Yasir Hussain

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Yasir Hussain
Born (1975-11-29) 29 November 1975 (age 43)
Years active2010–present

Syed Yasir Hussain is a Pakistani actor, screenwriter, playwright and host from Islamabad best known for his comic roles.[1][2] He hosted The After Moon Show on Hum TV. He is also known for playing antagonist in 2018 social drama Baandi.[3]

Life and career[edit]

Born in Islamabad into a Rajput famiy from Azad Kashmir,[4] he's the youngest in a family of twelve siblings, including a sister who's a Dubai-based singer, Schumaila Hussain, and who has more recently gained attention for singing the OSTs of dramas Muqabil and Khamoshi, while she has also done works for Lollywood and Bollywood,[5][6] and a brother who's a scriptwriter.[7]

Hussain remain associated with Kopycats Production as they produced some of the great plays for theatre which were written by Anwar Maqsood like Half Plate, Pawney 14 August , Sawa 14 August and Saichin and the most popular Aangan Terrha in which Yasir Hussain played the role of Akbar which was originally played by late Saleem Nasir.[8][9]

Hussain made his Lollywood debut as Moti in the film Karachi Se Lahore (2015) written by himself and directed by Wajahat Rauf.[10][11]

He has also acted in television serials including sitcom Coke Kahani Kya Life Hai and drama serial Dareecha.[12] He reprised his role as Moti in Lahore Se Aagey (2016) was a spin-off to Karachi Se Lahore and was released on 11 November 2016. He appeared in multiple telefilms and a drama serial Shaadi Mubarak Ho opposite to Kubra Khan directed by Wajahat Rauf and written by Yasir Hussain himself. [13] Hussain hosted two seasons of The After Moon Show.[14] He is currently playing role of an antagonist in drama serial Baandi named as Tahawar.[15]

Yasir Hussain made his comeback in theater after 7 years with Naach Na Jaanay a prequel to Aangan Terrha. The play has been written by Anwar Maqsood. It has been unveiled that the play will be put on premier on 23rd March 2019. Yasir will be leading into the main role of the theater play as the Akbar in the play. Years back this Angan tehra play broke so many records with the highlight of 101 consecutive shows in Karachi. It was also written by Anwar Maqsood. In Aangan Tehra, Yasir played the role of Saleem Nasir sahib’s character from his drama Aangan Terha as to be seven years back in the serial’s theatre adaptation. Dawar Mahmood will be directing it and KopyKats is standing as producing it at Arts Council Karachi. Yasir said that his role is all about the dancer who is living into the era of Zia.[16]


dagger Film are currently on Cinema
dagger Denotes films that have not yet been released


Year Title Role Notes
2015 Karachi Se Lahore Moti Lollywood debut; also writer
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Dialogue writer
Lahore Se Aagey Moti Also writer
2017 Arth 2 Cameo appearance
TBA Band Toh Ab Bajay Ga TBA
Karachi Se Lahore 3
Peace of Heart [17]

TV serials[edit]

Year Title Role
2014 Happily Married Multiple guest appearances
2012 Coke Kahani Beydil
2012 Dareecha Shahrukh
2012 Kiya Life Hai John
2017 Shadi Mubarak Ho Nyle
2018 Baandi Tahawar


Year Title Role
2012 Family Man Mohsin
2014 Arranged Shadi ki Love Story Haider
2015 Tum Milay Ho Yoon Jamal
2016 Dilwali Dulha Le Jayegi Aadi
2017 Aisa Bhi Hota Hai Shoukat
2017 Dildarian Dildar Hussain
2017 Zor Laga Kay Haiyya Wajdan
2018 Photocopy Faraz
2018 Band Toh Bajeyga Amir


Year Title
2018 The After Moon Show


  1. ^ "The Versatile, Yasirr Hussain!". Fizzzzz. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Local humour in 'Karachi se Lahore' will make it worth watching". DAWN. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ Shirazi, Maria. "Yasir Hussain to play antagonist in Baandi". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  4. ^ "IS Syed Yasir HUSSAIN THE NEW NASEERUDDIN SHAH?". youlinmagazine.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  5. ^ Sadiq Saleem (31 March 2018), "Introducing Schumaila Hussain", The News International. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Schumaila Hussain and Mohsin Abbas Haider Working On The Music Of Film”Senti Aur Mental”", 19 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  7. ^ Here Is What You Need To Know About The Versatile Yasir Hussain
  8. ^ "IS Syed Yasir HUSSAIN THE NEW NASEERUDDIN SHAH?". youlinmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  9. ^ "I want to make writers become stars in Pakistan". TNS – The News on Sunday. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  10. ^ "' Karachi Se Lahore': a long but uneventful journey". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Pakistani Actress Ayesha Omar's Karachi Se Lahore All Set to Make a Splash in Hollywood". Masala!. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  12. ^ "SYED Yasir HUSSAIN THE ALL-rOUNDER IS HERE TO STAY". MG The Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  13. ^ "Shadi Mubarak Ho Drama on ARY Digital: Cast, Promo, OST & Timings". Ghazala Sulaiman. Retrieved Jun 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "The Aftermoon Show with Yasir".
  15. ^ "Yasir Hussain to play antagonist in Baandi".
  16. ^ "Yasir Hussain back to theatre with Aangan Terha's prequel "Naach Na Jaanay"".
  17. ^ "Peace of Heart | U-Films Production | Moammar Rana,Yasir Hussain,Maira Khan,Saba Qamar - Youth Group Limited". Retrieved 2018-04-20.

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