Talat Hussain (actor)

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Talat Hussain
طلعت حسین
Talat Hussain Warsi

(1940-09-18) September 18, 1940 (age 82)
Years active1964 – present
SpouseRakshanda Talat
AwardsSitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) Award by the President of Pakistan in 2021
Pride of Performance Award in 1982

Talat Hussain Warsi, is a Pakistani actor. He is the son of Altaf Hussain Warsi and Shaista Begum who was one of the pioneering voices of Radio Pakistan, Karachi.[1]


Hussain has worked in several foreign films, television drama serials and long plays, including Channel Four's television serial Traffik and Family Pride. In 2006, Hussain won the Amanda Award for the Best Supporting Role in Norwegian film Import-export (2005).[1] He also worked in the Indian film Sautan Ki Beti and made a guest appearance in Jinnah (1998 film).[1]

Talat Hussain's career has been recorded by the author Huma Mir in the book Yeh Hain Talat Hussain. In 2014, Tributes were paid to him at an event at the Arts Council of Pakistan, Karachi by many television personalities including playwright Haseena Moin, veteran TV actor/playwright of Alif Noon (1982) fame, Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, journalist Mazhar Abbas and veteran TV actor Qazi Wajid.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Hussain is married to Rakhshanda Hussain,[1] a professor of psychology at the University of Karachi. They have three children, two daughters and one son : Tazeen,[1] the eldest daughter, was a television actress before quitting after her wedding, the younger daughter, Roohaina, has a few television plays to her credit, while the son is working at a multinational company after doing an MBA degree and is interested in film-making.[1]

In 2012, he is a faculty member at the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) in Karachi where he teaches acting.[1][3]

In February 2012, in an interview to a major English-language newspaper of Pakistan, Talat Hussain revealed that he caught a skin allergy in 2010. This skin allergy developed complications due to wrong treatment by a local cosmetologist. "I couldn't even talk properly, let alone walk or sit after the treatment."[3] His hands trembled and it was difficult for him to hold a teacup and light his cigarette back in 2012.[3]


Year Title Role Channel Notes Ref
Arjumand PTV
Bandish PTV
Des Perdes PTV
Doordesh PTV
1985 Karawaan Tofeeq Ahmed PTV
Eid Ka Jora PTV
Fanooni Latifey PTV
1989 Traffik Drug lord Tariq Butt Channel 4 [1]
1997 Hawain Meer Muhammad PTV
Ik Naye Morr Pe PTV
1993 Kashkol NTM [1]
1976 Parchaiyan PTV [1][3]
Panchwan Mausam PTV
2002 Thori Khushi Thora Gham PTV
Tariq bin Ziad PTV
The Castle: Aik Umeed PTV [4]
Typist (TV series) PTV
Night Constable PTV
Insaan aur Aadmi PTV [1]
Raabta (TV series) PTV
Dard ka Shajar PTV
2005 Riyasat ARY TV
2004 Meharun Nisa Yousuf Indus TV/ Zee TV
2004 Ana Agha Jalal Khan ARY Digital
2000 Aansoo PTV
2011 Dolly Aunty Ka Dream Villa Malik Nazeer Geo TV
2016 Mann Mayal Rehman Hum TV Ifti's father (Dead)



  • Andhera Ujala
  • Raz o Niaz
  • Guriya Ghar
  • Lao Tau Qatalnama Mera
  • Sufaid Khoon
  • Khalid Ki Khala
  • Jo Chalay To Jaan Sey Guzar Gayey

Awards and nominations[edit]

Lux Style Awards[9][edit]

Ceremony Category Project Result
3rd Lux Style Awards Best Film Actor Laaj Nominated
4th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor (Satellite) Ana
5th Lux Style Awards Yeh Bhi Kisi Ki Bayti Hai Won
Riyasat Nominated
8th Lux Style Awards Best TV Actor (Terrestrial) Kabhi Aye Na Judai Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Profile: The pause factor (Profile of actor Talat Hussain) Dawn (newspaper), Published 12 October 2012, Retrieved 25 August 2022
  2. ^ Drama is reflection of society: Talat Hussain The News International (newspaper), Published 12 April 2017, Retrieved 25 August 2022
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Rafay Mahmood (20 February 2012). "Celebrated TV star waits to light up screens again (Talat Hussain)". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  4. ^ The Castle: Aik umeed - Haseena Moin's Masterpiece Daily Times (newspaper), Published 3 July 2016, Retrieved 25 August 2022
  5. ^ a b c d e "Filmography of Talat Hussain". Pakistan Film Magazine website. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  6. ^ Talat Hussain stars in Project Ghazi Retrieved 25 August 2022
  7. ^ Humayun, Sheheryar and Saira team up for Pakistan's 'first ever superhero film' The Express Tribune (newspaper), Published 14 July 2016, Retrieved 25 August 2022
  8. ^ Pakistan Day: Ali Zafar, Humayun Saeed, Bushra Ansari, others honoured with civil awards The News International (newspaper), Published 23 March 2021, Retrieved 25 August 2022
  9. ^ "https://www.fashioncentral.pk/people-parties/events/celebrations/story-383-winners-announced-for-8th-lux-style-awards/" "https://www.rewaj.pk/lux-style-awards-for-the-year-2004/" "https://web.archive.org/web/20030715233432/http://www.luxstyleawards.com/winners/pastwinners.asp"

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