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
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.
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...
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
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)
Noukri, Yeh duniya
badalta hay, Zamana kya kahe ga
aur teen, Qatl ke baad, Ishq par zor nahin
Choti ammi, Ashyana
Ruswai, Koun kisi ka, Taqdeer
Main wo nahin, Sajda, Devar bhabi, Wohti, Aag ka Darya, Hamraz, Aag
Maa, Balam, Aik Musafir aik Haseena, Shehnai, Yaar Dost
miley pyar mila, Nai Laila naya majnoon, Pia milan ki aas, Jaisey jantey
nahin, Mahmaan, Dil daikey dekho, Baharain phir bhee aaingee
Shama aur parwana, Lori, Jaley na kyoun parwana, Mohabbat rang layegee, Anjuman,
jhim, Do baghi, Dunya na maney, Afshan, Rootha na karo, Yeh aman, Tahzeeb
Main bhi to insaan hoon
key phool, Dulhan raani, Society, Anhoni, Nadya key paar
lagi, Subha ka tara, Chahat, Babul mor muharaan,Sharafat, Neelam, Nanha farishta,
Phool mairey gulshan ka
Moam ki gurya, Koshish, Daagh, Aaj aur kal, Wada, Daikha jaayga, Insanyat,
Jeo aur jeenay do
yeh beevian, Sangam, Jawani deevani, Jeeney ki raah
Abshar, Kabhi kabhi, Prince, Mousam hay ashqana
Ab ghar janey do, Chaltey chaltey
Bandhan, Saima, Badnam
aik khilona, Kiran aur kali
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...
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
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
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.
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.