The legendary actor of film, Television and stade drama Moin Akhtar is remebered today on his 63rd birthday all across Pakistan and his fans all over the world.
He was beloved for providing humor for people of all ages, and with an etiquette that remains unmatched. His attempts to avoid vulgarity in his humor rendered him a favorite amongst family audiences. Akhtar was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi,Memon, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu. He performed not only in Pakistan but played in several stage shows like “Bakra Qiston Pe” and “Buddha Ghar Pe Hai” with Umer Sharif in India too.
Moin Akhtar rose to the national spotlight and gathered critical acclaim for his performance in the drama Rozy, in which he played the role of a female TV artist. Rozy was an Urdu adaptation of Hollywood movie Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman. Moreover, in a talk-show namely Loose Talk he appeared as a different character in each and every of over 400 episodes interviewed by Anwar Maqsood, the writer and the host of the program.
He was awarded honorary citizenship of Dallas in 1996 for his achievements. He is also listed among Amazing Pakistanis of all time.
He died on 22 April 2011 at about 6:15pm in Karachi after suffering from a heart attack.