On the 11th anniversary of his death, comedian Moin Akhtar is remembered.
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the death of the legendary comedian and actor Moin Akhtar (on Friday).
He was not only a beloved host and actor, but also an incredibly kind human being. It was in the 1960s when Moin Akhtar started working in show business. He quickly became known for his spontaneous performances and smart interactions with other people.
He was born on December 24, 1950, and was regarded in Pakistan as an extremely talented comedian with a long history of entertaining his audience. From the stage to the screen, Moin Akhtar’s work made everyone laugh and quickly became popular with people who like to laugh.
He was admired for his ability to entertain people of all ages in an unmatched style. His efforts to keep his humour free of vulgarity earned him a following among family audiences. He spoke fluent English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memon, Pashto, Gujarati, and Urdu. He performed not only in Pakistan but also in India, where he appeared in several stage shows with Umer Sharif, including Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai.
In recognition of his efforts, he received the government of Pakistan’s Pride of Performance award in 1996 and the Sitara-i-Imtiaz award in 2011. On April 22, 2011, he died at the age of 61. His wife, two daughters, and three sons survive him.