A legend comedian Moin Akhtar has died here on Friday due to heart failure.
Born in 1950, he was Television, film and stage actor, comedian, impersonator, host, Pakistani movie, drama, theater actor, writer, singer, director and producer.
He is the winner of Pride of Performance, Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
He has played roles in many PTV serials making a combination with Anwer Maqsood and Bushra Ansari. His name is also often spelled as Moeen.
His TV debut was on September 6, 1966, in a variety show held to celebrate first defense day of Pakistan. He is a great artist belongs to Karachi a famous city of Pakistan and has starred in many TV dramas and live comedy events. He is rated among top artists in Pakistan.
In 2005 he started work on talk show Loose Talk, in which he appears as a disguised guest every time and is interviewed humorously by writer Anwar Maqsood. Loose Talk airs on ARY Digital. He hosted “The Moin Akhtar Show” on PTV where he used to have celebrities come on the show with their spouses and have them answer questions, and also starred in the Television play, Rosi, which gained much fame because of Moin Akhtar’s notable performance. Rosi was inspired by Tootsie and Moin Akhtar was the counterpart of Dustin Hoffman.
He is one of the most versatile actors ever to enlighten the Pakistani television. His wit and humor keep the audience glued to the screen and while he says even the most impossible things, his sugar coated words along with his boyish charm make him one of the most unique actors in the business.
Moin Akhtar is an inspiration for all the generations to come and one of the few that stand out among the many. He has parodied in several languages, including English, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pushto, Gujarati, bengali and others, while in the Urdu-speaking world, he is beloved for providing great humor for people of all ages, and with an etiquette that remains unmatched.