Sohail Ahmed

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Sohail Ahmed
Born Sohail Akram Butt
Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan
Other names Azizi
Citizenship Pakistani
Occupation Actor, producer, director and writer
Known for Comedy
Television Hasb e Haal comedy show in 2009 - Present
Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Date 23 March 2011[1]
Country Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented by Asif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan

Sohail Ahmed (Urdu: سہیل احمد‎) (born Sohail Akram Butt), best known as Azizi (Urdu: عزیزی‎), is a Pakistani comedian and stage and TV actor. He is notable for comedy stage and TV dramas based in Lahore.[2]


He improvises dialogue during stage plays. In January 2009, Sohail plays the character Azizi in the show Hasb-e-Haal on Dunya News, where he does humorous commentary on current affairs and other topics.[3] Most of the TV shows that he has acted in have been on Pakistan Television Corporation.[2] Sohail Ahmed prefers to use unplanned dialogue during comedy shows.[4]

Stage dramas[edit]

List of television shows[edit]


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  1. ^ a b Sohail Ahmed's 2011 Pride of Performance Award on The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 22 March 2011, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  2. ^ a b c Profile of TV comedian Sohail Ahmed on website, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  3. ^ Anne Geniets (February 2011). Trust in international news media in partially free media environments (PDF) (Report). Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. p. 67. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Profile of Sohail Ahmed on website, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  5. ^ Profile of TV Comedian Sohail Ahmed on website, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  6. ^ Sohail Ahmed's Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award listed on The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 14 August 2012, Retrieved 26 September 2017