Iftikhar Thakur

Iftikar Thakur (Urdu, Punjabi: افتخار ٹھاکر), born 'Iftikhar Ahmed' is a Pakistani Punjabi actor and stand up comedian.[2] He has starred in numerous stage shows and telefilms in different languages mainly Punjabi also including Pothwari/Mirpuri and Urdu. He currently stars in the comedy talk show Mazaq Raat, where he portrays Mian Afzal Nirgoli, a Punjab Police officer.[3][4] He adopted the name Iftikhar Thakur based on a character he played in stage dramas.[5] Prior to becoming an actor, he worked in an auto repair facility fixing punctured tires.

Iftikhar Thakur
Born
Iftikhar Ahmed Sheikh

(1958-04-01) 1 April 1958[1]
ResidenceModel Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
NationalityPakistani
Other nameskoki
OccupationComedian, Actor, Philanthropist
Children4

In September 2015, Thakur protested India's 28 August cease-fire violation,[6] by filing a court petition to permanently ban Indian films from Pakistani cinemas.[7] The petition was dismissed, with the court explaining that the Ministry of Culture would be the correct agency to petition.

Education

He did FA from Commerce Collage Karachi

Career

Television

Film

YearMovieRole
2006Majajan
2006One Two Ka One
2008Gulabo
2010Channa Sachi Muchi
2010Wohti ley ke jaani ayChotay Rana Babar Sahab
2013Dil Paraye Des Mein
2014Lafanga
2016Sawaal 700 Crore Dollar Ka[8]
2016Ishq Positive
2016Lahore Se AageySpecial Appearance
2016Saya e Khuda e ZuljalalPeeran Ditta
2018JackpotTBA
2018Kaaf Kangana
2019Chal Mera PuttChaudhary Shamsher

Telefilms

TitleRole
Miki Kharo EnglandAftab
Main Julian EnglandAftab

References

  1. Iftikhar Thakur on Rewind with Samina Peerzada | Funny Interview | Comedian | Jokes | Episode 5
  2. Nov 10, 2011 03:11am (10 November 2011). "Cultural resorts abuzz with activity - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. Gul, Ali (18 March 2016). "Sach Mooch: From Annie Khalid to Iftikhar Thakur, a case of exploding videos - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  4. Nov 03, 2011 11:02pm (3 November 2011). "Three flicks expected on Eid - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. Khan, Sher (25 August 2013). "The world is our stage: Punjabi theatre hopes to go global - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. Desk, Web (7 August 2013). "Army chief slams India's 'cowardly' ceasefire violations - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  7. "Pak court dismisses comedian's petition for ban on Indian films | world". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  8. "Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka - Timeline". Facebook. Retrieved 1 October 2016.



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