It’s been almost a decade since Pakistan lost legendary comic Moin Akhtar and entertainment just hasn’t been the same since.
The ‘King of Comedy‘ passed away on April, 22, 2011. Fans of the comedian are paying their tributes on his 9th death anniversary.
Legendary artiste, Moin Akhtar is remembered for his lifetime of services to the entertainment industry. From making a name for himself in clean comedy to his phenomenal acting. He could make people laugh and cry in the same moment.
Emerging as a Star
The comedian was born on December 24, 1950, He started as a theater artist at the age of 16. From theater to the silver screen, he became a hit everywhere he went.
But did you know that at the age of 13, he had played ‘Shylock‘ in a rendition of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice on TV?
Before he knew it, he became a household name with works like Aangan Terha and Naukar kay Aagay Chaakar.
Moin Akhtar’s work had people laughing nonstop and even indulging in some self-reflection in equal measure. One needs to only look at his acclaimed role of ‘Miss Rosy‘ in Rosy. He could always work a crowd thanks to his improvisation skills.
A Legendary Comedian
As a clean comic he had a family-friendly, rated-G appeal that made him insanely popular. He even hosted comedy shows like Studio 2½, Studio Poney Teen, Half Plate, and Loose Talk.
He was awarded the Pride of Performance in 1996, and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2011 for all his contributions to Pakistani entertainment.
Moin Akhtar was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu.
He also performed several stage shows like Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai with Umer Sharif in India.
Moin Akhtar’s loss is still felt. Such was his mark in Pakistani showbiz circles.