Qazi Wajid

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Qazi Wajid
Born26 May 1930
DiedFebruary 11, 2018(2018-02-11) (aged 87)
Nationality Pakistan
Occupation Actor

Qazi Wajid (Urdu : قاضی واجد) (26 May 1930 – 11 February 2018) was a Pakistani actor. [1] [2] [3] Some of his famous works include Tanhaiyaan , Dhoop Kinare , Mehndi , Khuda Ki Basti and Ankahi . [4] He died in Karachi on 11 February 2018. [2]

Actor person who acts in a dramatic or comic production and works in film, television, theatre, or radio

An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.


Tanhaiyaan is a 1986 Pakistani drama serial which is now considered a cult classic. Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay teletcast in 2012 is the sequel of 27-year-old serial Tanhaiyaan.

Dhoop Kinare meaning "at the edge of the sunshine" in Urdu was a 1987 Pakistani television series presented by Pakistan Television Corporation. The show centers on a team of doctors in a hospital in Karachi and revolves around their routines at the hospital and their private lives at home. The show starred Rahat Kazmi and Marina Khan in lead roles, was directed by Sahira Kazmi and written by Haseena Moin.


After 25 years on radio, he resigned and performed as an actor [5] , joining television in 1966, and for his contributions in the field, he was eventually awarded the Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the Government of Pakistan. [6]

Government of Pakistan National government

The Government of Pakistan is a federal government established by the Constitution of Pakistan as a constituted governing authority of the four provinces of a proclaimed and established by the parliamentary democratic republic, constitutionally called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

In a career spanning more than 50 years, he did "more than 1,200 dramas as a staff artist for Radio Pakistan since 1977, and more than 500 dramas for TV." [7]

Radio Pakistan is a Pakistani radio broadcast network. It started with an announcement of independence of Pakistan from British India on 14 August 1947. It took the place of All India Radio in Pakistan. Since 20 December 1972, it is under Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation headquartered in Islamabad.

Personal life

Born Qazi Abdul Wajid Ansari, even if it's generally assumed that he was born in Lahore in 1930, his birthplace is actually the Gwalior state and the year is 1944, as he himself stated in one of his last interviews. [1] His family, including five siblings (three brothers and two sisters), moved to Pakistan after the partition of 1947. [8] [9] [10]

Al-Ansari or simply "Ansari" is a surname found mainly in Arab states of the Persian Gulf and other Arab and South Asian countries. Generally, the people with surname Al-Ansari or Ansari are considered to have an Arab lineage originating from modern day Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Lahore Metropolis in Punjab, Pakistan

Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. Lahore is the country's second-most populous city after Karachi and is one of Pakistan's wealthiest cities, with an estimated GDP of $58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2015. Lahore is the largest city, and historic cultural centre of the Punjab region, and one of Pakistan's most socially liberal, progressive, and cosmopolitan cities.

Partition of India partition of British India into the independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947

The Partition of India was the division of British India in 1947 which accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan. The Dominion of India is today the Republic of India and Dominion of Pakistan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The partition involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities. It also involved the division of the British Indian Army, the Royal Indian Navy, the Indian Civil Service, the railways, and the central treasury, between the two new dominions. The partition was set forth in the Indian Independence Act 1947 and resulted in the dissolution of the British Raj, or Crown rule in India. The two self-governing countries of India and Pakistan legally came into existence at midnight on 14–15 August 1947.


He began his career by joining Radio Pakistan as a child artiste in 1956. [11]


Qazi Wajid died of a heart attack on February 11, 2018 in Karachi. [12] [13] He was 87 years old. [14] [15] See also


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