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Munawar zareef

Munawar Zarif (Urdu: ???? ?????) ( December 25, 1940 – April 29, 1976) was a Pakistani comedian and film actor. He was a versatile actor and comedian best known for his work in thePakistani cinema of the seventies. Zarif is one of the most famous comedians of south asia and appeared in more than 300 films.

His fans named him ‘Shehenshah-i-Zarafat’ or the ‘King of Humor’.

Munawar Zarif ???? ????
Actor Munawwar zarif in 1965.jpg
Born Muhammad Munawar
December 25, 1940
Died April 29, 1976 (aged 35)
Cause of death cirhosis
Resting place Bibi Pak Daman Cemetrry, Lahore, Pakistan
Residence Pakistan Pakistani
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 1961-1976
Notable work Heer Ranjha (film)
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Bilquis Khanum
Children 2 daughters 1 son
Parent(s) Father: Chaudhary Abdul Haq Rehmani; Mother: Barkat Bibi
Relatives Brother of Muhammad Siddiq (Zarif), Munir Zarif, Majeed Zarif, Rasheed Zarif
Awards 3 times Nigar Awards

Early life, family background and career

He was born on December 25, 1940 in Gujranwala, Punjab, Pakistan.He was belonged to a noble family and coste Kumhar/Rehmani(?????) and he married in Tehsil Kamoniki(????? ????????) . He started his film career from a Punjabi film Dandian in 1961 and got breakthrough in the filmHath Jori in 1964. After a film career as a comedian, he became a film actor, first as side-hero in film Pardey mein rehney doe and then in the title roles and hero in the same year Banarsi Thugg (1973) and Jeera Blade (1973).

He was awarded three times with the Nigar Award on his out-standing performance in Bharo Phool Barsao, Zeenath and Ishaq Deewana.. He appeared in more than 300 films in just 16 years from 1961-76. He was also famous for his Ad-Lib dialogue delivery. Often he would improvise so much that his fellow actors would have trouble keeping pace.


On 29 April 1976 he died in Shalimar Hospital, Lahore due to Cirhosis.


His films include:

Title Language
Malangi Punjabi
Imam Din Gohavia Punjabi
Banarsi Thug Punjabi
Manjhi Khitay Dhanwa Punjabi
Baharo Phool Barsao Urdu
Heer Ranjha Punjabi
Naukar Wohti Da Punjabi
Jeera Blade Punjabi
Khusiya Punjabi
Janu Kapatti Punjabi
Zeenat Urdu
Rangila Aur Munawar Zarif Punjabi/Urdu
Ajj Da Mahinwal Punjabi
Sheeda Pastaol Punjabi
Danndiyan Punjabi
Haath Juri Punjabi
Parde Min Rehny Do Urdu
Ishq Deewana Punjabi
Bala Taleiyan Wala Punjabi
Ziddi Punjabi
Sharif Badmash Punjabi
Chitra Tay Shera Punjabi

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