Abid Ali (actor)

Abid Ali (29 March 1952 – 5 September 2019)[1] was a Pakistani actor, director and producer. Ali acted in numerous television dramas and films but is best known for his role as Dilawar Khan in the PTV's classic drama Waris (1979).[2]

Abid Ali
Abid Sher Ali

(1952-03-29)29 March 1952
Died5 September 2019(2019-09-05) (aged 67)[1]
Occupationactor (television and film)
Years active1979–2019
Known forWaris
Spouse(s)Humaira Ali (divorced)
Rabia Noreen (-2019 his death);
RelativesIman Ali (daughter)
Rahma Ali (daughter)
Mariyam Ali (daughter)
Muhammad Rashid Now from Daska , Sialkot working as Teacher At Galotian High School. (Son)
AwardsPride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1985


He was married twice. From his former marriage to actress and singer Humaira Ali (née Chaudhry),[3] he had three daughters and a son ( Muhammad Rashid)including the supermodel-turned-actress and actor Iman Ali as well as the actress and singer Rahma Ali.[4][3]

Early life and career

Born and educated in Quetta, Abid Ali was attracted to the arts from early age, writing stories and painting in his childhood and teenage years, and first entered Radio Pakistan before going to Lahore after some struggle and launching his successful TV career with PTV's drama serial Jhok Sial in 1973.[2]

He launched himself as a director and producer with the 1993-hit drama Dasht, also the first private production for Pakistan, while the same year, for PTV this time, he directed the drama Doosra Aasman, the first drama shot abroad, followed by other projects for many channels, including Saheli in 2007, or Massi aur Malka, a family based-drama, in 2009, usually acting in these serials as well.

Illness and death

Ali was hospitalized on 2 September 2019 at Liaquat National Hospital in Karachi.[5] He died on 5 September 2019 due to liver failure while in the hospital, aged 67.[1] He was laid to rest on 6 September 2019 after his funeral prayers were held at Masjid-e-Aashiq in Bahria Town, Karachi.[6][7]

Awards and recognition

Selected television

1973Jhok SialPTVdebut role
1978–79Waris[2]Dilawar KhanPTV
1993Dasht (TV series)[8]
2003MehndiAli HassanPTV
2004MooratEunuch ReshmaARY Digital
2013Bunty I Love You[9]PatelHum TV
2014RukhsatiGeo TV
Khan SahibIndus Vision
2015Diyar-e-Dil[9]Agha JanHum TV
2016Kuch Naa KahoSohailHum TV
2017Naagin Professor Abdul QuddusGeo Kahani
2017PinjraA-Plus TV
2017Jaltay Gulaab (TV series)
2017Dastar e AnaTV One
2017DaldalSaqibHum TV
2017Dil e nadaanExpress TV
2017Gustakh IshqUrdu1
2018Tajdeed e WafaHum TV
2018Aangan[9]Hum TV
2018Dil AaaraNawabBOL
2018SeeratGeo TV
2019Dil Kiya Karay[9]RazaGeo TV
2019Mera Rab Waris[5]ZaheerGeo TV
2019Ramz-e-Ishq[5]Geo TV
2019Mera QasoorARY DigitalLast drama

Selected filmography

Title Year
Khak aur Khoon[8] 1979
Gumnam 1983
Awaaz 1985
Roti 1988
Nageena 1990
Insaniyat Kay Dushman[2] 1990
Kalay Chor[2] 1991
Watan Kay Rakhwalay 1991
Cobra 1991
Fateh 1992
Sher Punjab Da 1994
Jungle Ka Qanoon 1995
Moosa Khan[8] 2004
Mr. Bhatti On Chutti 2009
Heer Maan Ja[5] 2019

See also


  1. https://www.khaleejtimes.com/international/pakistan/veteran-pakistani-actor-abid-ali-passes-away
  2. Saadia Qamar (22 December 2011), "Tete-a-tete with Abid Ali" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019
  3. Khushbakht Shahid (21 April 2018), "Pakistani mother-daughter celebrities who were too good to be ignored" The Business Recorder (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  4. Mehek Saeed (7 March 2015), Muhammad Rashid working as a teacher in District Sialkot. "Rahma Ali’s gaari moving forward halke halke" The Express Tribune (newspaper), Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  5. "Veteran actor Abid Ali hospitalized over severe health condition". The News International. 2 September 2019.
  6. "Acting legend Abid Ali laid to rest in Karachi". Samaa TV. 6 September 2019.
  7. "Eminent actor Abid Ali laid to rest". Dawn. 7 September 2019.
  8. Profile of Abid Ali on Urdubiography.com website Retrieved 3 June 2019
  9. "Legendary actor Abid Ali is no more". The News.
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