Ghayyur Akhtar

Ghayyur Akhtar (5 October 1945 – 7 February 2014) was a radio, television, film and theater actor from Lahore, Pakistan.[1][2] He began his acting career in the late 1964–65 with Radio Pakistan. He was known as "Hameed Bhai (O Ho Ho Ho)" from his performance on the television serial Sona Chandi and Chacha Barkat from Radio Pakistan because of his "O Ho Ho Ho" dialogue. He worked as a writer, actor, director and producer.[3] He shifted his career to television in the 1980s and earned fame on PTV classic serials like Sona Chandi, Khawaja and Son, Waris and soaps like Ainak Wala Jin.[4][5] He also appeared in mainstream cinema in Direct Hawaldar (1985),[6] but television drama remained his major field.[1] In recognition of his services in media, writer and columnist Munnu Bhai wrote two columns called "Gir-e-baan" in his honour. He also appeared on the Din News political talk show Wah Wah as a Chaudary for over a year. Akhtar was decorated with a Pride of Performance award in 2008.[2] and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz[7] Akhtar died on 7 February 2014 in Lahore after a prolonged illness.[2][3]

Ghayyur Akhtar
Born5 October 1945
Lahore, Pakistan
Died7 February 2014
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationActor, producer, director, screenwriter
ChildrenUsama Ghayyur Akhtar
Humza Ghayyur Akhtar

Pride of Performance Award Recipient
Date23 March 2009- received the award
CountryIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented byAsif Ali Zardari

Tamgha-e-Imtiaz Award Recipient
Date23 March 2003- received the award
CountryIslamic Republic of Pakistan
Presented byPrevez Musharraf


Radio Pakistan

He joined radio in 1968. He participated in every section of radio: comparing, drama, propaganda, features, documentaries etc. he was also a compare of a popular program "Sohni Dharti". Keeping his services in view, he was honoured as an "Outstanding Artist" of Radio Pakistan in 1998. he was one and only one artist of Radio who is enjoying Outstanding rating in two different categories (Drama and Comparing) at the same time.

List of shows

  • Sohni Dharti (AM630)
  • Lahore Lahore ay (FM93)
  • Punjab Rang (FM93 AND 95)


He performed more than 200 serials of PTV ranging from 13, 26, 30 and 48 and also for private channels. while he worked in 1000 independent plays. On the basis of public appreciation he got a tag "Chaudary" due to his aggressive and negative characters.

List of television plays

  • Afsar Bekaar-e-Khaas (PTV)
  • Ainak Wala Jin (PTV)
  • Alif Laila
  • Ambar Maria
  • Bao Train
  • Bhola Khanjar
  • Chaan bura
  • Chacha Chaudary Plus ATV (Pakistan)
  • Comedy Theatre
  • Din (PTV)
  • Do tok (Funny Talk Show) ATV (Pakistan)
  • Double Sawari (PTV)
  • Faraib
  • Ghar aya mera Pardesi ATV (Pakistan)
  • Gharana
  • Hawa pe Raqs
  • Inkar
  • Jaza Saza
  • Jheel
  • Khair Khwah
  • Khawab Azaab
  • Khawaja and Son (PTV)
  • Manzil
  • Munnu ki Kahani (PTV)
  • Muskurahat
  • Nigah
  • Pappu plaza
  • Parvaz
  • Pathjhar (PTV)
  • Piyas
  • Rahain (PTV)
  • Ranjish
  • Saaray Gaamay (PTV)
  • Sohail Clinic (Guest appearance) ATV (Pakistan)
  • Sona Chandi (PTV)
  • Tarair
  • Waqt
  • Waris (PTV)
  • Zangeer
  • Zehar-baad


He started his theatre career in 1970. In 1979, he enjoys the rarest honour being the only Asian Writer who wrote two parts of a stage drama named "Kut-kutarian". He worked as Writer, actor, Director and Producer. He has written more than 10 plays for theatre. He performed in more than 50 plays. He also performed the best Punjabi Lok Drama on stage throughout Europe and Middle East. He played the leading role of "Waris Shah" in this drama. He was also approved Director of Pakistan Arts Council Alhamra Arts Council and "Punjab Arts Council".

List of stage dramas

  • Ab kya hoga
  • Aik billi teen kabutar
  • Aik thi billo
  • Ainak wala Jin
  • Andar ana mana hai
  • Baat samjh mai a gai
  • Best of Luck
  • Budha, Trank aur Boski
  • Changaiz Khan in Lahore
  • Dard na janay koi
  • Dulha yahan Dulhan kahan
  • Ganjay Farishtay
  • Ham se bhar kar kon
  • Hawa ki beti
  • Hello uncle
  • High jump
  • Huqa pag te Restaurant
  • Jahil family te mai 8th pass
  • Janam janam ki maili chaadar
  • Janoon
  • Khatara 440Watt
  • Kisa ik muhabat ka
  • Kut-kutarian (Part-1 and part-2)
  • Laddan patti
  • Lalay di jaan
  • Lotay aur Lifafay
  • Mai khoobsurat hu
  • Mirza Ghalib band road per
  • Mohabbat is ko kehtay hain
  • Mr Baazigar
  • Naam k Nawab
  • Naya makaan
  • No chance
  • No lift
  • Paisa bolta hai
  • Raatain jaagti hain
  • Shohar bechara
  • Suzi and Sandow
  • Tera munda bigara jaye
  • Thori si shararat
  • Tota toop chalaye ga
  • Waiting room
  • Wife teh wohti
  • Ye becharay log
  • Zarurat rishta


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