Film comedian, producer, director, writer, poet
|Real name||Abdul Latif Shah (Aajiz)|
|First film||Noukar (Urdu - 1955)|
|Life||Saturday, 15 January, 1910 - Saturday, 21 December, 1991|
A. Shah or A. Shah Shikarpuri looked like a heavy weight wrestler but he was a famous comedian from the pre-partition era. He was introduced in film Daughters of India in 1939 and appeared in films like Kurmai (1941), Armaan, Sharda (1942) etc. He produced and played the title role in film Mr. Shikarpuri in 1947.
In Pakistan, he was producer, director and writer of film Haqeeqat in 1956. He played the title roles in film like ChaCha Khamkha (1963) and Chughalkhor (1966). His famous films as comedian were Noukar (1955), Hameeda (1956), Salma (1960), Mouj Mela, Choorian (1963), Dachi (1964), Naila, Jeedar (1965), Lado (1966), Jind Jan (1969), Ik Nikah Hor Sahi (1982) etc.
A. Shah Shikarpuri was also a poet with the pen name Aajiz. One of his penned song was a great Punjabi poetry in his incomplete film Munshi Sabrang. Saleem Raza sang a rare and unforgeable song in the excellent composition of Bakhshi Wazir..
A. Shah Shikarpuri was born in 1910 and died on December 21, 1991 at Lahore.
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