Yasir Hussain

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Yasir Hussain
  • Actor
  • VJ
  • host
  • Screenwriter
  • playwright
Years active2010–present
(m. 2019)

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

Life and career

Born into a family 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 Terha in which Yasir Hussain played the role of Akbar which was originally played by late Saleem Nasir.[4][8]

Hussain made his Lollywood debut as Moti in the film Karachi Se Lahore (2015) written by himself and directed by Wajahat Rauf.[9][10]

He has also acted in television serials including sitcom Coke Kahani Kya Life Hai and drama serial Dareecha.[11] 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.[12] Hussain hosted two seasons of The After Moon Show.[13] He is currently playing role of an antagonist in drama serial Baandi named as Tahawar.[14]

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 23 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.[15]

Yasir Hussain has received criticism from Pathan community for mocking their language Pashto and often trying to elicit racist responses from audiences toward Pathan jokes.[16]

Yasir Hussain was also criticized for his unwelcoming attitude towards Turkish actors and actresses when they came to act in Pakistani ads. He got trolled on every post for his fights but some celebrities agreed he was being bullied and the trolling was getting too much. [17]

Personal life

Yasir Hussain publicly proposed to TV actress Iqra Aziz at the Lux Style Awards.[18][19][20] They were married in Karachi on 28 December 2019.[21][22]



Year Title Role Notes
2015 Karachi Se Lahore Moti Film debut; also writer
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan
Lahore Se Aagey Moti Also writer
2017 Arth 2 special appearance
2019 Chhalawa writer
Baaji special appearance
2022 Parde Mein Rehne Do special appearance
TBA Half Fry TBA
Band Toh Ab Bajay Ga
Peace of Heart


Year Title Role
2014 Happily Married Multiple guest appearances
2012 Coke Kahani Beydil
Dareecha Shahrukh khan
Kiya Life Hai John
2017 Shadi Mubarak Ho Nyle
Baaghi Sami Ahmad (Guest Appearance)
2018 The After Moon Show Host
Baandi Tahawar
2020 Jhooti Ali[23]
2021 Koyal director only (directorial debut)[24]
2022 Badshah Begum Pir Qaiser[25]
Aik Thi Laila director also[26]


Year Title Role
2008 Bombay Dreams
Come Again
2013 Aangan Terrha[27] Akbar
Ponay 14 August
2013 Sawa 14 August[28] Sindhi Politician; Pushtun Poet
2013 Halfplate[29] Mirza Nafees Barelvi
2019 Naach Na Jaanay[30] Akbar


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
Dildarian Dildar Hussain
Zor Laga Kay Haiyya Wajdan
2018 Photocopy Faraz
Band Toh Baje Ga Amir
2019 Help Me Durdana Dino/Durdana
2022 Siwaiyaan Ahsan


Ceremony Category Film Result
15th Lux Style Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Film Karachi Se Lahore Nominated
16th Lux Style Awards Best Lead Actor in a Film Lahore Se Aagey


  1. ^ "Iqra Aziz, Yasir Hussain welcome baby boy". The Express Tribune. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 23 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Local humour in 'Karachi se Lahore' will make it worth watching". DAWN. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  3. ^ Shirazi, Maria. "Yasir Hussain to play antagonist in Baandi". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "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. ^ "I want to make writers become stars in Pakistan". TNS – The News on Sunday. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  9. ^ "' Karachi Se Lahore': a long but uneventful journey". The Express Tribune. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Pakistani Actress Ayesha Omar's Karachi Se Lahore All Set to Make a Splash in Hollywood". Masala!. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  11. ^ "Syed Yasir Hussain the all-rounder is here to stay". MG The Weekly. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  12. ^ "Shadi Mubarak Ho Drama on ARY Digital: Cast, Promo, OST & Timings". Ghazala Sulaiman. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  13. ^ The Aftermoon Show with Yasir – Home. Facebook. Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  14. ^ Sabeeh, Maheen. (2018-11-06) Yasir Hussain to play antagonist in Baandi. Thenews.com.pk. Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  15. ^ "Yasir Hussain back to theatre with Aangan Terha's sequel "Naach Na Jaanay"". 27 January 2019.
  16. ^ Yasir Hussain's terrible Hum Awards joke is proof desi comedians need a reality check – Comment – Images. Images.dawn.com. Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  17. ^ "Armeena Khan says Yasir Hussain is being bullied, Twitter disagrees". The Express Tribune. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  18. ^ Yasir Hussain proposes to Iqra Aziz at Lux Style Awards 2019, the actress says. thenews.com.pk (2019-07-08). Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  19. ^ Yasir Hussain proposes to Iqra Aziz at Lux Style Awards 2019 | Entertainment. Geo.tv (2019-07-08). Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  20. ^ Who won at the mega Lux Style Awards 2019? | Entertainment. thenews.com.pk (2019-07-08). Retrieved on 2019-08-12. Yasir married Iqra Aziz in Karachi on 28 December 2019
  21. ^ Tribune.com.pk (28 December 2019). "In Pictures: Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain have finally tied the knot!". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  22. ^ "Yasir Hussain latest tattoo is all about love for Iqra Aziz". Brecorder. 3 March 2020.
  23. ^ "Iqra Aziz and Yasir Hussain to star together in a drama serial for the first time". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Yasir Hussain spills the beans on his directorial debut". IMAGES. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 4 November 2021.
  25. ^ "Yasir Hussain and Zara Noor Abbas to star in upcoming drama Badshah Begum". Images. 4 January 2022. Retrieved 5 January 2022.
  26. ^ "The teaser for Yasir Hussain's Aik Thi Laila starring Iqra Aziz is out now". Dawn Images. 16 November 2022.
  27. ^ Aangan Terha | Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF). Pakistan Press Foundation (2013-02-08). Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  28. ^ Sawa 14 August – bringing history to the theater – Newspaper. Dawn.Com (2013-10-25). Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  29. ^ Anwar Maqsood’s Haaf Playt: Spicy but stale | The Express Tribune. Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved on 2019-08-12.
  30. ^ Arts council of Pakistan to stage its first production "Nach Na Jane". Trade Chronicle (2019-01-03). Retrieved on 2019-08-12.

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