Jamshed Ansari (Urdu: جمشید انصاری) (31 December 1942 in Saharanpur – 24 August 2005 in Karachi)[1] was a Pakistani film, television and radio actor.[2]

Jamshed Ansari
جمشید انصاری
Jamshed Ansari

31 December 1942[1]
Died(2005-08-24)24 August 2005
Years active1968–2005

He is remembered for his numerous performances on both radio and television including Safdar in Hamid Mian Kay Haan and Hasnat Bhai in Uncle Urfi.

Background edit

Born in Saharanpur, United Provinces, British India (now in UP, India) on 31 December 1942, to the family of a business tycoon, Zamir Hasan Ansari. Dubai Islamic Bank is the brainchild of Jamshed's older brother Tamiz. Ansari migrated with his family to Pakistan in 1948.[1]

In his early adulthood he moved to London, where he completed television production courses, worked in stage shows and with the BBC as well, returning to Pakistan in 1968, launching his acting career the same year.[3]

Career edit

Radio edit

Ansari is remembered for his role as Safdar in Pakistan Radio's longest running programme, Hamid Mian Kay Haan (In Hamid Mian's house).[1]

Television edit

Ansari made his debut in 1968 with Lahore Centre's drama, Jharokay.[1]

His first drama from Karachi Centre was Agha Nasir's Ghora Ghaas Khata Hai ("The horse eats grass").

He worked in more than 200 TV plays including some popular dramas such as Uncle Urfi, Ankahi, Tanhaiyaan, etc.[1][4]

Death edit

Ansari died of a brain tumour on 24 August 2005.[2] Funeral prayers were held at Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi followed by burial at Khurshidpura Graveyard in Hub, Balochistan.[2]

Awards edit

He was awarded 55 national and 2 international awards.[1]

Selected filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
1970 Saughat
1977 Aj Diyan Kurrian Punjabi
1977 Begum Jaan Urdu
1979 Pakeeza

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
Ghora Ghans Khata Hai
1970s Zair, Zabar, Pesh
1973 Kiran Kahani Safdar PTV
1972 Uncle Urfi Hasnat Ahmed
1982 Ankahi Tameez ud din (Timmy)
1985 Tanhaiyaan Buqrat
1988 Yes Sir No Sir Himself Television show
Half Plate
1991 Kohar

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Death Anniversary of Jamshed Ansari Observed The Nation 25 August 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Jamshed Ansari passes away". DAWN. 25 August 2005. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Jamshed Ansari remembered". The Nation. 25 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Biography of Jamshed Ansari". Pak101.com. Retrieved 4 October 2021.

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