Jameel Fakhri

Jamil Fakhri (1946–2011) was a veteran Pakistani film, TV and stage artist. He gained high popularity from Pakistan Television Corporation's TV drama serial Andhera Ujala in (1984-1985) season by playing the character Jaffer Hussain (police inspector). In TV drama Andhera Ujala, a high-ranking police officer Qavi Khan and his team of low and middle rank members of police fight crime in their locality in very humorous situations.[4]

Jamil Fakhri
Mohammad Jamil[1]

15 September 1946
Lahore, Pakistan[2]
Died9 June 2011 at age 65[3]
Lahore, Pakistan
OccupationTV and film actor
Years active1984- 2009
Known forplaying a police inspector in PTV drama Andhera Ujala (1984-1985)

Early life and career

Jamil Fakhri was born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1946. After finishing his basic education, he started working for National Bank of Pakistan. Then he started doing theater at WAPDA Auditorium and Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore and started working with some already established TV actors and directors. Jamil Fakhri worked with many prominent TV actors of the time including Irfan Khoosat, Khayyam Sarhadi, Firdous Jamal, Masood Akhtar, Kamal Ahmed Rizvi and Nanha.[4] He also worked with some top TV producers and directors in the 1980s including Yawar Hayat Khan, Rashid Dar (director of the above-mentioned Andhera Ujala), Kamal Ahmed Rizvi and many more.[5] Beside acting in television dramas, he also acted in more than 50 Pakistani films.[2]

TV dramas

Awards and recognition

Death and legacy

According to Jamil Fakhri's family, he first learned on 7 December 2010 that his son, Ali Ayaz Fakhri, had been kidnapped and later killed in the U.S. where he was living. Details about his son's gruesome murder reportedly were that he was cut up into pieces and then set on fire. This really distressed the actor and took a heavy toll on his health for several months until finally he had a stroke on 31 May 2011 and was taken to a hospital. He stayed in a coma there for many days and then died on 9 June 2011 at Lahore, Pakistan. He left behind three other sons, and a widow.[3] Farrukh Bashir, General Manager of Pakistan Television, Lahore Center, expressed his feelings on his death by saying that Jamil Fakhri had remained associated with PTV for a long time and was very loyal to it. With his death, PTV had also lost a great artist.[3]


  1. http://www.dawn.com/news/27371/president-gives-away-civil-military-awards, Jamil Fakhri's Pride of Performance Award in 2002 listed on the Dawn newspaper, Published 24 March 2002, Retrieved 28 October 2016
  2. http://www.dawn.com/news/635420/jamil-fakhri-is-no-more-2, Newspaper article on Jamil Fakhri on Dawn newspaper, Published 9 June 2011, Retrieved 28 October 2016
  3. http://nation.com.pk/Politics/10-Jun-2011/Jameel-Fakhri-passes-away, Article on Jamil Fakhri on The Nation (Pakistan) newspaper, Published 10 June 2011, Retrieved 28 October 2016
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 June 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), TV drama 'Andhera Ujala' (1984-1985) season on vidpk.com website, Retrieved 28 October 2016
  5. https://www.pakistantribe.com/22165/pakistan-top-ten-best-t-v-directors, TV drama Andhera Ujala's director Rashid Dar on pakistantribe.com website, Retrieved 28 October 2016
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