Qazi Wajid

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Qazi Wajid
Born1944 (1944)
DiedFebruary 11, 2018(2018-02-11) (aged 73–74)
NationalityPakistan
OccupationActor
RelativesFazila Kaiser (daugther)
Kaiser Khan Nizamani (son-in-law)

Qazi Wajid (Urdu: قاضی واجد‎ May 26, 1930 – February 11, 2018) was a Pakistani actor.[1] Some of his famous works include Tanhaiyaan, Dhoop Kinare, Mehndi, Khuda Ki Basti and Ankahi.[2] He died in Karachi on 11 February 2018.[3]

After 25 years on radio, he resigned and performed as an actor[4], joining television in 1966, and for his contributions in the field, he was eventually awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the Government of Pakistan.[5]

In a career spanning more than 50 years, he did "more than 1,200 dramas as a staff artist for Radio Pakistan since 1977, and more than 500 dramas for TV."[6]

Personal life[edit]

Born Qazi Abdul Wajid Ansari, even if it's generally assumed that he was born in Lahore in 1930, his birthplace is actually the Gwalior state and the year is 1944, as he himself stated in one of his last interviews.[7] His family, including five siblings (three brothers and two sisters), moved to Pakistan at the partition of 1947.[8]

His daughter, Fazila Kaiser,[9][10] was a famous fashion model and actress during the 90s and, through her, his son-in-law is actor, director and producer Kaiser Khan Nizamani.[11]

Career[edit]

He began his career by joining Radio Pakistan as a child artiste in 1956.[12]

Death[edit]

Qazi Wajid died of a heart attack on February 11, 2018 in Karachi.[13][14] He was 74 years old.[15][16]

See also[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away". The News (Pakistan). 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  2. ^ "5 most famous performances by Qazi Wajid" (11 February 2018), The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Renowned actor Qazi Wajid passes away". DAWN.COM. 2018-02-11. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  4. ^ "Qazi Wajid". Profilepk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-22.
  5. ^ "Renowned actor Qazi Wajid passes away" (11 February 2018), Dawn News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Reminiscing with Qazi Wajid" (6 October 2007), The News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  7. ^ Omair Alavi (12 February 2018), "OBITUARY: QAZI WAJID’S LAST ACT SADDENS FANS", Dawn News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away in Karachi" (11 February 2018), Geo News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away" (11 February 2018), SomethingHaute. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  10. ^ Fouzia Nasir Ahmad (1 October 2017), "THE TUBE", Dawn News. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  11. ^ Shahjahan Khurram (16 July 2015), "ARY Films' Wrong Number Karachi premiere impresses all", ARY News. 7 February 2019.
  12. ^ Rabia Mushtaq (02 Dec - 08 Dec, 2017), "QAZI WAJID - TALES OF A BLUE-EYED BOY", MagTheWeekly. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  13. ^ "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  14. ^ Press, Associated (2018-02-11). "Pakistan's veteran TV actor, Qazi Wajid, dead at 87". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  15. ^ Entertainment. "Veteran actor Qazi Wajid passes away | Entertainment". thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  16. ^ "Renowned actor Qazi Wajid passes away - Pakistan". Dawn.Com. 2017-12-18. Retrieved 2018-02-11.
  17. ^ "Nation mourns Qazi Wajid's death" (11 February 2018), The Express Tribune.