Bushra Ansari

Bushra Ansari is a Pakistani actress, comedian, singer and playwright who started her career as a child performer in the 1950s.[2] Ansari won numerous awards during her career, including the Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1989 for her contributions to the arts of Pakistan.[3][4][5]

Bushra Ansari
بشریٰ انصاری
Born
Bushra Bashiri

(1956-05-15) 15 May 1956 (age 64)[1]
NationalityPakistani
OccupationActress, singer, producer, writer, model
Years active1965–present
Spouse(s)Iqbal ansari ( divorced) Current Husband: Iqbal Hussain
RelativesAhmad Bashir (father)
Asma Abbas (sister)
Sumbul Shahid (sister)
HonoursPride of Performance (1989)

CareerEdit

Ansari's first dramatic acting role was in one of Iqbal Ansari's productions.[6] She also appeared on PTV's most-watched shows, including Angan Terha, Show Time, Show Sha, Rang Tarang, Emergency Ward and the sketch comedy TV series Fifty Fifty.[7][8][9][10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon Telefilm
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Zoya's Mother
2016 Ho Mann Jahaan Nadir's Mother

TelefilmEdit

Year Telefilm Role Notes
2013 Ghoonghat
2014 Hoo Bahoo
2015 Mohay Bhool Gaye Sawariya
2017 Khala Garam Masala
2018 Mai Cheemi ka Faisla Mai Cheemi

Selected televisionEdit

Year Serial Role Notes
1978–1984 Fifty Fifty [4]
1983 Saturday Night Live Safia PTV Classic series
1984 Aangan Terha Jehan Ara Begum [11]
1994 Neeli Dhoop Writer[12]
1995 Kuch Dil Ne Kaha Writer
2003 Umrao Jaan Ada
2004 Meharun Nisa Zainab
2006–2007 Makan Tayee G Also a writer
2006 Bushra Bushra Host
Amawas Writer
2009–2013 Kis Ki Aayegi Baraat Saima
2009 Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry [5]
2010 Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry [5]
2011 Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry [5]
2011 Mera Naseeb Sabah [12]
2012 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Recurring
2012 Bilqees Kaur Bilqees Kaur [13]
2012 Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry [5]
2012 Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley Zakia Also a writer
2013 Kabhi Kabhi Aarez's mother
2013 Bushra Bara Boor Bushra
2013 1st Hum Awards Presenter
2013–2014 Pakistan Idol (season 1) Judge [14]
2014 Jab We Wed Faris's Mother [15]
2015 Tum Mere Paas Raho Tabish's Mother
2015 Utho Geo Pakistan Host [16]
2015 Khuda Dekh Raha Hai [17]
2015 Dil Hai Chota Sa [18]
2015–2016 Riffat Aapa Ki Bahuein Riffat Aapa
2016 Udaari Sheedan Hum Award for Most Impactful Character[19]
2016 Jhoot Saleha
2016 Pakeeza Writer[20]
2016 Commander Safeguard's Mission: Clean Sweep: Jungle Main Mungle Dirtee Voice
2016 Seeta Bagri Nandani Das [21]
2017 Shaadi Mubarak Ho Shahnaz
2018 Bay Dardi Shafay's Mother [22]
2018 Naulakha Noor Jehan [23]
2019 Deewar-e-Shab Sitara Jahan [24]
2020 Zebaish Shahana Writer also

Awards and honorsEdit

 
Bushra Ansari, Bushra Ansari at awards function.
  • Iconic Women from Pakistan at Hum Women Leader Awards[25]
  • In 2020, she got nominated for the Sitara-e-Imtiaz.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Bushra Ansari official website". Retrieved 13 July 2019. 1953: Bushra Bashir was born on 15th May at the Lady Dufferin hospital in Karachi to parents Mehmooda Begum and Ahmad Bashir, a famous journalist & filmmaker.
  2. ^ "Bushra Ansari biography, complete biography of Actresses (TV) Bushra Ansari". pak101.com. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Bushra Ansari". global.ptv.com.pk. Pakistan Television Corp. Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b Instep (5 August 2018). "The gravitas of Bushra Ansari". TNS – The News on Sunday. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Bushra Ansari announces comeback with laughter-laden 'Aayegi Baraat' series". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ Kari, Maria (5 June 2017). "Celebrities like Bushra Ansari bear the worst of ageism in Pakistan". Images. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Bushra Ansari". IMDb. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  8. ^ Shah, Saud. "Bushra Ansari Drama List, Family, Height, Age, Family, Net Worth". Pakistani.PK – Your Local Guide to Business Listings, Restaurants, Hotels & Product Reviews. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  9. ^ "A session with Bushra Ansari". The Nation. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Bushra Ansari marks Universal Children's Day". The Nation. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  11. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (3 January 2019). "Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Mahmood announce Aangan Terha prequel". Images. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  12. ^ a b Umar, Mahjabeen Mankani | Muhammad (12 February 2015). "The 'purity' in the industry is missing: Bushra Ansari". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Why I love Bilqees Kaur". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  14. ^ Syed, Madeeha (8 December 2013). "Idol worship". Dawn. Pakistan. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  15. ^ "20 Most Beautiful Pakistani TV Actresses". DESIblitz. 13 January 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  16. ^ "10 things Morning Shows did in 2015 that we don't want in 2016". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  17. ^ "11 Pakistani dramas you can't miss this year!". The Express Tribune. 18 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Pakistani dramas are romanticising rape and brothels but saying the word "talaaq" is the real problem?". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  19. ^ NewsBytes. "Udaari receives global recognition, BBC reports". The News International. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  20. ^ Shabbir, Buraq. "A drama on the struggles of the modern day woman". The News International. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  21. ^ "Sarwat Gillani, Bushra Ansari land roles in drama about Hindu minorities". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  22. ^ NewsBytes. "Baydardi explores the issue of HIV". The News International. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  23. ^ "Naulakha highlights greed and lust for heritage". The Nation. 17 July 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  24. ^ Haq, Irfan Ul (15 January 2019). "Bushra Ansari, Asma Abbasi and Zara Noor Abbas are starring together in Hum TV's next period play". Images. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  25. ^ Hasan, Shazia (21 February 2020). "First ever Hum Women Leaders Awards celebrates Pakistan's iconic trailblazers". Images. Retrieved 27 June 2020.

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