15 November 1944
Nagpur, British India
|Died||19 October 1989
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Known for||servant 'Akbar' role in PTV's Drama Serial Aangan Terha|
Saleem Nasir (Urdu: سلیم ناصر) (1944–1989) was a Pakistani film and TV actor. With some experience in film and television acting roles, he later developed his artistic skills and built his career based on his versatile roles. He tried to do justice to every role that was offered to him. Salim Nasir also published his own entertainment magazine, TV Tempo and was a leading force behind another magazine,TV Times.
Early life and career
- Film Zaib-un-Nisa (1976). Other cast: Waheed Murad, Shamim Ara, Aaliya. Film Director: Fareed Ahmed
- In Aangan Terha, (PTV drama serial) Salim Nasir played the role of a servant, Akbar, who used to be a dancer, before being hired as a servant by a retired Civil servant, Shakeel, dubbed as Mehboob Ahmed. Other cast: Bushra Ansari, Shakeel, Arshad Mehmood. Director: Qaiser Farooq. Writer: Anwar Maqsood. The serial was forced to stop under the Martial Law administration pressure as the script written by Anwar Maqsood was indirectly criticizing the Army Rule during Late General Zia-ul-Haq era.
- In Dastak (PTV drama serial), he played the role of a lawyer. Other cast: Ayaz Naik, Shazia Akhtar, Qazi Wajid.
- In Ankahi he played an authoritative role. It is a story of ordinary people trying to make it against all odds. Other cast: Shehnaz Sheikh, Shakeel, Javed Sheikh, and young Jibran. Director: Shoaib Mansoor/ Mohsin Ali. Writer: Haseena Moin.
- In Nishan-e-Haider", he played the role of Captain Sarwar Shaheed.
- In Aakhri Chatan, he played the role of Sultan Jalal ad-Din Manguberdi
- In Jangloos A PTV drama as 'Mian Ji'
- Salim Nasir made a guest appearance in Anwar Maqsood's PTV stage show, Silver Jubilee, in 1983.
- In Yanaseeb Clinic he played the role of a director.
- In Haseena Moin's 'Bandish' he played opposite Khalida Riyasat, Mahmood Masood, Talat Hussain and Zafar Masood. The serial was directed by Shirin Khan and Mohsin Ali.
He was honored with Pakistan's highest achievement award in the field of acting,'The President's Pride of Performance Award' in 1990.
At the age of 45 years, Salim Nasir suffered a heart attack on 24 September 1989. On October 19, 1989, he experienced signs of extreme heart congestion around noon. He was rushed to the hospital but expired before any medical treatment could be provided. His survivors included his wife, two daughters and a son.
- http://www.dawn.com/news/599142/remembering-saleem-nasir, 'Remembering Saleem Nasir', Dawn newspaper, Published 16 Jan 2011, Retrieved 7 Dec 2016
- Anis Shakur, Salim Nasir: Jo khawab tha bikhar gaya mein waqt tha guzar gaya, Tribute to actor Salim Nasir, Retrieved 7 Dec 2016
- http://urduwire.com/people/Salim-Nasir_534.aspx, Profile of Salim Nasir on urduwire.com website, Retrieved 7 Dec 2016
- http://pakfilms.net/movies/details.php?pid=1603, Film Zaib-un-Nisa (1976) on PAKfilms database website, Retrieved 7 Dec 2016