The birth anniversary of comedy king and legendary TV, Film artist, Moin Akhtar is being observed today (Friday). Internet giant Google celebrated the 71st birthday of the comedy legend with a beautiful doodle featuring him on several TV screens.
The world-renowned actor and comedian was born in Karachi on December 24, 1950. Starting from the theater at the age of 16, Moin Akhtar stepped into the world of television in the sixties and became a household name, continuing on the path to cementing his name as one of Pakistan’s greatest ever artists.
Moin Akhter began his acting career as a child actor at the age of 13. He made his television debut on 6th September 1966. Moin Akhter’s sense of humor was highly dynamic and versatile.
Moin Akhtar’s famous TV dramas include ‘Rozi’, ‘Intezar Farmaiye’, ‘Bund Road’, ‘Aangan Terha’, ‘Studio Dhai’, ‘Studio Ponay Teen’, ‘Yes Sir, No Sir’ and ‘Eid Train’. Throughout his career, Moin acted in many languages including English, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati, and Bengali.
He was also fond of singing. His work with comedian Anwar Maqsood and actress Bushra Ansari on memorable stage dramas and TV programs gained exceptional popularity among the masses.
In recognition of his artistic services, Moin Akhtar was also awarded the Presidential Pride of Performance in 1996 and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 2011. Moin Akhtar died of a heart attack on April 22, 2011, in Karachi.