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Zarif
Comedian, Hero, Singer
First film: Hamari Basti (Urdu - 1950)
Last film: Jamalo (Punjabi - 1962)
Zarif was the first ever comedy actor who played title roles in films. Patay Khan was a milestone in his film career, followed by Bodi Shah, Rani Khan, Mahi Munda, Choomantar and Behroopia. But the role as "Vaid Jee" in Kartar Singh was an unforgettable and unmatchable character in the history of Pakistani films. His role as "Mama Jee" in Yakke Wali was an another big and evergreen role.

Filmography of Zarif:

No.
Year
Films Langauge Actors
1
1950
Hamari Basti Urdu Najma, Sabiha, Nazir, Zarif, Shah Nawaz
2
1950
Do kinaray Urdu Akhtari, Suresh, Kalawti, Zarif
3
1952
Nath Punjabi Hafeez Jehan, Haseeb, Zarif, Talish
4
1953
Gulnaar Urdu Noor Jehan, Santosh, Babbo, Zarif, Shahnawaz
5
1955
Jheel Kanarey Urdu Gulshan Ara, Sudhir, Zarif, Talish
6
1955
Toofaan Urdu Sabiha, Sudhir, Shola, Asha, Zarif
7
1955
Jallan Urdu Nadira, Inayat Hussain Bhatti, ZariF. N-G. Butt
8
1955
Patay Khan Punjabi Noor Jehan, Aslam, Zubaida, Zarif, Allauddin
9
1956
Mahi Munda Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Zarif, Nazar, Ilyas
10
1956
Chhoti Begum Urdu Sabiha, Sudhir, Zarif, Rekha, Majeed
11
1956
Peengaan Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Aslam Pervez, Zarif, Allauddin
12
1956
Pawwan Urdu Shammi, Sudhir, Zarif, Nazar, Asha Posley
13
1956
Wehshi Urdu Rehana, Afzal Nazir, Zarif, Hamaliyawala
14
1956
Miss 56 Urdu Meena Shori, Santosh, Aslam, Shamim Ara, Zarif
15
1957
Yakke Wali Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Neelo, Zarif and Nazar
16
1957
Palkaan Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Akmal, Zarif, Allauddin
17
1957
Thandi Sarak Urdu Musarrat Nazir, Kemal, Zarif, Rekha
18
1958
Kachian Kaliyan Punjabi Neelo, Aslam Pervez, Zarif, Allauddin
19
1958
Chhoomantar Punjabi Noor Jehan, Aslam, Laila, Zarif, Allauddin
20
1958
Hasrat Urdu Sabiha, Santosh, Yousuf, Zarif, Allauddin
21
1958
Annar Kali Urdu Noor Jehan, Sudhir, Zarif, Ragni, Shamim Ara
22
1959
Bodi Shah Punjabi Bahar, Akmal, Zarif, Nasira, Ajmal, Talish
23
1959
Naaji Punjabi Sabiha, Santosh, Zarif, Ajmal, M. Ismael
24
1959
Perdesan Punjabi Noor Jehan, Aslam Pervez, Asha, Zarif
25
1959
Yaar Beli Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Neelo, Zarif
26
1959
Kartar Singh Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Sudhir, Bahar, Laila, Zarif, Allauddin
27
1959
Lukkan Mitti Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Aslam, Neelo, Zarif
28
1959
Shera Punjabi Neelo, Habib, Zarif, Ilyas Kashmiri, M. Ismael
29
1960
Behrupia Punjabi Meena Shori, Akmal, Laila, Zarif, Mazhar Shah
30
1960
Bhabhi Urdu Shamim Ara, Aslam Pervez, Yasmin, Zarif
31
1960
Sohni Kumharan Punjabi Bahar, Aslam Pervez, Neelam, Zarif, Ajmal
32
1960
Mitti dian Murtaan Punjabi Bahar, Aslam, Nazar, Nighat, Emi, Zeenat, Zarif
33
1960
Rani Khan Punjabi Husna, Akmal, Laila, Zarif, Nazar, Mazhar Shah
34
1961
Muftbar Punjabi Musarrat Nazir, Akmal, Zarif, A. Shah
Zarif, real name was Mohammad Siddiq, born in Gujranwala and four of his other brothers followed him in the same field, they were Munawar Zarif, Munir Zarif, Rasheed Zarif and Majeed Zarif. His son Pappu Zarif and nephew Faisal Munawar Zarif also tried their luck as actors but were not successful like him.
Zarif died in the very early age in October 1960.


