Jamshed Ansari

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Jamshed Ansari
جمشید انصاری
Born Jamshed Ansari
31 December 1942[1]
Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, British India (now India)
Died 24 August 2005(2005-08-24)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Years active 1968–2005
Children 3: 1 son and 2 daughters

Jamshed Ansari (Urdu: جمشید انصاری‎) (31 December 1942 in Saharanpur – 24 August 2005 in Karachi)[1] was a Pakistani film, television and radio actor.[2] He is remembered for his numerous performances on both radio and television including as Safdar in Hamid Mian Kay Haan and Hasnat Bhai on Uncle Urfi.

Background[edit]

Born in Saharanpur, United Provinces, British India (now in UP, India) on 31 December 1942, Ansari migrated with his family to Pakistan in 1948.[1] Ansari was married and had three children, one son and two daughters.

Career[edit]

Radio[edit]

Ansari is remembered for his role as Safdar in Pakistan Radio's longest running programme, Hamid Mian Kay Haan (In Hamid Mian's house).[1]

Television[edit]

Ansari made his debut in 1968 with Lahore Centre's drama, Jharokay.[1] His first drama from Karachi Centre was Agha Nasir's Ghora ghaas khata hai (The horse eats grass).[1]

Awards[edit]

He was awarded 55 national and 2 international awards.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Shiddat

Film[edit]

  • Saughat (1970)
  • Pakeeza (Urdu)
  • Ajj Dian Kurian (Punjabi)

Death[edit]

Ansari died of a brain tumour on August 24, 2005.[2] Funeral prayers were held at Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi followed by burial at Khurshidpura Graveyard in Hub, Balochistan.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Death Anniversary of Jamshed Ansari Observed The Nation 25 August 2012. Retrieved 08 March 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Jamshed Ansari passes away". DAWN. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 

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