ASHIR AZEEM is a Pakistani actor writer and producer. He was born in Quetta Pakistan and completed his schooling from quetta
. Later on he done his aeronautical engineering from Pakistan Air Force and has received degree of BBA from Institute of Business Administration Karachi. Ashir start working at Central Superior Services of Pakistan in 1988. During his job he wrote story about Pakistan armed forces and his colleagues encourage him to made a play. In 1994 he made a drama serial "Dhuwan" which was aired on PTV and he did lead role in it. Drama was super hit and got positive reviews by Pakistani audience. Later on Ashir Azeem moved to Canada and came back Pakistan in 2015 and made a film on a story which he wrote in 1993. Film Name was "Maalik" and again his story loved by Pakistani audience and got many positive views. He also directed and co produce that film. In 2017 he played a role in a Pakistani action movie 'Yalghaar' which was super hit.  Biography Biography
Ashir Azeem, a Pakistani Christian actor and writer met incredible fame in Pakistan in 1994 due to his super-hit action drama serial, Dhuwan (دھواں). Dhuwan was his lone project in the field of TV serials. What is little known about him is that he worked for Pakistan Customs, even during the recording of the drama and when it was being aired on PTV.
He worked there until he got suspended as Additional Director – Directorate of Post Clearance Audit, Karachi
. His name appeared in news due to a Customs Automation Project with the name CARE.
Subsequently, he reportedly migrated to Canada. Nevertheless, Ashir Azeem was reportedly restored by an FBR notification on 1st Aug 2012.  About About
List of Movies
Cast of Yalghaar
 Filmography Filmography
| Yalghaar|| Film|| 2017|
| Maalik|| Film|| 2016|
| Dhuwan|| T.v series|| 1994|
Conversation with MAALIK Director
Maalik By Ashir Azeem
Ashir Azeem woke up to congratulatory messages the day the ban on his movie Maalik was lifted. The movie was taken off screens on April 27 after the government slammed a ban on its screening.
We talked to Ashir (who shot to fame with the PTV drama Dhuwan) about his film Maalik, the ban and emerging Pakistani film industry when he visited our studios today.
“I was told that the movie was biased towards a particular linguistic group,” he said. “There are people in Pakistan who prosper when they create divisions based on Sindhi, Punjabi, Balochi
. What is this? We are all Pakistanis.”
“Maalik does not create division” he added and believes that the allegations behind the movie which resulted in the ban being imposed were of a “weird nature”. “A movie which was cleared by the Censor Board was suddenly banned because an individual had issues,” he said without divulging further details.
Ashir feels that Maalik is a movie that will bring change in the industry and towards people in general.
When asked if he feels that bans of movies create a hindrance for the film industry and the content it wants to portray in the movies, he agreed saying “In my film, you will see different content” which he feels is the reason behind the imposition of the ban in the first place.
Ashir is a person who believes in women empowerment and for him being able to portray that in his films is important to him. “In my film, all women are very powerful characters and you can see that. One of the characters she rides a motorcycle, she handles heavy machinery. There is another girl who is sewing and helping her family. So we are trying to reflect the segments of society both male and female in Pakistan.”
Lastly, Ashir had a message for all the young filmmakers stepping into the industry “story, story, story- focus on that and it will appeal to the masses”.
Indeed a man of wisdom.  Conversation Conversation
From Dhuwaan to Maalik
Drama Serial Dhuwaan
The feature film Maalik sees Ashir return as actor, writer and director.
“I was inspired by reality back then and even now. When I joined Civil Service Academy, I became friends with a lot of police officers who were idealists like me. We got a wake-up call when we came into active duty; practical life was different from our thoughts. I deduced that the problem was not with individuals but with the environment that pressures the individual to accept a particular mould."
"Dhuaan spoke against that environment; it suggested that if you want to have an effective police force you have to re-organise it along modern lines, do away with traditional jurisdiction-bound thana culture. It suggested that without intelligence, modern investigation techniques, computers and updated databases, fighting crime can’t be possible and so forth. Even today the thana and kutcheri remain archaic and acquisition of justice is one of the biggest problems for the common man."  From Dhuwaan to Maalik
10 Movies He wants you To watch
My criterion for calling a film as great is its impact on the viewer or society. If a film does not have any impact, then it may be good business but it’s not a good film. When the viewer walks out of the cinema, the film must not stay behind. It must not be linear. It must communicate with the viewer on multiple levels. The straight-line story at the surface must have deeper layers and subliminal messages. A film must have a quote; something that becomes its identity and makes it eternal.
The following films are not listed in any order. These are generally the 10 films that I enjoyed the most.
List of Movies
Maalik By Ashir Azeem
- Instinct (1999)
- Saving Private Ryan (1998)
- Vertical Limit (2000)
- The Patriot (2000)
- 3 Idiots (2009)
- The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
- Star Wars series
- Waar (2013)
- Actor In Law (2016)
- Maalik (2016)  Movies Movies
With Bushra Azeem
He is married with Bushra Ashir Azeem and have two children. .  Marital Life
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