Mustafa Qureshi

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Mustafa Qureshi
Mustafa Qureshi

(1938-05-11) May 11, 1938 (age 80)[1]
Years active1967– present [1]
ChildrenAamir Qureshi (son)

Mustafa Qureshi (Urdu: مصطفی قریشی‬, Sindhi: مُصطفي قريشي) is a Pakistani film and television actor.

Qureshi was born in Hyderabad (now in Pakistan) on 11 May 1938.[1] He gained popularity from Punjabi movies. His role as the villain Noori Natt in the movie Maula Jatt (1979) became his trademark and he went on to adapt similar roles for many years to come.[2] He has acted in more than 500 movies, in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.[1]


Actor Aamir Qureshi is his son.[3]

Early life and career[edit]

Qureshi started his professional career working for Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in the early 1960s. One day he went to see the shooting of the film Aag Ka Darya (1966) and was spotted by cameraman and future film director Raza Mir and asked to act as a villain in his upcoming film Laakhon Mein Ek (1967). Qureshi initially could not see himself becoming an actor, So he had to be convinced by Mir. Eventually Qureshi agreed to do the film. As of 2016, his film career has spanned 45 years.[1]


Notable films

Awards and recognition[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Qureshi, Mustafa. "Mustafa Qureshi's biography and interview". Dawn newspaper. Retrieved 1 Dec 2016.
  2. ^ Paracha, Nadeem F. (19 October 2014). "Maula Jatt: the secret history". Dawn newspaper. Retrieved 1 Dec 2016.
  3. ^ Ahmed Sarym (4 August 2016), ""I know I'm not hero-material," says Aamir Qureshi", hip. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b, Actor Mustafa Qureshi, Nigar Award winner in 1979 for Best Supporting Actor in Sangeeta's film 'Lal Aandhi' (1979), Retrieved 1 Dec 2016
  5. ^ "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production – The Express Tribune newspaper". 17 August 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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