Mustafa Qureshi (Artist)

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Mustafa Qureshi is a Pakistani film and television actor.Qureshi was born in Hyderabad (now in Pakistan) on 11 May, 1938.[1] biography and interview -   Dawn newspaper He gained popularity from Punjabi movies. His role as the villain Noori Natt in the movie Maula Jatt (1979) became his trademark and he went on to adapt similar roles for many years to come.[2]  the secret history   -     Dawn newspaper  He has acted in more than 500 movies, in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Mustafa Qureshi

  • In Urdu :

    مصطفی قریشی

  • Famous As:

    Actor

  • Nationality:

    Pakistan

  • Residence:

    Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Education:

    Bachelors

  • Religion:

    Islam

  • Profession:

    Actor

  • Height:

    5 ft 6 in (1.63m)

  • Weight:

    67 Kg

  • Awards :

    Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the President of Pakistan & Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor in film 'Lal Aandhi' (1979)

  • Zodiac:

    Taurus

  • Started Career:

    Qureshi started his professional career working for Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in the early 1960s

  • Born
  • Date:

    11 May 1938

  • Place:

    Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan

  • Family
  • Ethnicity:

    Sindhi

  • Spouse:

    Rubina Qureshi

  • Children:

    Aamir Qureshi

  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Actor

  • Years active :

    1967– present

  • TV shows:

    Zeenat Bint-e-Sakina Hazir Ho

About

Mustafa Qureshi giving Interview
Mustafa Qureshi giving Interview

Early Career

Mustafa Qureshi Amaizing Actor
Mustafa Qureshi Amaizing Actor
Qureshi started his professional career working for Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad, in the early 1960s. One day he went to see the shooting of the film Aag Ka Darya (1966) and was spotted by cameraman and future film director Raza Mir and asked to act as a villain in his upcoming film Laakhon Mein Ek (1967). Qureshi initially could not see himself becoming an actor, So he had to be convinced by Mir. Eventually Qureshi agreed to do the film. As of 2016, his film career has spanned 45 years.

Film Career

Mustafa Qureshi
Mustafa Qureshi
Mustafa Qureshi is a Pakistani film actor. He mainly used to work in Punjabi films, and these films gave him a huge amount of success and fame. His most popular role was as the villain Noori Nat, in the film Maulajut. He became an icon after that role, and went on to do several similar roles later on.[3] He mainly used to work - Punjabi films His first movie was Lakhon Mei Aik, released in the early 1970s. He was a villain. Some of his movies include Hong Kong Ke Sholay, Nag Devta, Angaray, Soha Jora, Hitlar, Basanti, Suhagan, Chief Sahib, Mummy, Jeeva, Loha, Shadmani, Aag hi Aag, Choron Ka Baadshah and Jeedar. Apart from acting, Mustafa is also a very vocal supporter of the Pakistan People's Party. He has also worked personally with the late Benazir Bhutto. Having enjoyed success on almost all fronts, it can be safely said that Mustafa Qureshi was one of the legends of the Pakistani cinema. [4] His first movie was - Lakhon Mei Aik

Filmography

Mustafa Qureshi as Villian
Mustafa Qureshi as Villian
  • 2008 Basanti. Suhagan.
  • 2007 Soha Jora.
  • 2000 Angaray.
  • 1996 Chief Sahib. Mummy. Jeeva
  • 1995 Sargam. Chaahat.
  • 1992 Nag Devta.
  • 1991 International Gorillay. Loha. Shadmani
  • 1988 Aag Hi Aag. Choron Ka Badshah.
  • 1985 Hong Kong Key Sholay.
  • 1984 Sholay. [5] His iconic role as the - villain Noori Nat

Awards

Mustafa Qureshi in Medina
Mustafa Qureshi in Medina
  • Pride of Performance Award in 1988 by the President of Pakistan
  • Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor in film 'Lal Aandhi' (1979)

Achievements

At an “evening with Mustafa Qureshi and Rubeena Qureshi” organised by Radio Pakistan at the Sindh Museum on Saturday night, speakers praised the new tradition of paying tribute to great people during their lifetime for their achievements. A book on banjo player Bilawal Belgium was launched on the occasion. It has been co-authored by Radio Pakistan Hyderabad’s station director Naseer Mirza and Mohammad Aziz, a banjo player.Speaker Sindh Assembly Nisar Khuhro said the artiste couple belonged to Sindh but their art was recognised the world over because art had no boundaries. They are Sindh’s pride. He said Rubeena’s songs were appreciated also in foreign countries. Mustafa and Rubeena were lucky to have each other. He praised their contribution to performing arts and lauded Radio Pakistan for taking the initiative to introduce the new tradition.[6] He said Rubeena’s songs ---   were appreciated

Personal opinion

He said that while he worked mostly in Punjab but his soul lived in Sindh. Wealthy families of Sindh should invest in making Sindhi films, he said, adding that melody had the power to melt down even the callous of callous hearts. He said such gatherings helped encourage artistes and the tradition must continue. He owed a great deal to Radio Pakistan which took him to fame, he said.Artistes’ services were usually acknowledged after their death but it was a good tradition that they were receiving appreciation in their lives, he said. He called for increasing remuneration of Radio Pakistan’s artistes.[7] He called for increasing - remuneration of Radio


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