Abid Ali (Urdu: عابد علی; 29 March 1952 – 5 September 2019)[1] was a Pakistani actor, director, and producer.

Abid Ali
Abid Ali

(1952-03-17)17 March 1952
Died5 September 2019(2019-09-05) (aged 67)[1]
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
Years active1973–2019
Known forWaris
(m. 2006⁠–⁠2019)
(m. 1976; div. 2006)
RelativesIman Ali (daughter)
Rahma Ali (daughter)
Maryam Ali (daughter)
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1986

Ali acted in over 200 films[2] and numerous television dramas, but is best known for his role as Dilawar Khan in PTV's classic drama Waris (1979).[3]

Early life and career edit

Born and educated in Quetta, Abid Ali was attracted to the arts from an early age, writing stories and painting in his childhood and teenage years. He first joined Radio Pakistan before going to Lahore after some struggle and launching his successful TV career with PTV's drama serial Jhok Sial in 1973.[3]

He launched himself as a director and producer with the 1993-hit drama Dasht, also the first private production for Pakistan, while the same year, for PTV this time, he directed the drama Doosra Aasman, the first drama shot abroad, followed by other projects for many channels, including Saheli in 2007, or Massi aur Malka, a family drama, in 2009, usually acting in these serials as well.

Personal life edit

Abid Ali was married twice. From his first marriage to actress and singer Humaira Ali (née Chaudhry),[4] he had three daughters, including the supermodel-turned-actress Iman Ali as well as the actress and singer Rahma Ali.[5][4]

Illness and death edit

Abid Ali was hospitalized on 2 September 2019 at Liaquat National Hospital in Karachi.[6] He died on 5 September 2019 due to liver failure while in the hospital, aged 67.[1] He was laid to rest on 6 September 2019 after his funeral prayers were held at Masjid-e-Aashiq in Bahria Town, Karachi.[7][8]

Selected filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role
1979 Khaak aur Khoon
1983 Gumnam
1985 Awaaz
1988 Roti
1989 Sarfarosh
1990 Nageena
Insaniyat Kay Dushman[3] Nawab Sahab
1991 Kalay Chor[3] Aashiq Shah
Watan Kay Rakhwalay Jankia
Cobra Inspector Khan
1992 Fateh
1994 Sher Punjab Da
1995 Jungle Ka Qanoon
2004 Moosa Khan
2009 Mr. Bhatti On Chutti Inspector Javed Khan
2019 Heer Maan Ja[6]

Television serials edit

Year Title Role Director Producer Channel
1973 Jhok Sial[1][9] PTV
1979–80 Waris[3][1][9] Dilawar Khan
1983 Samundar Ahmad Kamal alias Iftikhar and Zaman
1984 Aan
1985 Apnay Log Murad
1986 Waqt
1986 Hazaron Raaste Murad Khan
1989 Pyas Qadir Khan
1989 Khwahish
1991 Dooriyan NTM
1993 Dasht[9] Shah Shams     NTM
Doosra Aasman     PTV
2000 Hawa Pe Raqs    
2003 Mehndi Ali Hassan
2004 Patal PTV
Moorat Eunuch Reshma ARY Digital
2005 Naseeb PTV
Matti PTV Home
Mar Jayen Hum Tau Kiya ATV (Pakistan)
2006 Burns road ki neelofar ARY Digital
2007 Saheli   PTV
2009 Masi Aur Malka   Geo TV
2012 Do Naina   Express Entertainment
2013 Bunty I Love You[9] Patel Hum TV
2014 Rukhsati Geo TV
Khan Sahib Indus Vision
Riwaaj   Urdu 1
Khanabadosh   TV One
2015 Diyar-e-Dil[9] Bakhtiar Ahmed Khan “Agha Jaan” Hum TV
2016 Kuch Naa Kaho Sohail
2017 Naagin Professor Abdul Quddus Geo Kahani
Pinjra A-Plus TV
Jaltay Gulaab
Dastar e Ana TV One
Daldal Saqib Hum TV
Dil e Nadaan Express TV
Gustakh Ishq Urdu1
2018 Tajdeed e Wafa Hum TV
Dilara Nawab Salahuddin BOL
Seerat Geo TV
2019 Dil Kiya Karay[9] Raza
Mera Rab Waris[9] Zaheer
Mera Qasoor ARY Digital

Awards and nominations edit

Year Ceremony Category Project Result
2004 3rd Lux Style Awards[11] Best TV Actor Mehndi Nominated
2005 4th Lux Style Awards[12] Best TV Actor (Satellite) Moorat
2016 4th Hum Awards Most Impactful Character Diyar-e-Dil Won

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e Veteran Pakistani actor Abid Ali passes away Khaleej Times (newspaper), Published 5 September 2019, Retrieved 20 November 2020
  2. ^ Alavi, Omair (15 September 2019). "IN MEMORIAM: THE MAN WHO SPOKE WITH HIS EYES". Dawn News.
  3. ^ a b c d e Saadia Qamar (22 December 2011), "Tete-a-tete with Abid Ali" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019
  4. ^ a b Khushbakht Shahid (21 April 2018), "Pakistani mother-daughter celebrities who were too good to be ignored" The Business Recorder (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. ^ Mehek Saeed (7 March 2015) "Rahma Ali’s gaari moving forward halke halke" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Veteran actor Abid Ali hospitalized over severe health condition". The News International. 2 September 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Acting legend Abid Ali laid to rest in Karachi". Samaa TV News website. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Eminent actor Abid Ali laid to rest". Dawn (newspaper). 7 September 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Legendary actor Abid Ali is no more". The News International (newspaper).
  10. ^ "نگار ایوارڈز برائے سال 1986". Nigar Weekly (in Urdu). Golden Jubilee Number: 297. 2000.
  11. ^ "https://www.rewaj.pk/lux-style-awards-for-the-year-2004/"
  12. ^ "https://tribune.com.pk/story/239961/lux-style-awards-a-trip-down-memory-lane/"

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