Gulab Chandio

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Gulab Chandio
Ghulam Mohammad Gulab

(1958-01-06)6 January 1958
Shahmir Chandio village, Nawabshah district, Pakistan
Died18 January 2019(2019-01-18) (aged 61)
Years active1980–2016
Known forNoori Jam Tamachi
Chand Grehan
Political partyPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
AwardsPride of Performance Award (2016)

Ghūlām Muḥammad Gūlāb[1] (6 January 1958 – 18 January 2019) was a Pakistani television and film actor.[2][3] During his artistic career he starred in more than 300 Urdu and Sindhi dramas and 6 films.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Gulab was born on 6 January 1958[6][7] in Shahmir Chandio village, Nawabshah district in an agriculturer's house.[3]

He completed his school and intermediate education in the village. In 1976, he shifted to Karachi and got a clerk's job in the food department.[8] In 1978, he returned to Nawabshah. He had been jailed for taking part in protests after Zulfikar Ali Bhutto's death penalty.[3][8]


Gulab emerged as a television actor in early 1980s and started his career in Sindhi dramas.[2] He entered the TV industry in 1982 and made his debut with the Sindhi drama Biyo Shaks (The Other Man).[3] Another source states that his first drama was Khan Sahib (1980).[5] He appeared in various plays and serials, including Sindhi dramas Talash, Saam, Jangal, Jiyapo, Mittia ja Manhoo, and Ghulam, and Urdu serials Zeenat, Rawish, Noori Jam Tamachi, Tipu Sultan, and Saagar ka Aansoo.[3]

He was known for Noori Jam Tamachi, Marvi and Chand Grehan.[2] He also worked in theatre plays and films, his first film was Dushman in which he played the role of an actor. He also played the leading character in another Sindhi film Muhib Sheedi (1990). He also appeared in Syed Noor's Sargam (1995).[3]

Gulab contested the Pakistani general elections from Nawabshah and Karachi doubly but lost both times.[3] In 2016,[8] he joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf.[2]

In 2016, he was awarded the President's Pride of Performance Award for his services in art and drama.[6][4][8]


He died in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi on 18 January 2019.[4] Gulab was a heart patient with chronic diabetes.[6][9]


  1. ^ "President confers civil awards". The News. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Legendary Sindhi actor Gulab Chandio passes away". The News. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "TV actor Gulab Chandio passes away". Dawn. 19 January 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "اداڪار گلاب چانڊيو 62 ورهين جي ڄمار ۾ لاڏاڻو ڪري ويو". Pahenji Akhbar (in Sindhi). 18 January 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "معروف اداکار گلاب چانڈیو انتقال کر گئے". Samaa Tv (in Urdu). 18 January 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b c "سندھی، اردو ڈراموں کا 'گلاب' مرجھا گیا". Urdu VOA (in Urdu). 19 January 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  7. ^ "ملڪ جو ليجنڊ اداڪار گلاب چانڊيو ڊگهو عرصو بيمار رهڻ بعد ڪراچي جي نجي اسپتال ۾ وفات ڪري ويو". Sindh Times (in Sindhi). 19 January 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d Israr, Naheed (7 March 2019). "گلاب چانڊيو: سياست کان اداڪاري تائين جو اڻکٽ سفر". Affair News. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  9. ^ Malik, Asma (18 January 2019). "Iconic Sindhi actor Gulab Chandio passes away". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 30 July 2019.

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