April 22 marked the 8th death anniversary of one of the biggest and finest stars Pakistan has ever produced; the late comedian Moin Akhtar.
Born on December 24, 1950, Moin started his television career when he was only 13. At this tender age, he played the character of Shylock in a rendition of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice.
Akhtar appeared in his first theater show at the age of 16 and soon found his place in national TV. He played iconic roles in PTV classics such as Rosy, Aangan Terha and Naukar kay Aagay Chaakar.
Moin touched heights after heights of fame at a time when there was no social media. His unique talent earned him recognition not only in Pakistan but across the globe.
Moin Akhtar’s Collaborations With Other Greats
Together with television maestro and playwright Anwar Maqsood, he went on to produce several critically and commercially super hit shows including Studio 2½, Studio Poney Teen, Half Plate, and Loose Talk.
Moin Khan and stage King Umar Sharif’s theatrical performances in stage dramas like Buddha Ghar Pe Hai and Bakra Qistaun Per can still leave you rolling on the floor in fits of laughter.
Apart from stage and television, he also tried his luck in a few films, including Tum Sa Nahin Dekha and Mr. Tabedar.
In recognition of his services for the entertainment industry, Akhtar was conferred with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance award.
Moin died on April 22, 2011, at the age of 61. He leaves behind a wife, two daughters and three sons.
The legend left this mortal world way before his time. However, he still lives on forever in the hearts of millions of fans across the world.