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Tauqeer Nasir

Tauqeer Nasir (Urdu: ????? ?????) is a veteran actor from Pakistan. He served as Director General (DG) of Pakistan National Council of Arts(PNCA) for the period of 2 years. He started his career in 1978 withPakistan Television Corporation.

Native name ????? ????
Born 1958
Dera Ghazi Khan
Residence Lahore, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Education Masters in Mass Communications, University of the Punjab
Occupation Actor, Presenter, Former DG of Pakistan National Council of Arts
Years active 1978-present
Organization Pakistan Television Corporation, Pakistan National Council of Arts
Known for Serious Role
Awards Government of Pakistan

  • Pride of Performance byPresident of Pakistan
  • Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2000

Early life and education

Nasir was born in Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan). He graduated with a Masters in Mass Communications from Punjab University, Lahore in 1981.


He got his early schooling from D.G Khan and Multan. Later he joined the Mass Communication Department of the Punjab University and did his masters in 1981. But journalism was not to his liking at the time as the army uniform used to fascinate him. “The army khaki always attracted me. So joining the army was my dream. I did try to translate my dream into a reality but to no avail,” he states animatedly.

Asif was his teacher. he took the audition and luckily I was later selected for the main role of that serial. I was to perform the role of a son while the late Saleem Nasir played the role of my father.

He performed wonderfully in Panah, Aik Haqeeqat Aik Afsana, Samundar, Dehleez, Dard Aur Darman and of course, Parwaz. However, initially he considered acting as only a hobby. “At first it was only a hobby for me. And gradually it became a passion for me,” he describes.

The period from 1975-90 is in his view the “golden period” of PTV as everyone used to put in a great effort to produce something special. But he is not very disappointed about the present state of affairs of PTV, as he still believes that it is producing standard stuff. He prefers softness in addition to melody in music. He has developed an ear for music icons such as Mehdi Hasan, Lata, Noor Jehan, Ghulam Ali, Nusrat Fateh Ali, and also Fareeda Khanum.

Nasir was elevated to the position of DG, PNCA in 2009 for a period of two years, after having earlier served as its Executive Director.


  • Pride of Performance
  • Tamgha-e-Imtiaz
  • Nominee: Best Actor Drama Series in The 1st Indus Drama Awards 2005 for Maa Aur Mamta (Mazloom)


  • ishq-ka-Ain
  • Baal-o-Par
  • Kashkol
  • Landa Bazar
  • Rahain
  • Reza Reza
  • Panah
  • Aik Haqeeqat Aik Afsana
  • Samundar
  • Dehleez
  • Dard Aur Darman
  • Parwaaz
  • Kanch Ka Pul
  • Matay Ghurub
  • Seen Aba Seen Aba Achoo Achoo Mehran
  • Yaad Piya Ki Aye
  • Thakan
  • Dharti
  • Dilawaiz
  • A Rented Child (Maa Aur
  • Lunda Bazar

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