Badar Khalil

Badar Khalil (Urdu: بدر خلیل), (born 15 October 1944) also known as 'Baddo Aapa', is a Pakistani former television actress.[1][2][3] She gained popularity for her role in the TV play Bi Jamalo portraying herself as Bi Jamalo. Later on, she appeared in many as hit TV serials on PTV from 1968 to now. She is now doing a TV show Mithu Aur Aapa, a critically acclaimed comedy play on Hum TV.

Badar Khalil
بدر خلیل
Born (1944-10-15) 15 October 1944 (age 77)
Delhi, British India
NationalityBritish Indian, Pakistani
Other namesBi Jamalo, Aqeela
OccupationActress, director, television presenter
Years active1968–present
Notable work
Dhoop Kinarey
Half Plate
Spouse(s)Shahzad Khalil (died 1989)
ChildrenUmar Khalil, Ibrahim Khalil

Personal lifeEdit

Badar khalil was born in Delhi, British India to a Kashmiri father and a Delhite mother. Her family moved to Lahore during partition in 1947, but now she is living in Karachi, Pakistan. She moved with her husband Shahzad Khalil to Karachi after working for a short time at Pakistan Television Corporation (Lahore Center). Her husband was an acclaimed Pakistani TV director. The couple have two children. Badar Khalil faced a very difficult period when her husband died of a heart attack in 1989 at a young age of 45.[2]


In Karachi, her first main appearance was in Unkahi which was a classic TV drama written by veteran Pakistani playwright Haseena Moin. Badar Khalil started her showbiz career in 1968 as an anchor in children's shows on PTV. Initially, Badar Khalil gained her recognition for the performance she gave in the play Bi Jamalo, in which she played Bi Jamalo herself, directed by Shahzad Khalil whom she had married (in real life) a few years before the drama hit screens. After a short spell at PTV – Lahore TV center, Badar Khalil, with her husband, shifted to Karachi. In 1989, her husband Shahzad Khalil died of cardiac arrest. She has two children, Ibrahim and Omar. Badar Khalil has worked in many TV drama serials and she has effectively performed a variety of roles.[3]

In July 2014, she was getting ready to move to Canada after a 46-years-long professional acting career to live with one of her sons that already lives there.[2]

Notable television playEdit

Awards and recognitionEdit


  1. ^ "Badar Khalil opens up about her retirement | SAMAA". Samaa TV.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Fouzia Nasir Ahmad (6 July 2014). "Badar Khalil: End of an era". Pakistan: Dawn. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b c
    • Naadaniyan geo tv
    Profile of Badar Khalil on website Retrieved 1 April 2019
  4. ^ Fatima Zakir. "The new beginning (Badar Khalil in Tanhaiyaan Naye Silsilay)". The News International (newspaper). Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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