Sohail Ahmed

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Sohail Ahmed
Sohail Ahmed

(1963-05-01) 1 May 1963 (age 56)
Other namesAzizi
OccupationActor, producer, director and writer
Known forComedy Satire
TelevisionHasb e Haal comedy show 2009 - Present
Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Date23 March 2011[1]
CountryIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented byAsif Ali Zardari, President of Pakistan

Sohail Ahmed (born 1 May 1963[2]), 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.[3] He also appears in a popular Dunya TV show Hasb-e-Haal.


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.[4] Most of the TV shows that he has acted in have been on Pakistan Television Corporation.[3] Sohail Ahmed prefers to use unplanned dialogue during comedy shows.[5]

Stage dramas[edit]

  • Shartiya Mithay[6]
  • Kaali Chaadar
  • Feeqa In America
  • Kot'tha
  • Ek Tera Sanam Khana
  • Roti Khol Do

Sovay Laal Stage Drama

List of television shows[edit]


Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ Pamment, Claire. Comic Performance in Pakistan: The Bhānd (illustrated ed.). Springer, 2017. p. 207. ISBN 1137566310. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Profile of TV comedian Sohail Ahmed on website, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ Profile of Sohail Ahmed on website, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  6. ^ Profile of TV Comedian Sohail Ahmed on website, Retrieved 26 September 2017
  7. ^ Sohail Ahmed's Sitara-i-Imtiaz Award listed on The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 14 August 2012, Retrieved 26 September 2017