May 11, 1938
Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
|Years active||1967– present |
|Children||Aamir Qureshi (son)|
Qureshi was born in Hyderabad (now in Pakistan) on 11 May 1938. 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. He has acted in more than 500 movies, in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.
Actor Aamir Qureshi is his son.
Early life and career
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.
- Laakhon Mein Ek (1967). Mustafa Qureshi's debut film. He was introduced in this film by film director Raza Mir
- Andleeb (1969)
- Maula Jatt (1979)
- Lal Aandhi (1979)
- Ghulami (1985)
- Jeeva (1995)
- Sargam (1995)
- Chief Sahib (1996)
- Zill-e-Shah (2008)
- Wohti ley ke jaani ay (2010)
- Shareeka (2012)
- Sultanat (2014)
- Two+Two (unreleased)
- Shor Sharaba (TBA)
Awards and recognition
- Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the President of Pakistan
- Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor in film 'Lal Aandhi' (1979)
- Qureshi, Mustafa. "Mustafa Qureshi's biography and interview". Dawn newspaper. Retrieved 1 Dec 2016.
- Paracha, Nadeem F. (19 October 2014). "Maula Jatt: the secret history". Dawn newspaper. Retrieved 1 Dec 2016.
- Ahmed Sarym (4 August 2016), ""I know I'm not hero-material," says Aamir Qureshi", hip. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
- http://www.janubaba.com/c/forum/topic/20869/Lollywood/Nigar_Awards__Complete_History, Actor Mustafa Qureshi, Nigar Award winner in 1979 for Best Supporting Actor in Sangeeta's film 'Lal Aandhi' (1979), Retrieved 1 Dec 2016
- "'Shor Sharaba' enters post-production – The Express Tribune newspaper". 17 August 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
- Mustafa Qureshi on IMDb
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02rg2g3, Mustafa Qureshi's BBC Radio 1 interview, Retrieved 1 Dec 2016
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