Iftikhar Thakur

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Iftikhar Thakur
Born
Iftikha Ahmed

(1958-04-01) April 1, 1958 (age 60)[1]
ResidenceOlympia Street, Scheme Mor, Lahore
NationalityPakistani
Other nameskoki
Alma materNew York Film Academy
OccupationComedian, Actor
Children4

Iftikar Ahmed, better known by his stage name Iftikar Thakur is a Pakistani actor and stand up comedian.[2] He has also starred in numerous stage shows and telefilms in different languages such as Urdu, Punjabi, Pothwari/Mirpuri. He currently stars in the comedy talk show Mazaaq Raat, where he portrays Mian Afzal Nirgoli, a Punjab Police officer. Real name of Iftikhar Thakur is Iftikhar Ahmed.[3][4] He adopted the name Iftikhar Thakur based on a character he played in stage dramas.[5] Prior to becoming an actor, he worked in an auto repair facility fixing punctured tires. He went to New York for art training and complete some courses.

In September 2015, Thakur protested India's 28 August cease-fire violation,[6] by filing a court petition to permanently ban Indian films from Pakistani cinemas.[7] The petition was dismissed, with the court explaining that the ministry of culture would be the correct agency to petition.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Movie Role
2006 Majajan
2006 One Two Ka One
2008 Gulabo
2010 Channa Sachi Muchi
2010 Wohti ley ke jaani ay Chotay Rana Babar Sahab
2013 Dil Paraye Des Mein
2014 Lafanga
2016 Sawaal 700 Crore Dollar Ka[8]
2016 Ishq Positive
2016 Lahore Se Aagey Special Appearance
2016 Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal Peeran Ditta
2018 Jackpot TBA
2018 Kaaf Kangana

Telefilms[edit]

Title Role
Miki Kharo England Aftab
Main Julian England Aftab

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iftikhar Thakur on Rewind with Samina Peerzada | Funny Interview | Comedian | Jokes | Episode 5
  2. ^ Nov 10, 2011 03:11am (2011-11-10). "Cultural resorts abuzz with activity - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  3. ^ Gul, Ali (2016-03-18). "Sach Mooch: From Annie Khalid to Iftikhar Thakur, a case of exploding videos - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  4. ^ Nov 03, 2011 11:02pm (2011-11-03). "Three flicks expected on Eid - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  5. ^ Khan, Sher (2013-08-25). "The world is our stage: Punjabi theatre hopes to go global - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  6. ^ Desk, Web (2013-08-07). "Army chief slams India's 'cowardly' ceasefire violations - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  7. ^ "Pak court dismisses comedian's petition for ban on Indian films | world". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  8. ^ "Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka - Timeline". Facebook. Retrieved 2016-10-01.

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