LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan’s legendary comedian Moin Akhter’s fifth death anniversary is being observed today (April 22). Fans of the sublime actor till date remember some of his awe-inspiring humourous performances on television and stage.
Akhter was born on December 24, 1950, in Karachi. His acting career started at an early age when he started to act as various characters from William Shakespeare’s novels. He was fluent in a number of languages including Urdu, English, Bengali, Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Gujarati. He remained affiliated with the Pakistan Television (PTV) and Radio Pakistan for a long time, serving as a writer, actor, singer, producer, director and host of talk shows.
Rosy is one of his most celebrated characters which raised him to fame and ascertained his authority as a distinguished comedian of the era. Some of his other shows include Studio Dhai, Studio Pony Teen, Loose Talk, Makan No 47, Moin Akhter Show and Aangan Tehra. He was awarded with the Pride of Performance Award in 1996 and the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) award as well.
Akhter died on April 22, 2011, in Karachi as the result of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, three daughters and two sons.