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Yousuf Kamal[1]

(1938-05-29) 29 May 1938 (age 84)[1]
Known for
Pride of Performance Award Recipient
CountryIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented byGovernment of Pakistan

Yousuf Kamal (born 29 May 1938), better known as Shakeel Yousuf, is a Pakistani actor best known for his roles in PTV drama serial Uncle Urfi (1972), as 'Mehboob Ahmed' in PTV's Aangan Terha (1984) and as Taimoor Ahmad in Ankahi (1982). He has also acted in a number of local films as well as the role of First Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaqat Ali Khan along with Christopher Lee in the biographical English film detailing the life of founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Jamil Dehalvi's Jinnah (1998) AndTraffic serial for BBC Channel-4. He is also known for his philanthropic activities.[1]

Early life[edit]

Shakeel and his family migrated from India to Karachi, Pakistan in 1952.[1] He was born as Yusuf Kamal in Bhopal, British India.[2]

He received his primary education from an English medium school in British India and in a French missionary school in India.[1]



He made his debut in the film, Honehar in 1966.[1][2]

  • Josh-e-intiqaam (1968)
  • Nakhuda (1968)
  • Papi (1968)
  • Zindagi (1968)
  • Dastaan (1969)
  • Insaan aur gadha (1973)[3]
  • Badal aur bijli (1973)
  • Chahat (1973)[3]
  • Jeedar (1981)
  • Traffic Movie – TV Serial (BBC Channel-4 )
  • Jinnah (1998) as Liaquat Ali Khan[4]
  • Zeher-e-Ishq (2016)


Television roles in the following TV dramas:

Awards and legacy[edit]

Shakeel, in his 'one-man-show' 35-minutes-long stage performance in Karachi, in December 2012, says in the play, "War, war and more war only results in hunger and poverty."[2] "At one point, he reminisces about a time when people were full of love, honesty and concern for each other."[2] Many Pakistani TV and film celebrities including Fatima Surayya Bajia, Hasina Moin, Bushra Ansari and Anwar Maqsood Hameedi were in the audience to watch his performance.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Archived 5 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Profile of TV actor Shakeel on website, Retrieved 27 Dec 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Abbasi, Mahrukh (2 December 2012). "In his tribute performance, Shakeel's message: Don't go down that road". The Express Tribune newspaper. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b Archived 21 April 2017 at the Wayback Machine, Profile of TV actor Shakeel on website, Retrieved 27 Dec 2016
  4. ^ Jinnah (1998) movie on IMDb website, Retrieved 27 Dec 2016
  5. ^ PTV Classic Eid Drama 'Happy Eid Mubarak'. 29 August 2011 – via YouTube., Retrieved 27 Dec 2016

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