Ghayyur Akhtar

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Ghayyur Akhtar Gakhar
Born 5 October 1945
Lahore, Pakistan
Died 7 February 2014
Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, producer, director, screenwriter
Children Usama Ghayyur Raja
Humza Ghayyur Raja

Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Ghayyur Akhtar was recipient of the Pride of Performance
Date 14 August 2008
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented by Asif Ali Zardari

Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Award Recipient
Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (Medal of Excellence).jpeg
Ghayyur Akhtar was recipient of the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz
Date 14 August 2002
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented by Prevez Musharraf

Ghayyur Akhtar (5 October 1945 – 7 February 2014) was a radio, television, film and theater actor from Pharwala Kahuta, Pakistan.[1][2] He began his acting career in the late 1964–65 with Radio Pakistan. He was known as "Hameed Bhai (O Ho Ho Ho)" from his performance on the television serial Sona Chandi and Chacha Barkat from Radio Pakistan because of his "O Ho Ho Ho" dialogue. He worked as a writer, actor, director and producer.[3] He shifted his career to television in the 1980s and earned fame on PTV classic serials like Sona Chandi, Khawaja and Son, Waris and soaps like Ainak Wala Jin.[4][5] He also appeared in mainstream cinema in Direct Hawaldar (1985),[6] but television drama remained his major field.[1] In recognition of his services in media, writer and columnist Munnu Bhai wrote two columns called "Gir-e-baan" in his honour. He also appeared on the Din News political talk show Wah Wah as a Chaudary for over a year. Akhtar was decorated with a Pride of Performance award in 2008.[2] and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz[7] Akhtar died on 7 February 2014 in Lahore after a prolonged illness.[2][3]


Radio Pakistan[edit]

He joined radio in 1968. He participated in every section of radio: comparing, drama, propaganda, features, documentaries etc. he was also a compare of a popular program "Sohni Dharti". Keeping his services in view, he was honoured as an "Outstanding Artist" of Radio Pakistan in 1998. he was one and only one artist of Radio who is enjoying Outstanding rating in two different categories (Drama and Comparing) at the same time.

List of shows[edit]

  • Sohni Dharti (AM630)
  • Lahore Lahore ay (FM93)
  • Punjab Rang (FM93 AND 95)


He performed more than 200 serials of PTV ranging from 13, 26, 30 and 48 and also for private channels. while he worked in 1000 independent plays. On the basis of public appreciation he got a tag "Chaudary" due to his aggressive and negative characters.

List of television plays[edit]

  • Sona Chandi (PTV)
  • Ainak Wala Jin (PTV)
  • Khawaja and Son (PTV)
  • Munnu ki Kahani (PTV)
  • Alif Laila
  • Waris (PTV)
  • Din (PTV)
  • Pathjhar (PTV)
  • Rahain (PTV)
  • Faraib
  • Sohail Clinic (Guest appearance) ATV (Pakistan)
  • Do tok (Funny Talk Show)ATV (Pakistan)
  • Double Sawari (PTV)
  • Afsar Bekaar-e-Khaas (PTV)
  • Saaray Gaamay (PTV)
  • Waqt
  • Piyas
  • Comedy Theatre
  • Zangeer
  • Chaan bura
  • Bhola Khanjar
  • Manzil
  • Parvaz
  • Gharana
  • Hawa pe Raqs
  • Zehar-baad
  • Bao Train
  • Jheel
  • Ranjish
  • Khair Khwah
  • Ambar Maria
  • Muskurahat
  • Pappu plaza
  • Khawab Azaab
  • Chacha Chaudary Plus ATV (Pakistan)
  • Ghar aya mera Pardesi ATV (Pakistan)
  • Tarair
  • Jaza Saza
  • Inkar
  • Nigah


He started his theatre carrier in 1970. In 1979, He enjoys the rarest honour being the only Asian Writer who wrote two parts of a stage drama named "Kut-kutarian". He worked as Writer, actor, Director and Producer. He has written more than 10 plays for theatre. He performed in more than 50 plays. He also performed the best Punjabi Lok Drama on stage throughout Europe and Middle East. He played the leading role of "Waris Shah" in this drama. He was also approved Director of Pakistan Arts Council Alhamra Arts Council and "Punjab Arts Council".

List of stage dramas[edit]

  • Ham se bhar kar kon
  • Kut-kutarian (Part-1 and part-2)
  • Mai khoobsurat hu
  • Shohar bechara
  • Zarurat rishta
  • Paisa bolta hai
  • Hello uncle
  • Hawa ki beti
  • Suzi and Sandow
  • Lotay aur Lifafay
  • Mr Baazigar
  • Dulha yahan Dulhan kahan
  • Tota toop chalaye ga
  • No chance
  • Ganjay Farishtay
  • Huqa pag te Restaurant
  • Kisa ik muhabat ka
  • Janoon
  • Aik billi teen kabutar
  • No lift
  • Ainak wala Jin
  • Budha, Trank aur Boski
  • Lalay di jaan
  • Laddan patti
  • Wife teh wohti
  • Aik thi billo
  • Ye becharay log
  • Naya makaan
  • Andar ana mana hai
  • Best of Luck
  • Changaiz Khan in Lahore
  • Khatara 440Watt
  • Tera munda bigara jaye
  • Janam janam ki maili chaadar
  • High jump
  • Waiting room
  • Baat samjh mai a gai
  • Naam k Nawab
  • Ab kya hoga
  • Dard na janay koi
  • Raatain jaagti hain
  • Mirza Ghalib band road per
  • Jahil family te mai 8th pass
  • Mohabbat is ko kehtay hain
  • Thori si shararat


  1. ^ a b "Ghayyur Akhtar". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "غیور اختر لاہور میں انتقال کرگئے". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Versatile actor Ghayyur Akhtar passes away". Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Famed actor Ghayyur Akhtar passes away". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Renowned actor Ghayyur Akhtar passes away". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Direct Hawaldar". Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ghayyur Akhtar passes away". Retrieved 9 February 2014.