Thursday, 28 April 2011

Umer Sharif

Umer Sharif Biography

mer Sharif, TI (Urdu: عمر شریف, also spelled Omar Sharif) (born 1955 in the town of Liaquatabad in Karachi, Sindh) is a Pakistani comedian, stage, film and TV actor, director and producer. His original name is Mohammed Omar, however he changed that to Omar Zarif (in Urdu Omar the laughing) when he joined the theatre and later changed that again 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.

Sharif became one of the most well known stage performers in Pakistan after his extremely popular 1985 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.

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. Many of his famous dialogues were copied in Bollywood movies. Sharif is in process of completing his first Indian movie, Tum Mere Ho, as a director.

He also was a judge in the famous Indian comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.

Stage Shows

Budha Ghar Per Hai
Bakra Qiston Pe
Aao Sach Bolein
Tera Bakra Mera Qasai
Nayee Ammi Purana Abba
Dulhan Main Le Jaonga
Eid Tere Naam
Samad Bond 007
Umer Sharif in Jungle
Hum Sey Mil
Flight 420
Eid Aashiqon Ki
Mamu Mazaq Mat Karo
Akbar-e-Azam in Pakistan
Ye To Houseful Ho Gaya
New York Se New Karachi
Angoor Khatte Hain
Meri Bhi To Eid Karade
Nach Meri Bulbul
Chaudhry Plaza
Hum Sab Aik Hain
Umar Sharif Hazar Ho
Hum Sa Ho Tu Samnay Aai
Omer Sharid Behrupia
Beauty Parlour
Meri Jaan Thanedaar
Valima Tayyar Hai
Salam Karachi
Petrol Pump
galisoonsa hai mutlay
yes sir no sir eid ka show

TV Shows

Umer Sharif vs. Umer Sharif
Koi Hay Jo Hamain Hasa-ay
Fifty-Fifty

Films

Hisaab (1986)
Kundan
Aag he Aag
Aawargi
Dushmano Kay Dushman
Barood Ki Chaaon
Jhutay Raees
Chupay Rustam
Laad Sahab
Khotay Sikkay
Rani Beti Raj Karay Ge
Aik Ko Das Numbari
Nehla Dehla
Duniya Meri Jaib Mein
Danda Peer
Behrupia
Sahab Bibi Aur Tawaif
Hathkari
Mehelay Daar
Buth Shikan
Muskurahat
Mastana Mahi
Actor
Phool
Mr. 420
Mr. Charlie (1992)
Miss Fitna (1993)
In early life he worked in a welding shop.

Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


Umer Sharif


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