  Asif Jah
Comedian, Hero
First film: Do Aansoo (Urdu - 1950)
Last film: Ghairat di mout (Punjabi - 1979)
Asif Jah was third top comedian after Nazar and Zarif. He was director of film Sheikh Chilli in 1958 and played the title role in this film. He also played title role in film Chodhary. He wrote few songs and Sun mere Kukku, sun mere Pappu... was one of famous song (sung by Rangeela in film Do Rangeelay, 1972).
Other films: Dilbar (1951), Harjai (1952), Sarfarosh, Chann Mahi, Baap ka gunah (1956), Sardar, Saat lakh, Zulfaan and Pasban (1957), Son of Ali Baba (1961), Choudhery, Sooraj Mukhi and Mahboob (1962), Ik Pardesi Ik Mutiyar and Landa Bbazar (1964), Had haram (1965), Majhey di Jatti (1966), Lut da maal and Mirza Jatt (1967), Choda saal (1968), Langotia and Nikke hundian da pyar (1969), Khushia (1973) and Ghairat dee moat (1979). He died on September 7, 1994 at Lahore.

  Sultan Khoost
Comedian
First film: Barkha (Urdu - 1953)
Last film: ?
Sultan Khoost was a great Radio artist but never became popular on film screen. He was father of Irfan Khoost. Some famous films were Choudhary, Pattan...

  Zulfi
Comedian
First film: Sailab (Urdu - 1953)
Last film: Gul Bano (Pashtto - 1975)
Very famous comedian in the 1960s. He was a slim figure actor and mostly played minor roles against Rangeela and Munawar Zarif. His famous films were Goonga, Nadira, Zarqa, Dillan de soudey, Sajjan pyara, Jind Jan, Sheran di jori, Genterman and many more. He died under production of producer Habib's film Perdes at London on September 11, 1969.

  A. Shah Sikar Puri
Comedian, Writer
First film: Noukar (Urdu - 1955)
Last film: Ishtahari Mulzim (Punjabi - 1972)
Very stylish comedian...
Other films: Daachi, Mouj Mela, Naila, Chooriyaan, Salma, Chughalkhor, Ik nikah hor sahi....

  Diljeet Mirza
Comedian, Producer and Director
First film: Jallan (Urdu - 1955)
Last film: Ruqqa (Punjabi - 1993)
Very talented artist....
Aadmi, Raaz, Badnam, Shaheed, Janab-e-Aali, Thah...

  Lehri
Comedian, Hero
First film: Anokhi (Urdu - 1956)
Last film: Dhanak (Urdu - 1986)
There is no doubt that Lehri was a comedian and "the king of Urdu films in Pakistan". His style of delivering the diologue was unique, without twisting his body or deshaping his face. He is the one who got maximum different film awards as a best comedian. He played villionish and serios role in few films like Shabnamand Pia milan ki aas. He also acted in few Punjabi films like Wohti, Babul mor maharan, Yaar dost and Wardat . His memorable films Aag ka Darya, Dil mera dharkan teri, Devar Bhabi, Anjuman and Nai Laila nya Majnoo. (by Mohammed Ayub Qureshi, Saudi Arabia)
1959 Faisla, Apna paraya
1960 Insaaf, Noukri, Yeh duniya
1961 Insaan badalta hay, Zamana kya kahe ga
1962 Dosheeza, Anchal
1963 Teen aur teen, Qatl ke baad, Ishq par zor nahin
1964 Touba, Choti ammi, Ashyana
1965 Shabnam, Kaneez
1966 Jokar, Ruswai, Koun kisi ka, Taqdeer
1967 Bahadur, Main wo nahin, Sajda, Devar bhabi, Wohti, Aag ka Darya, Hamraz, Aag
1968 Doosri Maa, Balam, Aik Musafir aik Haseena, Shehnai, Yaar Dost
1969 Tum miley pyar mila, Nai Laila naya majnoon, Pia milan ki aas, Jaisey jantey nahin, Mahmaan, Dil daikey dekho, Baharain phir bhee aaingee
1970 Anjan, Shama aur parwana, Lori, Jaley na kyoun parwana, Mohabbat rang layegee, Anjuman, Gharasti
1971 Rim jhim, Do baghi, Dunya na maney, Afshan, Rootha na karo, Yeh aman, Tahzeeb
1972 Dhamaka, Main bhi to insaan hoon
1973 Sehrey key phool, Dulhan raani, Society, Anhoni, Nadya key paar
1974 Dil lagi, Subha ka tara, Chahat, Babul mor muharaan,Sharafat, Neelam, Nanha farishta, Phool mairey gulshan ka
1975 Paisa, Piar ka mousam, Mohabbat zindagi hay, Gumrah, Shareef badmash, Dilnasheen, Anari, Isar, Soorat aur seerat, Roshni, Badal gaya insaan, Zanjeer, Masoom.
1976 Zubaida, Moam ki gurya, Koshish, Daagh, Aaj aur kal, Wada, Daikha jaayga, Insanyat, Jeo aur jeenay do
1977 Uf yeh beevian, Sangam, Jawani deevani, Jeeney ki raah
1978 Amber, Abshar, Kabhi kabhi, Prince, Mousam hay ashqana
1979 Mr.Ranjha, Ab ghar janey do, Chaltey chaltey
1980 Zameer, Bandhan, Saima, Badnam
1981 Dil aik khilona, Kiran aur kali
1983 Mang mairi bhardo
1985 Halchal
1986 Dhanak

