A.R. Kardar was pioneer of Lahore film industry.
He was an actor, producer, director and writer, who made more than half of Lahore's silent films.
His film company, United Players Corporation, was the first most successful film company in Lahore and he also owned the first regular film studio on Ravi Road Lahore.
A.R. Kardar was also a successful film director in Kolkata and Mumbai and owned a film company in Mumbai as well.
He was born in 1904 in Lahore and died in 1989 in Mumbai.