KARACHI: The 83rd birth anniversary of legendary and versatile TV actor (late) Muhammad Ali is being observed today (Saturday), ARY News reported.
The heydays of Lollywood cannot be recalled without calling to mind the contributions of legendary Muhammad Ali to the TV industry.
He began his career as a broadcaster at Radio Pakistan in Hyderabad in 1956 and earned recognition owing to his strong vocal skills. He was born in Rampur British India on November 10, 1938.
Muhammad Ali featured for the first time as a villain in film “Chiragh Jalta Raha” and he was shot to fame, leaving behind even hero of the flick.
He acted in movies like ‘Khamosh Raho’, ‘Kaneez’, ‘Aag ka Darya’, ‘Aaina’, and ‘Surat’. He was featured in around 277 films covering Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and one Bollywood flick.
His exceptional skills earned him a place in top 25 actors of Asia. He is the only Pakistani actor to be have been rewarded Sitara-e-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan.
He was also conferred ‘Naushad Award’ by the India.
He died of heart attack on March 19, 2006 in Lahore.