Bushra Ansari (Artist)

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2018-01-17 09:38:42Bushra Ansari
Bushra Ansari is a famous well known personality in the industry of Pakistan's media.Bushra was the daughter of famous Professional writer Ahmed Bashir.She appeared on television as a child artist in 1960's.She is carefully thought about/believed as an actor, comedian, host, presenter, writer and model also. Finally she took acting as her career and proved herself in industry.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Bushra Ansari

  • Nick Name:

    Maasi Museebty, bushra apa

  • In Urdu:

    بشریٰ انصاری‬

  • Famous As:

    Television Presenter, Comedian, Singer, Actress and Playwright

  • Nationality:


  • Residence:

    Karachi Pakistan

  • Education:

    Graduation (B.A.)

  • Religion:


  • Profession:

    Actress, Singer, Producer, Writer, Model

  • Height:

    5 feet 7 Inches

  • Website:


  • Hobbies:

    Dancing, Singing, Writing, Acting

  • Zodiac Sign:


  • Languages Known:

    Urdu, English, Punjabi, Saraiki

  • Awards :

    Won Many Awards

  • Born
  • Date:

    15 May 1956

  • Place:

    Karachi Pakistan

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:


  • Spouse:

    Iqbal Ansari

  • Children:

    2 Daughters (Nariman Ansari and Meera Ansari)

  • Parents:

    Ahmad Bashir, Mehmooda Bashir

  • Siblings :

    Asma abbas, Sumbul Ansari and Neelum Bashir

  • Relatives:

    Zarra abbas, Asad Siddiqui


Bushra Ansari with Faisal Qureshi
Bushra Ansari with Faisal Qureshi
She is a living inspiration, she has given her lifetime to Pakistan Entertainment Industry, she excelled in many fields, she is not only an actress, but a writer, an entertainer, a comedian, a superstar, an excellent host, a rhythmic singer, she is all in a one person, she is none other than the exceptional BUSHRA ANSARI.She is a role model, an exemplar, she contributed a lot much towards this industry, she is not only perfect in her professional life but she also managed her personal life well.[1]  Biography 


Bushra Ansari With Her Sister
Bushra Ansari With Her Sister
Bushra studied in Lahore at Lady Griffin School and then she did intermediate from famous Lahore College for Women University, completed her BA in 1977 from Waqarunnisa College in Rawalpindi.



Music Classes and Singing

Music Festival 2017 Celebration Squar Aug 12 - Bushra Ansari
Music Festival 2017 Celebration Squar Aug 12 - Bushra Ansari
Bushra had naturally got multiple talents inside her, she formally started receiving music classes with the team of the show, and she was mentored by great music teacher Amir Haidery. Well, she was really lucky to be encouraged by her father and she started singing properly and she participated in many singing competitions held in her college during the 1970’s, it was 1976.


HUM TV’s latest play Jhoot
HUM TV’s latest play Jhoot
Bushra was able to convince her family that she wanted to act and sing for screen and they finally were convinced and she appeared on a TV show “Kaliyaan”, aired on PTV from Islamabad and she got a chance to show her acting and singing skills, and puppetry. She was all over famous and known to everyone. Her first ever play “Rishtay aur Raastay” aired on PTV in the 1978 from Islamabad PTV station. It was the encouragement of Producer/Director Iqbal Ansari who supported her to perform whereas the family made restrictions on her for that, the director later became her husband. In 1979, she appeared in a scene “Ghar Chat Sa” from her second drama serial “Gharonday” drama directed by her husband Iqbal Ansari, he supported her all way and encouraged her to act and built up her career. 


Udaari Play
Udaari Play
She has done various characters that were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience and they will always be remembered such as “Masee Museebtay”, voice of “Sharmeelee” and many more. She has appeared in many projects of Iqbal Ansari’s Productions and she was the best actress of that time and even till now. She has played roles in the most watched TV shows of that time aired on Pakistan Television (PTV), shows/dramas include Angan Terha, Show Time, Show Sha, Rang Tarang, Emergency Ward and the Saturday Night Live-styled sketch comedy TV series titled Fifty Fifty.


