Jamil Fakhri was born in Lahore in 1946 was Pakistan film and tv actor. After graduation, he joined the National Bank of Pakistan, private news channel reported.He started doing theatre at Wapda Auditorium, Lahore, and at Alhamra with actors like Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, Athar Shah Khan, Ali Ejaz and Nannah. The day he suffered a stroke, his play Sehra Teri Pyas went on air at a private TV channel. Fakhri was admitted to Mayo Hospital on May 31 after suffering a stroke that resulted in paralysis and he died on June 9, 2011.
|In Urdu:||جمیل فخری|
|Native Name :||Mohammad Jamil|
|Profession:||TV and film actor|
|Awards :||Pride of Performance & Nigar Award|
|Children:||Ali Ayaz Fakhri|
|Date:||9 June 2011|
|Case of Death:||Paralysis|
|Rest Place:||Lahore, Pakistan|
|Years active :||1984- 2009|
|Started Work:||National Bank of Pakistan|
|Started Theater :||WAPDA Auditorium and Alhamra Arts Council|
|Known for :||playing a police inspector in PTV drama Andhera Ujala (1984-1985)|
|Popular TV plays:||Tanay Banay, Daldal, Waris, Andhera Ujala, Bandhan and Ek Mauhabat Sau Afsanay|
|Films:||Fakhri acted in more than 50 films|
|Last play:||Dil Day Boohay on PTV|
He started doing theatre at Wapda Auditorium, Lahore, and at Alhamra with actors like Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, Athar Shah Khan, Ali Ejaz and Nannah. His popular stage plays include Andar Ana Mana Hai, Zuban Daraz and Lahore Bypass. He was considered among the founding artistes of PTV. Lahore TV producer Yawar Hayat gave him a break in TV plays. His popular TV plays include Tanay Banay, Daldal, Waris, Andhera Ujala, Bandhan and Ek Mauhabat Sau Afsanay.
Popular stage TV plays
His popular stage plays include Andar Ana Mana Hai, Zuban Daraz and Lahore Bypass.He was considered among the founding artistes of PTV. Lahore TV producer Yawar Hayat gave him a break in TV plays.His popular TV plays include Tanay Banay, Daldal, Waris, Andhera Ujala, Bandhan and Ek Mauhabat Sau Afsanay.His role of police inspector Jaffar Husain in PTV play Andhera Ujala became so popular that film director Shabab Kairanvi selected him for big screen.Fakhri acted in more than 50 films. Muskarhat and Deewanay Do are among his best flicks. His last play was Dil Day Boohay on PTV.
Famous role of police inspector
His role of Inspector Jaffer Hussain in Andhera Ujala became his identity and made him a household name. In fact, whenever the history of television is written in Pakistan, Jaffer Hussain would rank among the top three roles played to perfection by an actor. The burly and oft conflict-riddled policeman was the protagonist of the play along with Irfan Khoosat who played Havaldar Karamdad. Together, they nabbed bad guys and managed to do so while overcoming personal and professional challenges..
Fakhris old companion Qavi Khan
Fakhri’s old companion Qavi Khan told Dawn by phone from Karachi that with his death a golden chapter of his (Qavi’s) life had ended. “He would never call me Qavi, he used to call me Khan Baba,” said Qavi Khan in a choked voice. “We had a long association during the recording of Andhera Ujala and I found him a great actor and a sensitive person.”Irfan Khusat said Jamil was a close friend of him and that he could not say much as he was sitting by the body of Jamil Fakhri.Tanzeem Butt, a close friend of Fakhri who worked with him in National Bank, said: “He (Fakhri) was a lively person but death of his young son affected his health badly and after that tragic incident he was always in deep thoughts.”
Jamil Fakhris final play
Jamil Fakhri’s final play, Dil Day Boohay, ended last month on PTV whereas his final bow was in Sehra Teri Pyas that was aired from a private channel the day he suffered a brain hemorrhage. With these plays, he bade farewell to his four-decade long association with the performing arts during which he made us laugh and cry with incredible histrionics.
- Waris (Drama Serial) (1979)
- Alif Noon (1981-1982)
- Aaj Ka Khel
- Alif Laila
- Zakhira Andozi
- Ek Muhabbat Sau Afsanay
Jamil Fakhri was awarded Pride of Performance for his acting in all four mediums — TV, theatre, film and radio. Firdous Jamal adds, “We both worked in all mediums, but his roles were of archival nature. His characters were super-strong and with substance, and I am sure that in the near future they will be presented as examples for budding artistes. He was one of the few actors whose stare is worth a million words. With his death, we have not only lost an actor but also a star who had mastered the performing arts.”
Veteran TV actor Jamil Fakhri passed away on Thursday. He left behind a widow and three sons. He was 65. Fakhri was admitted to Mayo Hospital on May 31 after suffering a stroke that resulted in paralysis. Many of Fakhri’s close friends believe the death of his young son, Ali Ayaz Fakhri, in the USA a few months back took a heavy toll on the actor’s health and he could not recover from the shock.