Mahmood Ali

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Mahmood Ali
Born1928 (1928)
DiedJuly 11, 2008(2008-07-11) (aged 79–80)
OccupationRadio Pakistan and Pakistani television artist
Years active1945 – 1995
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1985

Syed Mahmood Ali (1928 – 11 July 2008; Urdu:سید محمود علی) was a Pakistani radio, film, television and stage artist.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Mahmood Ali was born in Hyderabad Deccan in 1928.[2] Mahmood Ali began his career with the All India Radio in 1945. He migrated to Pakistan after independence, arriving in Lahore in 1947. He soon moved to Karachi and joined Radio Pakistan during its early days, after the independence of Pakistan, in 1947.[1] Mahmood Ali contributed to Radio Pakistan and the Pakistani television for more than 50 years.[2]


His notable contributions are:

  • Syed Mahmood Ali started his acting career from a radio play, Khawaja Moinuddin's Theater.[2]
  • Haamid Mian Kay Haan (a Radio Pakistan play in the 1950s)
  • Mirza Ghalib Bunder Road Pe (a Radio Pakistan play in the 1960s)[2]
  • Lal Qila Sey Lalu Khait Tak (a Radio Pakistan play in the 1960s)[2]



Mahmood Ali also worked in over 25 films:[2]

  • Chori Chhuppe (1965)
  • Khush Naseeb (1980s)[1]

Death and legacy[edit]

Syed Mahmood Ali died on 11 July 2008 due to cardiac arrest at age 80. He was buried at Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard in Karachi.[1][2]

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Artist Mahmood Ali is no more". Dawn (newspaper). 13 July 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Profile of Mahmood Ali". website. 17 July 2012. Archived from the original on 30 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b 'Old but not forgotten: Top 10 Pakistani dramas to re-watch now' Dawn (newspaper), Published 13 March 2015, Retrieved 9 March 2022

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