Dekh Raha Hai|||
|2015||Dil Hai Chota Sa|||
|2015–2016||Riffat Aapa Ki Bahuein||Riffat Aapa|
|2016||Udaari||Sheedan||Hum Award for Most Impactful Character|
|2016||Commander Safeguard's Mission: Clean Sweep: Jungle Main Mungle||Dirtee||Voice|
|2016||Seeta Bagri||Nandani Das|||
|2017||Shaadi Mubarak Ho||Shahnaz|
|2018||Bay Dardi||Shafay's Mother|||
Awards and honors
- Iconic Women from Pakistan at Hum Women Leader Awards
- On 23 March, 2021, she was awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for her contribution to Arts during the annual civil awards conferred by the President of Pakistan.
- "Bushra Ansari official website". Retrieved 13 July 2019.
1953: Bushra Bashir was born on 15th May at the Lady Dufferin hospital in Karachi to parents Mehmooda Begum and Ahmad Bashir, a famous journalist & filmmaker.
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