Khalil-ur Rehman Qamar (Artist)

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2018-01-10 03:48:53Khalil-ur Rehman Qamar
Khalil-ur-Rehman, the ace writer of Landa Bazar,Boota from Toba Tek Singh, Chandpur Ka Chanduu, Tum Yahi Kehna, Mn mar gae Shaukat Ali Muhabbat tum sy nafrat hy, Pyaray afzal, sadqy tumharay and presently running Lal ishq.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Khalil-ur Rehman Qamar

  • In Urdu:

    خلیل الرحمان قمر

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  • Residence:

    Lahore, Pakistan

  • Education:

    M.A Urdu

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  • Profession:

    Playwright, Actor, Television Director

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  • Awards :

    Hum Awards for Best original script writer(2013). Lux Style Awards for Best writer

  • Born
  • Date:

    16 December 1961

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  • Family
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  • Children:

    3 Daughters, 2 sons

  • Relatives:

    Actor Durrab Haider (son)

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Acting, Playwritting, Direction

  • Famous scripts:

    Pyaray Afzal. Landa Bazar, Sadqy tumharay, Zara yad kar,


Talented father and son
Talented father and son
Khalil ur Rehman Qamar is a well known playwright, novelist, poet, actor, director and producer from Pakistan. He was born in 1961 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He has been happily married to Rubena since 1985. He has 2 sons and 3 daughters. One of his son has entered into acting and currently acting in drama "Lal Ishq".Coming from a poor family, Qamar exhibited excellent writing skills from his early childhood. As a youngster, he wrote short stories and poetry.  Subsequently, Qamar became a novel writer. The fame he acquired from his novels caught the attention of leading drama makers in Pakistani entertainment industry.  

Family Background

As per Khalil he is from a Punjabi family where no-one speaks Urdu. He was taunted in the industry for being an “Urdu medium” writer. He worked really hard to improve his English. His dramas are for those who wants to think and learn something from his writings.


Blockbuster serial of KRQ
Blockbuster serial of KRQ
Like most of other writers of his era, Qamar started his career as playwright with PTV (Pakistan Television). At first, Qamar exclusively wrote for PTV Home. Khalil ur Rehman Qamar dramas became popular and quickly established him as a successful playwright. Most of his dramas are based on his novels. During General Musharraf’s military rule, several private channels were issued licenses to operate in Pakistan. Pakistani drama industry saw an instant boom. Private TV channels generated new opportunities for playwrights. [1] career   

View about women

An excerpt from a colum
An excerpt from a colum
KRQ thinks, the ladies in our society have to be more mature. Even the mature ladies are more impressed by artificial things. KRQ thinks that the day our ladies will stand and question the legality of earning of their brother,husband, our society will be in much better shape. [2] women  

KRQ penned down his own love story

KRQ's biography-- sadqy tumharay
KRQ's biography-- sadqy tumharay
After his hit play Pyare Afzal Khalil-ur-Reham Qamar did what no other writer has ever done before, he wrote a script about his own love story in the form of Sadqay Tumhare. The fans were not happy with the writer because he killed the hero Afzal who was loved by many so many. A that time fans were scared that Sadqay Tumhare might have a sad ending too. Khalil-ur-Rehman while giving an interview to Dawn News said something which could possibly mean that his new play will have a sad ending too. [3] biogrphy   Talking about the play, he said,  “Ek scene aisa nahin hai jo drame ki khatir add kiya gaya ho (There is no scene that has been added for the sake of the drama).” This is not a commercial project for the writer but it is something very close to his heart. Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar also admits that he felt the need to tell the viewers his story because he feels that he did not do justice to Shano. “Mein shayad uske samne gunehgaar tha (Perhaps I let her down). I wish to give tributes to her.” When the Dawn News reporter asked him if this time his drama will have a happy ending he said, “Ye joh hum zinda reh jate hai woh hai sad ending (That we remain living, is the sad ending).” Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar is very happy with the way the director has handled the story and also with the performance of the actors.

Work for Television

YearSerial TitleChannelActorDirectorNotes
1995Dastak aur DarwazaPTV Home
1999Boota from Toba Tek SinghPTV HomeYesYes
2001Chand Pur Ka ChandooPTV Home
2002Landa Bazar (TV series)PTV HomeYesYes
2005Dil Hai Ke Diya HaiPTV HomeProduced
2008Tum Yahi KehnaARY Digital
2009Dilli Ke BankayATVYesYes
2009Jab Hateli Par Chand LikhnaIndus TV
2010Muhabbat har Muhabbat JeetATV
2010Uss PaarATV
2011Phir Kab Milo GayATV
2011AnokhiA-Plus Entertainment
2012Adhoori Film Ki Poori KahaniATV
2012ManjaliGeo TV
2012Tumhain Kuch Yaad Hai JanaGeo TV
2012Mein Mar Gai Shaukat AliATV A-Plus Entertainment
2013Bunty I Love YouHum TV
2013Love Life Aur LahoreA-Plus Entertainment
2013Pyarey AfzalARY Digital
2013Mian Biwi minus LoveExpress Entertainment
2014Sadqay Tumhare (a true love story of Khalil-ur-Rehman)Hum TV
2015Mera Naam Yusuf HaiA-Plus Entertainment
2016UnsuniPTV Home
2016Zara Yaad KarHum TV
2017I am Sorry HasanComing Soon
2017Samjhota ExpressComing Soon
2017Muhabat Tum sy Nafrat haiGeo TV
2017Ik Qarz Muhabat HaiComing Soon
2017Tera Gham aur HumComing Soon
2017Mery Pass Tum HoComing Soon
2017Muhabat Tery BagairComing Soon
2017 2017Tou Dil Ka Kya Hua Lal IshqARY digital A-plus
[4] dramas Films
1998QarzYesOwn Production
2005Koi Tujh Sa KahanYes
2010Channa Sachi MuchiDialogueLyricist for the Film's Songs
2017Main Punjab Nahin JaoongiYes


Khalil has won LSA
Khalil has won LSA
He has won the awards for best original script and best TV writer from HUM TV ang Lux style awards respectively. 

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