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Jamshed Ansari

Jamshed Ansari (Urdu: ????? ???????) (31 December 1942 inSaharanpur – 24 August 2005 in Karachi)was a Pakistani film,television and radio actor.

He is remembered for his numerous performances on both radio and television including as Safdar inHamid Mian Kay Haan and Hasnat Bhai on Uncle Urfi.

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Born Jamshed Ansari
31 December 1942
Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh,British India (now India)
Died 24 August 2005
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Years active 1968–2005
Children 3: 1 son and 2 daughters


Born in Saharanpur, United Provinces, British India (now in UP, India) on 31 December 1942, Ansari migrated with his family to Pakistan in 1948. Ansari was married and had three children, one son and two daughters.



Ansari is remembered for his role as Safdar in Pakistan Radio’s longest running programme, Hamid Mian Kay Haan (In Hamid Mian’s house).


Ansari made his debut in 1968 with Lahore Centre’s drama, Jharokay. His first drama from Karachi Centre wasAgha Nasir’s Ghora ghaas khata hai (The horse eats grass).


He was awarded 55 national and 2 international awards.

Selected filmography


  • Jharokay
  • Ghora Ghans Khata Hai
  • Zair Zabar Pesh (1970s)
  • Kiran Kahani
  • Uncle Urfi
  • Ankahi (1982)
  • Tanhaiyaan (1985)
  • Half Plate
  • Kohar



  • Saughat (1970)
  • Pakeeza (Urdu)
  • Ajj Dian Kurian (Punjabi)


Ansari died of a brain tumour on August 24, 2005. Funeral prayers were held at Baitul Mukarram Mosque, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi followed by burial at Khurshidpura Graveyard in Hub, Balochistan.


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