  Faizi
Comedian
First film: Sotili Maa (Urdu - 1956)
Last film: ?
Sharike-e-Hayyat, Touba, Jokar, Ajj dian Kurian, Daal main kala, Aulad, Zamana Kya Kahe ga, Sartaj and Son of UnDaata...

  Abbas Nosha
Comedian, producer
First film: Rukhsana (Urdu - 1958)
Last film: Duniya gol hai (Urdu - 1974)
He was porducer of a musical film Ek Raat in 1972...
Mousiqar...

  Asad Jaafri
Comedian, Hero
First film: Rukhsana (Urdu - 1958)
Last film: Dhanak (Urdu - 1986)
He was a renowed film journalist more than an actor. Other films Neend (1959), Hamsafar and Aur bhi gham hain (1960), Aulad (1962), Teen aur teen, Shikwa and Aik tera sahara (1963), Doctor (1964), and Dewar bhabi, Aag ka darya and Joker (1966). (by Mohammed Ayub Qureshi)

  Rangeela
Comedian, Hero, Villain, Character Actors, Extra, Producer, Director, Writer, Musician, Singer, Distributor
First film: Jatti (Punjabi - 1958)
Last film: ??
a unique all round artist in Pakistans film history. He is a symbol of comedy in Pakistani films. He was first ever comedian hero, he was a singer, he was a successful film director, writer, producer and distributor. He also composed music in a film.
Rangeela (Mohammad Saeed) was a Pakhton origin Lahore based Painter and started his film career from M.J.Rana's film Jatti (1958). He struggled many years and in the mid 60s he got some significant roles in films as Choorian, Hath Jori, Gehra Daagh, Bharia Mela, Hatim Tai etc.. His first title role was in film Lal Bujhakar (1968) and as comedian he became famous in films like Jigri Yaar, Yaaran naal baharan, Yaar maar, Pagri sanbhal Jatta, Jugg Beeti, Bau jee, Sangdil, Chan Makhna, Dil da Jani, Ansoo ban geye Moti, Dil diya dard liya, Baharen phir bhi ayengi, Badla, Heer Ranjha and many more...
In 1969 he stunned every one with his magnificent performance as producer, director and singer in film Diya aur Toofan.
Rangeela's official website
Rangeela's official website
His first film as hero was Rangeela - another golden jubilee hit film. Dil aur Dunia and Do Rangeelay were to other super hit films on his credit. Other famous films as hero were Main bhi to Insaan hun, Meri zindgi hai Naghma, Mr. Budhu, Be-iman, Pardey mein rehne do, Rangeela aur Munawar Zarif, Parda na uthao, Duniya gol hai, Ganwar, Baat punchi teri jawani tak, Sacha Jhoota, Sajan rang Rangeela, Rangeela Aashiq, Kubra Aashiq, Ladla Puttar and Haseena maan jayegi.
Total films: 660
Urdu films: 244
Punjabi film: 395
Pashto: 19
Hindko: 1
Sindhi: 1

He also sung many super hit songs as below:
- Ga mere Manwa, gata ja re, jana hai hum ka door...
- Yehan qadar kya dil ki ho gi, yeh Duniya hai sheeshagaron ki...
- Main Galion ka Raja hun, mere sathi mere naghme...
- Chal mere Hamrahi chal Sajnia ke Gaon mein...
- Hum ne jo dekhe khawab suhane, aaj un ki taabeer mili...
- Tera kisi peh aye dil, tera koi dukhaye dil...
Rangeela appeared in more than 550 films and died on May 24, 2005 at Lahore.

Related links:
» Rangeela's Urdu website
» Watch Rangeela's interview on YouTube.com

Watch & listen to Rangeela's film songs & film scene's

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