Umer Shareef

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Umer Shareef
عمر شریف
Born (1955-04-19) 19 April 1955 (age 65)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Other namesOmer Sharif
Mohammed Omer
King of Comedy
OccupationActor, director, film producer, writer, composer, author, poet[1]
Spouse(s)Zareen Ghazal (2005–present)

Umer Shareef,[2][3][4] is a Pakistani comedian and actor, director, Producer, writer, composer, author, poet and television personality. He is regarded as one of the greatest comedian in the sub-continent.


Sharif was born in Liaquatabad, Karachi as Mohammad Umer. He changed his name to Omer Sharif when he joined theater. He started his showbiz career from Karachi as stage performer at the age of 14. One of his extremely popular 1989 comedy stage plays were Bakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai.

Much of the success comes from the fact that he started to record his stage shows rented out in a similar to movies. Yes Sir eid , No Sir eid were the first stage shows to come out on video. He is known in the Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and other south Asian belt as the King of Comedy.

Sharif was a guest judge for one of the episodes of the Indian comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, alongside Navjot Singh Siddhu and Shekhar SumanSharif also hosted The Shareif Show, where he interviewed film and television actors, entertainers, musicians, and politicians. He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for local and overseas events[example needed].[5]

For the 50-year anniversary of Pakistan's independence, Sharif performed a play called Umer Sharif Haazir Ho. In the play, a representative from every occupation was called into court and asked what they had done for Pakistan in the past 50 years. The Lawyer's Association stated a case against Sharif as a result.[6] There were rumors of his death but it was false umer shareef family says to media.[7][8]


He has received National awards for Best Director,Best Actor in 1992 for Mr. 420. He has received ten Nigar Awards, he is the only one to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year. Also three Graduate Awards and four national awards. He has also awarded with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.

In 2006, the Umer Sharif Welfare Trust was formed with the stated goal of creating a "state of the art health center that provides services free of cost."[9]

Stage dramas[edit]

  • Bakra Qiston Pay Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (1989)
  • Dulhan Main Lekar Jaonga
  • Salam Karachi
  • Andaz Apna Apna
  • Meri Bhi To Eid Karade
  • Nayee Aami Purana Abba
  • Yeh Hay Naya Tamasha
  • Yeh Hay Naya Zamana
  • Yes Sir Eid No Sir Eid
  • Eid Tere Naam
  • Samad Bond 007
  • Nach Meri Bulbul
  • Lahore se London
  • Angoor Khatay Hain
  • Petrol Pump
  • Lotay te Lafafey
  • Loot Sale
  • Half Plate
  • Meri Jaan Thanedaar
  • Umar Sharif in Jungle
  • Beauty Parlour
  • Makeup Room
  • Chaudhary Plaza
  • Mamu Mazak Mat Karo
  • Hum Se Milo
  • Yeh To House Full Hogaya
  • Bakra Munna Bhai
  • Behrupia
  • Lal Qile ki Rai Lalu Khet ka Raja
  • Chand Baraye Farokhat
  • Hanste Raho Chalte Raho
  • Umar Sharif Hazir Ho
  • Baby Samjha Karo
  • Doctor aur Kasai
  • Budha Ghar Pe Hai
  • Eid Aashiqon Ki
  • Nehle pe Dehla
  • One Day Eid Match
  • Police Ho To Aisi
  • Paying Guest
  • Aao Sach Bolain
  • Flight 420
  • Coolie 420
  • Hamsa Ho To Samn Aaye
  • Walima Taiyar Hai
  • Filmi Pariyan
  • Akbar e Azam in Pakistan
  • Jeet Teri Peda Mera
  • Shadi Magar Aadhi
  • Bebia
  • Mano Meri Baat
  • Gol Maal
  • Female Ki Email
  • Eidy Chupa ke Rakhna
  • Dulha (2002)



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hisab
1987 Kundan
1992 Mr. 420
1994 Khandan
1994 Laat Sahb

Reality shows[edit]

Year Show Role Channel Notes
2009 The Shareef Show Host Geo TV


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif in Dubai". Gulf News. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Pakistani Comic Legend Umer Shareef And More Present 'Comedy Ka Dhamaka'!". Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Renowned comedian Umer Shareef hospitalised". Daily Times. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Pashto Cinema". Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  6. ^ Biography – Omer Sharif Archived 11 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Umer Sharif is in good health, says family | Samaa Digital". Samaa TV. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  8. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (11 May 2017). "Comedian Umer Sharif's family says his illness is minor after hospital photo goes viral". Images. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. ^ MAA Hospital – Omer Sharif Welfare Trust

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