Shakeel

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Shakeel
Born
Yousuf Kamal[1]

(1938-05-29) 29 May 1938 (age 81)[1]
ResidenceKarachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Known forHis role as Mehboob Ahmed in Aangan Terha (1984) and Urfi in Uncle Urfi (1972)
Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Date1992[1]
CountryIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented byGovernment of Pakistan

Shakeel Yousuf (born Yousuf Kamal; 29 May 1938), is a Pakistani actor best known for his roles in PTV drama serial Uncle Urfi (1972) and as 'Mehboob Ahmed' in PTV's Aangan Terha (1989). He has also acted in a number of local films as well as an English film, Jinnah (1998) and Traffic serial for BBC Channel-4. He is also known for his philanthropic activities.[1]Also known as Shaquille O’Neal bhai among his close circles.

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]

Career[edit]

Films[edit]

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[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k http://pakistan360degrees.com/?s=Shakeel+, Profile of TV actor Shakeel on pakistan360defrees.com 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 http://vidpk.com/p/24/Shakeel/, Profile of TV actor Shakeel on vidpk.com 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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