Rasheed Naz

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Rasheed Naz
Born(1948-09-09)9 September 1948
Died17 January 2022(2022-01-17) (aged 73)
Islamabad, Pakistan
OccupationTV actor, film actor
Years active1971 – 2017
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan (2009)

Rasheed Naz (9 September 1948 – 17 January 2022) was a Pakistani film and television actor. He started his television career in 1971 in a Pashto television play and worked in several Pashto, Hindko and Urdu-language plays.

Life and career[edit]

Rasheed Naz was born on 9 September 1948 in Peshawar, NWFP (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Pakistan.[1][2][3][4]

In 1971, he started his television career as an actor in Pushto television play. Rasheed Naz has worked in several Pashto, Hindko and Urdu language plays. His first Urdu play was Aik Tha Gaoon (1973).[1][2] His first popular play was Namoos. He also worked in Pakistan's first private television play Dasht, telecast on N T M TV channel.[2]

In 1988, he worked in his first Pashto film Zama Jang (in Urdu "Meri Jang").[2] His first Urdu film was Syed Noor's Dakait. He also worked in Shoaib Mansoor's film Khuda Ke Liye (2007 film). Rasheed Naz also worked in a Shoaib Mansoor's video song "Ishq Mohabbat Apna Pan" with Iman Ali.[2] Aside from that, Raheed Naz also starred in the Bollywood film Baby in 2015 alongside Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Madhurima Tuli.[5]

Rasheed Naz had a long career of over forty years.[2]

Awards and recognition[edit]


Rasheed Naz died in Islamabad, Pakistan on 17 January 2022 at the age of 73. For some time, he had been suffering from some health issues. His body was brought to Peshawar for funeral and he was buried there.[1]

Notable television plays[edit]


Year Title Role Language Notes
1988 Zama Jang[2]
2001 Dakait[2]
2003 Larki Punjaban
2003 Qayamat – A Love Triangle In Afghanistan Urdu
2007 Khuda Ke Liye[2] Maulana Tahiri Urdu
2008 Kashf (The Lifting of the Veil)[3] Sufi Pir
2009 Kandahar Break[3] Ashiq Khan English 2011 bol movie
2012 Arman Khan sahab Pashto not terrorise
2015 Baby Maulana Mohammad Abdul Rahman Hindi Terrorist Mastermind
2015 Karachi se Lahore Khan Sahib Urdu
2017 Gul E Jana Pashto
2017 Pari (2017 film) TBA Urdu
2017 "Verna (film)"[2] TBA Urdu

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sirajuddin (17 January 2022). "Veteran actor Rashid Naz passes away at 73". Images (Dawn Group of Newspapers). Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Veteran actor Rasheed Naz passes away". The Express Tribune. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c "Films: Rasheed Naz | the List". Archived from the original on 20 December 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  4. ^ "Rasheed Naz's film". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 1 October 2019. Retrieved 26 January 2022.
  5. ^ Kumar, Anuj (23 January 2015). "Baby review: Preventive measures". The Hindu (newspaper). ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 January 2022.
  6. ^ 14 NWFP personalities honoured (with civil awards) Business Recorder (newspaper), Published 24 March 2009, Retrieved 26 January 2022

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