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Born: April 19, 1955 (age 66 years), Liaquatabad Town, Karachi, Pakistan
Spouse: Zareen Ghazal (m. 2005)
Children: Hina Sharif
Albums: Jahannum akhbar ke – 2007, Mamaloo, Vol. 10
Siblings: Khadija Mahmood
Date of Birth19 April, 1955
Place of BirthLiaquatabad, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Famous ForActing, Comedy
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Mohammad Umer was born on April 19, 1955, in an Urdu speaking family in Liaquatabad, Karachi.
In 1974, Umer started his career from Karachi as a stage performer at the age of 14.
He joined theatre, using the stage name Umer Zarif but later renamed that to Umer Sharif.
Some of his extremely popular comedy stage plays were 1989’sBakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai.
Sharif became a very popular star during this period.
Much of the success came from the fact that he started to record his stage shows and his videotapes were rented out in a similar manner to movies.
Yes Sir Eid and No Sir Eid were among the first stage plays to come out on video.
In October 2009, Sharif started hosting his own late-night talk show, The Shareef Show, on Geo TV.
He interviewed many actors, entertainers, musicians, and politicians on the show.
He also appeared as a guest judge on the Indian stand-up comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, alongside Navjot Singh Siddhu and Shekhar Suman.
In 2006, the Umer Sharif Welfare Trust was formed with the stated goal of creating a “state of the art health center that provides services free of cost.”
Sharif has received National awards for Best Director and Best Actor in 1992 for Mr. 420. He has received ten Nigar Awards.
Sharif is the only actor to receive four Nigar Awards in a single year. He received three Graduate Awards.
Sharif is also a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz.
Referred to as the “King of Comedy”, Sharif is considered one of the greatest comedians of Indian subcontinent.
Popular Indian comedians like Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastav hailed him as “The God Of Asian Comedy”.
For the 50-year anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, Sharif performed a play called Umer Sharif Haazir Ho.
In the play, a representative from every occupation was called into court and asked what they had done for Pakistan in the past 50 years.
The Lawyer’s Association stated a case against Sharif as a result.
Umer Sharif, Comedians is famous for Acting, Comedy, Pakistani celebrity. Born on 19 April, 1955
Umer Sharif is a Pakistani stand-up comedian, stage, film and television actor, writer, director and producer.
His original name is Mohammad Umer, however he changed that to Umer Zarif when he joined the theater and later changed that to Umer Sharif.
He rose to fame due to his work on stage and his stage shows are considered among the most popular in Pakistan.
He started his showbiz career from Karachi as stage performer at the age of 14.
Born in Urdu speaking family, Sharif became one of the most well known stage performers in Pakistan after his extremely popular 1989 comedy stage plays Bakra Qistoon Pay and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai.
In both of them he starred along with another comedy legend Moin Akhter.
Much of the success comes from the fact that he started to record his stage shows and the videocassettes were rented out in a similar fashion to movies.
Yes Sir Eid, No Sir Eid, followed by Bakra Qistoon Pay were the first stage shows to come out on video.
He is known in the Hindi,Urdu,Punjabi and other South Asian belt as the King of Comedy.
He was rated as best comedian ever even by Indian audiences.
Indian comedy kings Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastava have called him the God Of Asian Comedy on the Indian comedy show ” Comedy Circus”.
In India his videos are released by Music Track and are sold at premium prices across all stores.
Bakra Qistoon Pay is considered to be the show that made stage plays what they are today in Pakistan.
Before the advent of Bakra Qistoon Pay majority stage shows in Pakistan used to be classy with rather poetic dialogs.
After Bakra Qistoon Pay (Goat on installments) stage shows became a vibrant, majorly comical (and often gritty) part of the Pakistani culture.
It has also sparked many sequels. He has also produced films like Mr. 420, Mr. Charlie, Miss Fitna, etc.
The popularity of Bakra Qistoon Pay also crossed the border into India as well and Umer Sharif became a famous name in India as well.
He also was a judge in the famous Indian comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge along with Siddu and Shekar Suman.
Umer Sharif did his own show, on Geo TV called, “The Sharif Show,” where he interviews a variety of actors, actresses, entertainers of all kinds as well musicians.
Also from time to time, Sharif is seen as Masters of Ceremonies for various important events.