Qazi Wajid

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Qazi Wajid
Born1944 (1944)
DiedFebruary 11, 2018(2018-02-11) (aged 73–74)
Nationality Pakistan
Relatives Fazila Kaiser (daugther)
Kaiser Khan Nizamani (son-in-law)

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


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.

<i>Mehndi</i> (TV series)

Mehndi is a 2003 Pakistani television series which revolves around the life of four young women, all with their own set of marital problems.


After 25 years on radio, he resigned and performed as an actor [4] , 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. [5]

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." [6]

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 succeeded All India Radio in Pakistan. As of 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. [7] His family, including five siblings (three brothers and two sisters), moved to Pakistan at the partition of 1947. [8]

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

Lahore Place in Punjab, Pakistan

Lahore is a city in 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 in 1947 eventually accompanied the creation of two independent dominions, India and Pakistan. The Dominion of India became, as of 1950, the Republic of India (India), and the Dominion of Pakistan became, as of 1956, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan). In 1971, the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Bangladesh) came into being after Bangladesh Liberation War. The partition involved the division of three provinces, Assam, Bengal and Punjab, based on district-wide Hindu or Muslim majorities. The boundary demarcating India and Pakistan came to be known as the Radcliffe Line. 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, as the British government there was called. The two self-governing countries of Pakistan and India legally came into existence at midnight on 14–15 August 1947.

His daughter, Fazila Kaiser, [9] [10] was a famous fashion model and actress during the 90s and, through her, his son-in-law is actor, director and producer Kaiser Khan Nizamani. [11]

Fazila Kaiser, is a Pakistani television actress, producer, writer, chef who appeared in television dramas. Since then, she has been a major television personality for over four decades. Once noted as the epitome of Pakistan's traditional "girl next door", Kazi established her reputation in 1988 as a fashion model and entered into the drama industry in 1991.


He began his career by joining Radio Pakistan as a child artiste in 1956. [12]


Qazi Wajid died of a heart attack on February 11, 2018 in Karachi. [13] [14] He was 74 years old. [15] [16]

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