Legendary Urdu comedian Moin Akhter (معین اختر) was born on 24 December 1950 in Karachi, Pakistan.
Moin Akhter started his acting career as a child actor at the age of 13. He played the character of Shylock in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” in a theatre drama.
Moin Akhter made his television debut on 6 September 1966, in a variety show on Pakistan Television (PTV) to celebrate the first Defence Day of Pakistan.
Moin Akhter has performed several roles with a large number of PTV artists in television plays. But his team with Anwar Maqsood and Bushra Ansari was most popular.
“Rozy” was Moin Akhtar’s most successful drama., in which he played the role of a female TV artist.
The government of Pakistan awarded him, Pride of Performance in 1996 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2011.
Moin Akhtar’s Selected Television Serials:
The most popular shows of Moin Akhtar include Rozi, Loose Talk and Eid Train. Here is a list of serials, sitcoms and talk shows in which Moin Akhtar had participated.
Makaan No 47
Bandar Road Se Kemari
Studio 2 1/2
Studio 2 3/4
Such Much Part 2
Kuch Kuch Such Much
Such Much Ki Eid
Such Much Ka Election
Nokar Key Agey Chaaker
Yes Sir No Sir
Hosted Shows With Head Of States:
He had hosted a number of the TV shows in which many heads of state participated.
King Husain of Jordan, Prime minister of Gambia, Dawoodi-Al-Joza, Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, President Zia-ul-Haq,
President General Yahya Khan, President Ghulam Ishaq Khan and President Pervez Musharaf attended his shows and he mimicked them in their presence.
Legendary Indian film actor Dilip Kumar was his close friend.
Moin Akhtar’s Television Shows:
Fifty Fifty (PTV)
Show Sha (PTV)
Studio Dhhai (PTV)
Studio Pone Teen (PTV)
Yes Sir No Sir (PTV)
Moin Akhter Show (PTV)
Char Bees (NTM)
Loose Talk (ARY Digital)
Choun Chan Ahoo (PTV)
Moin Akhtar’s Songs and Albums
Moin Akhtar has a melodious voice. Here is a list of a few songs, he sang;
Album – Tera Dil Bhi Yun Hi Tadpe
“Chhorr Ke Jaane Wale”
“Choat Jigar Pe Khai Hai”
“Ro-Ro Ke De Raha Hai”
“Tera Dil Bhi Yun Hi Tadpe”
“Dard Hi Sirf Dil Ko Mila”
“Dil Ro Raha Hai”
“Hoten Hai Bewafa”
Moin Akhtar’s Death
The legendary comedian and actor Moin Akhtar, died on Friday 22 April 2011 around 4:30 pm in Karachi after suffering a heart attack. He left his wife, three daughters and two sons.
He was laid to rest in the Model Colony graveyard in Malir on Saturday 23 April 2011. Namazae janaza (funeral) was held at Toheed Masjid. Namazae janaza was led by Junaid Jamshed, the former lead vocalist of the pop music band “Vital Signs”. Despite hot weather having high temperatures, a large number of people, including his friends, relatives, colleagues and a large number of people attended the funeral.
Some of the leading showbiz artists who attended his funeral include actors Nadeem, Javed Shaikh, Behroz Sabzwari and writer Anwar Maqsood.
Among top politicians, there were Sindh Assembly Speaker Nisar Khuhro and former Nazim of Karachi Mustafa Kamal. Squash’s legend Jehangir Khan also attended the funeral.