Mahmood Ali

Syed Mahmood Ali (1928–2008; Urdu:سید محمود علی) was a Pakistani radio, television and stage artist.[1]

Early life and career

Mahmood Ali was born in Hyderabad, India in 1928. Mahmood Ali began his career with the All India Radio in 1945. He migrated to Pakistan after independence, arriving in Lahore in 1947. He soon moved to Karachi and joined Radio Pakistan, where he was employed, at first, as a clerk. He had become an employee of Radio Pakistan during its early days, after the independence of Pakistan, in 1947.[1] Mahmood Ali contributed to Radio Pakistan and the Pakistani television for more than 50 years.[2]


His notable contributions are:

  • Syed Mahmood Ali started his acting career from a radio play, Khawaja Moinuddin's Theater.
  • Haamid Mian Kay Haan (a Radio Pakistan play in the 1950s)
  • Mirza Ghalib Bunder Road Pe (a Radio Pakistan play in the 1960s)[2]
  • Lal Qila Sey Lalu Khait Tak (a Radio Pakistan play in the 1960s)



Mahmood Ali also worked in over 25 films:[2]

  • Chori Chhuppe (1965)[4]

Death and legacy

Syed Mahmood Ali died on 11 July 2008 due to cardiac arrest. He was 80. He was buried at Wadi-e-Hussain graveyard in Karachi.[1]

Awards and recognition

See also


  1. "Artist Mahmood Ali is no more". Dawn. 13 July 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  2., Profile of Mahmood Ali on website, Retrieved 14 Dec 2016
  3., 'Old but not forgotten: Top 10 Pakistani dramas to re-watch now', Dawn newspaper, Published 13 March 2015, Retrieved 14 Dec 2016
  4., Actor Mahmood Ali in film 'Chori Chhuppe' (1965) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website, Retrieved 14 Dec 2016

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