Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar

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Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar
Born (1961-12-16) December 16, 1961 (age 57)
ResidenceLahore, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Alma materM.A. in Urdu[1]
Occupation
  • Playwright
  • Lyricist
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
Known forPyarey Afzal, Boota from Toba Tek Singh, Bunty I Love You, Landa Bazar, Sadqay Tumhare, Mera Naam Yusuf Hai, Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai, Zara Yaad Kar
Spouse(s)Hina Khalil
ChildrenAabi Khan (actor)Daria Khalil Zarnab khalil

Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar (Urdu: خلیل الرحمان قمر‎) is a Pakistani playwright, lyricist, TV and movie director, producer as well as actor.[2][3] His notable work includes Boota from Toba Tek Singh, aired on PTV World, and Landa Bazar, aired on PTV.[4] Pyarey Afzal and Sadqay Tumhare are among his dramas.[5][6][7][8] On 9 December 2015, Humayun Saeed, co-founder of Six Sigma Entertainment, announced that Khalil will be exclusively writing for his production company. He has won the awards for best original script and best TV writer from HUM TV ang Lux style awards respectively. [9]

Personal life[edit]

Khalil ur Rehman Qamar is a well known playwright, novelist, poet, actor, director and producer from Pakistan. He was born in 1961 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He has been happily married to Hina since 2006. He has 2 sons and 3 daughters. One of his sons, Aabi Khan, has entered into acting and currently acting in drama "Lal Ishq".Coming from a poor family, Qamar exhibited excellent writing skills from his early childhood. As a youngster, he wrote short stories and poetry.  Subsequently, Qamar became a novel writer. The fame he acquired from his novels caught the attention of leading drama makers in Pakistani entertainment industry.  

As per Khalil he is from a Punjabi family where no-one speaks Urdu. He was taunted in the industry for being an “Urdu medium” writer. He worked really hard to improve his English. His dramas are for those who wants to think and learn something from his writings

Films[edit]

Year Film Writer Director Notes
1998 Qarz Yes No Also the producer
2005 Koi Tujh Sa Kahan Yes No
2010 Channa Sachi Muchi Dialogue No Also the lyricist for the film's songs
2017 Punjab Nahi Jaungi Yes No
2019 Kaaf Kangana Yes Yes First feature film as director

Television[edit]

Year Title Channel Actor Director Notes
1995 Dastak aur Darwaza PTV Home
1999 Boota from Toba Tek Singh PTV Home Yes Yes
2001 Chand Pur Ka Chandoo PTV Home Yes Yes
2002 Landa Bazar PTV Home Yes Yes
2005 Dil Hai Ke Diya Hai PTV Home Yes Yes Also the producer
2008 Tum Yahi Kehna PTV Home
2009 Dilli Ke Bankay ATV Yes Yes
2009 Jab Hatheli Par Chand Likhna Indus TV
2010 Muhabbat har Muhabbat Jeet ATV
2010 Uss Paar ATV
2011 Phir Kab Milo Gay ATV
2011 Anokhi A-Plus Entertainment
2012 Adhoori Film Ki Poori Kahani ATV
2012 Beopaar Geo TV
2012 Manjali Geo TV
2012 Tumhain Kuch Yaad Hai Jana Geo TV
2012 Mein Mar Gai Shaukat Ali ATV A-Plus Entertainment
2013 Bunty I Love You Hum TV
2013 Love Life Aur Lahore A-Plus Entertainment
2013 Pyarey Afzal ARY Digital
2013 Mian Biwi minus Love Express Entertainment
2014 Sadqay Tumhare Hum TV Based on his true love story
2015 Mera Naam Yusuf Hai A-Plus Entertainment
2016 Unsuni PTV Home
2016 Zara Yaad Kar Hum TV
2017 Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai Geo TV
2017 Toh Dil Ka Kia Hua Hum TV
2017 Laal Ishq A-Plus Entertainment Sequel of Landa Bazar
2019 Meray Pass Tum Ho TBD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile on Pakpedia
  2. ^ "Khalilur Rehman Qamar interview". Pakistani Drama Reviews, Ratings & Entertainment news Portal. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Khalilur Rehman Qamar on Lollywood, revival of dramas, Mona Lisa". dailytimes. Archived from the original on 26 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Full cast and crew of the Landa Bazar". vidpk.com. Retrieved March 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Khalilur rehman Qamar few thoughts of the drama writer". Pakistani Drama Reviews, Ratings & Entertainment news Portal. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  6. ^ "What 'Pyaray Afzal' did right". Dawn.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Pyaray Afzal a different type of romance". Blush. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  8. ^ "Last episode of Pyaray Afzal in cinemas". ARY News. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
  9. ^ http://tribune.com.pk/story/1006918/khalil-ur-rehman-and-humayun-saeed-team-up/