Ilyas Kashmiri (actor)

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Ilyas Kashmiri
الیاس کشمیری
Born Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri
(1925-12-25)25 December 1925
Dara Shikoh, British India
Died 12 December 2007(2007-12-12) (aged 81)
Lahore, Pakistan
Occupation Actor, Producer
Years active 1947–2000
Parent(s) Noor Din

Ilyas Kashmiri (25 December 1925 – 12 December 2007) was a Pakistani film actor.

Born in Muhalla Dara Shikoh, near Rewali Cinema, in Lahore, Punjab, British India, he started his film career from Bombay. In Bombay, the first film in which he appeared as a hero was Malika, directed and produced by Nazir. After partition he appeared as hero in his first Punjabi film Mundri in 1949. Ilyas Kashmiri did all kinds of roles, from hero to comedian to character acting and also earned fame as a villain. According to film circles, he acted in over 600 Urdu and Punjabi films. Among best known are Mukhra Chan Warga, Chacha Jee, Hath Jori, Basheera, Sultan Banarsi Thag, Ustad Shagird, Ishq Per Zor Nahi, Pinjra, Hatim, Mahi Munda, Sabira, Yakay Wali, Laila Majnoon, Wada, Anjaam, Shuhrat, Sardar and Murad ,


He died on 12 December 2007 in Lahore, aged 82.

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