Parveen Akbar & Bushra Ansari
Parveen Akbar & Bushra Ansari
She also performed as a model in her career. In the year of 1980’s she performed as an model and also appeared in an advertising campaign with her daughter for Diapers in 2009.[3]  Modeling 

Bushra Ansari Interview

Bushra Ansari - UBL Fund Managers
Bushra Ansari - UBL Fund Managers
Bushra Ansari Family proud on her because she managed her career as well as her family. She never gives a chance to her family for accusing not giving time. In an interview her first priority is family then her career because she loves her family. She inspires Moin Akhter as a colleague or as an actor she enjoyed working with this legend. She feel proud on getting such a unusual and huge importance from their fans response.


Javed Sheikh Presenting Bushra Ansari 2nd Hum Awards
Javed Sheikh Presenting Bushra Ansari 2nd Hum Awards
Bushra has visited many countries and won many awards, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1989 and presidential award from Pervez Musharraf, as well as a Women's achievement award from Benazir bhutto and  has also won many more including Nigar Awards, Graduate awards, Lux Style awards and Lifetime achievement awards from Pakistan Television and Hum Television Networks.

As a Host

Dil Dil Ramazan Geo TV Hosting - Guest Noman Ijaz
Dil Dil Ramazan Geo TV Hosting - Guest Noman Ijaz
Bushra Ansari hosted a television show Brunch with Bushra on Geo TV which featured in depth personal conversations with personalities from sports, showbusiness, and politics. The show was On Air every Sunday. One of her most important interviews was that of Pakistani Politician Altaf Hussain.


Bushra was introduced to the world as a writer with a drama called ‘Neeli Dhoop’ in 1994. What most people don’t know is that Bushra developed the story for her drama serial “Amawas” which was produced by her husband Iqbal Ansari. It was not until ‘Neeli Dhoop’ that she stepped out of the shadows and revealed her identity as a writer.[4]  Writer 

Pakistan Idol Judge

Pakistan Idol Judges
Pakistan Idol Judges
Ali Azmat, Hadiqa Kayani and Bushra Ansari participated as celebrity judges for Pakistan Idol to choose the best music talent from every nook and corner of the country.The viewers came to know about the judges in Geo’s famous morning show Poora Pakistan Geo special transmission. Ali Azmat, Hadiqa Kayani and Bushra Ansari selected the singers during a three-month journey across Pakistan.[5]  Pakistan Idol Judge 

List of Written Plays

  1. Neeli Dhoop (1994)
  2. Amawas
  3. Makan (2006)
  4. Kuch Dil Ne Kaha
  5. Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley (2012)
  6. Pakeezah (2016)

List of Films

  1. Jawani Phir Nahi Ani (2015) as Zoya's Mother
  2. Ho Mann Jahaan (2016) as Nadir's Mother
  3. Ghoonghat (2013)
  4. Whoo Bahoo (2014)
  5. Mohay Bhool Gaye Sawariya (2015)
  6. Khala Garam Masala (2017)

List of Dramas

Aangan Terha1980Jehan Ara BegumPTV
Saturday Night Live1983SafiaPTV
Meharun Nisa2004ZainabIndus TV
Makan2006–2007Tayee GGeo TV
Bushra Bushra2006Host Indus TV
Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat2009–2009Saima ChaudryGeo TV
Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat2010–2010Saima ChaudryGeo TV
Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat2011–2011Saima ChaudryGeo TV
Mera Naseeb2011–2011SabahHum TV
Bilqees Kaur2012–2012Bilqees KaurHum TV
Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat2012–2012Saima ChaudryGeo TV
Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley2012–2012ZakiaHum TV
Bushra Bara Boor2013BushraHum TV
Pakistan Idol (season 1)2013–2014JudgeGeo TV
Jab We Wed2014Faris's Mother Urdu 1
Tum Mere Paas Raho2015Tabish's MotherHum TV
Utho Geo Pakistan2015Host Geo Entertainment
Riffat Aapa Ki Bahuein2015-2016Riffat Aapa ARY Digital
Udaari2016SheedanHum TV
Jhoot2016Saleha Hum TV
Seeta Bhagri2016Nandani Das TVOne Global
Shaadi Mubarak Ho2017ShahnazARY Digital

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