Iftikar Thakur (Urdu, Punjabi: افتخار ٹھاکر), born 'Iftikhar Ahmed' is a Pakistani Punjabi actor and stand up comedian. 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. He adopted the name Iftikhar Thakur based on a character he played in stage dramas. Prior to becoming an actor, he worked in an auto repair facility fixing punctured tires.
Iftikhar Ahmed Sheikh
1 April 1958
|Residence||Model Town, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Occupation||Comedian, Actor, Philanthropist|
In September 2015, Thakur protested India's 28 August cease-fire violation, by filing a court petition to permanently ban Indian films from Pakistani cinemas. The petition was dismissed, with the court explaining that the Ministry of Culture would be the correct agency to petition.
He did FA from Commerce Collage Karachi
|2006||One Two Ka One|
|2010||Channa Sachi Muchi|
|2010||Wohti ley ke jaani ay||Chotay Rana Babar Sahab|
|2013||Dil Paraye Des Mein|
|2016||Sawaal 700 Crore Dollar Ka|
|2016||Lahore Se Aagey||Special Appearance|
|2016||Saya e Khuda e Zuljalal||Peeran Ditta|
|2019||Chal Mera Putt||Chaudhary Shamsher|
- Iftikhar Thakur on Rewind with Samina Peerzada | Funny Interview | Comedian | Jokes | Episode 5
- Nov 10, 2011 03:11am (10 November 2011). "Cultural resorts abuzz with activity - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- 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.
- Nov 03, 2011 11:02pm (3 November 2011). "Three flicks expected on Eid - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- 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.
- Desk, Web (7 August 2013). "Army chief slams India's 'cowardly' ceasefire violations - The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Pak court dismisses comedian's petition for ban on Indian films | world". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
- "Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka - Timeline". Facebook. Retrieved 1 October 2016.