KARACHI: The fifth death anniversary of the legendary actor, comedian, and host Moin Akhtar will be observed today on Friday.
The actor died this day in 2011 at the age of 60, after suffering from a major heart attack.
Born on December 24, 1950, the legendary actor entered the entertainment world while in his teens in 1966. His parody of famous film actor Muhammad Ali at an Award Show is considered to be the event when he grabbed the attention of a large audience.
Moin could speak fluently different languages including English, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi, Gujarati and Hindi.
Iconic Bollywood film stars Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan liked him for his versatility. He aworked in few films but returned to the smaller screen.
TV plays including ‘Rozi’, ‘Eid Train’, ‘Family 93’, ‘Half Plate’, ‘Sach Much’ were few of many super hit programmes he starred in besides performing as host and anchor person in many popular shows.
Regarded as one of the great actors of Pakistan, Moin also won pride of performance besides many other awards.
The veteran performer garnered several awards and nominations during his lifetime — the worthy of a mention being Pride of Performance in 2010 and Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2011.