Umer Sharif (Artist)

Disclaimer: As an encyclopedia, pakpedia.pk's articles contains shared information which has collected from different sources and people. We welcome everyone for corrections and updates, Thank you.
Article Upload Date: Thu 20 Jun 2019

Umer Sharif is a Pakistani stand-up comedian, stage, film and television actor, writer, director and producer. His original name is Muhammad Umer, however he changed that to Umer Zarif when he joined the theater and later changed that to Umer Sharif. He rose to fame due to his work on stage and his stage shows are considered among the most popular in Pakistan. He started his showbiz career from Karachi as stage performer at the age of 14. He started at parties with his friends as background musicians. Some of them now live in the United States.[1] He rose to fame due to - his work

Title Description
Personal
Name: Umer Sharif
In Urdu : عمر شریف
Famous As: Comedian
Other Names: Omer Sharif, Mohammed Omer, King of Comedy
Nationality: Pakistan
Residence: Liaquatabad, Karachi, Pakistan
Religion: Islam
Profession: Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Composer, Author, Poet
Other names: Omer Sharif Mohammed Omer King of Comedy
Height: 1.73 m
Website: https://twitter.com/shariifumer?lang=en
Awards : Tamgha-e-Imtiaz and So Many Others
Born
Date: 1955
Age : 62
Place: Liaquatabad, Karachi, Pakistan
Family
Spouse: Zareen Ghazal (2005–present)
Career
Occupation(s): Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Composer, Author, Poet
Started his career: 1974, when at age 14
Achievements: 2 National Awards in 1992 for Mr.420 & 10 Nigar Awards & 3 Graduate Awards & 4 Awami Awards & International Emirates Award in Dubai
Working Fields: Works for stage & Works for film & Works as a producer & As a Comedian & Comparing & As a music director & As a dialogue writer & As a music director & As a poet


About

Umer Sharif live in show

Umer Sharif live in show

Career

Umer Sharif in Zee Awards

Umer Sharif in Zee Awards

Born in an Urdu speaking family from Aligarh, British India, Sharif became one of the most well known stage performers in Pakistan after his extremely popular 1989 comedy stage plays Bakra Qistoon Pay and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai. In both he starred with another comedy legend Moin Akhter. Much of the success comes from the fact that he started to record his shows and the videos were rented out. Yes Sir Eid, No Sir Eid, followed by Bakra Qistoon Pay were the first stage shows to come out on video.[2] Sharif became stage -   performers He is known in South Asia as the King of Comedy. He was rated as best comedian ever by Indian audiences. Indian comedy kings Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastava have called him the God Of Asian Comedy on the Indian comedy show "Comedy Circus". In India his videos are released by Music Track and are sold at premium prices across all stores. Bakra Qistoon Pay is considered by critics in India & Pakistan to be the show that made stage plays what they are today in Pakistan. Before the advent of Bakra Qistoon Pay majority stage shows in Pakistan used to be classy with rather poetic dialogs. After Bakra Qistoon Pay (Goat on installments) stage shows became a vibrant, majorly comical (and often gritty) part of the Pakistani culture. It has also sparked many sequels. He has also produced films like Mr. 420, Mr. Charlie, Miss Fitna, etc. The popularity of Bakra Qistoon Pay also crossed the border into India as well and Umer Sharif became a famous name in India as well.[3] The popularity Bakra - Qistoon Pay

King of Comedy

Umer Sharif at Stage

Umer Sharif at Stage

He is known in the Hindi,Urdu,Punjabi and other South Asian belt as the King of Comedy. He was rated as best comedian ever even by Indian audiences. Indian comedy kings Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastava have called him the God Of Asian Comedy on the Indian comedy show " Comedy Circus". In India his videos are released by Music Track and are sold at premium prices across all stores.He also was a judge in the famous Indian comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge along with Siddu and Shekar Suman. Umer Sharif does his own show, on Geo TV called, "The Sharif Show," where he interviews a variety of actors, actresses, entertainers of all kinds as well musicians. Also from time to time, Sharif is seen as Masters of Ceremonies for various important events.[4] He also judge Laughter - Challenge

Popularity in South Asia

Umer Shareef Popularity in South Asia

Umer Shareef Popularity in South Asia

Umar Sharif is no doubt one of the most phenomenal artist with his speedy brain that works and respond hilariously well, this has arouse his popularity across border in India and Bangladesh where people can get the charm of his jokes in either Urdu and Punjabi. His mimicry has been making people burst out in laughter. His presence in the Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2006-07 Finale was made as a chief guest to motivate and polish the young talent, there he was also praised by the judges Shekhar Suman (Actor, Singer, Host) and Navjod Singh Sindu (Former Cricketer). Sidhu in his praises portrayed Umer as a living legend on earth, while Shekhar touched the heart with a deep line in his typical style which goes like this App institutions ke bhi instituion hain meaning Umer Shareef himself is an institution and mentor for all the other renowned institutions who are polishing the upcoming talents. [5] Umar Sharif is no doubt one of the most phenomenal

MAA Hospital

Organised by Omer Sharif Welfare Trust

Organised by Omer Sharif Welfare Trust

The Maa Hospital is a charitable health centre organised by Omer Sharif Welfare Trust for providing efficient modern health service for people wherever needed specially for the Art community of Pakistan. A group of people with a history of providing diverse social services joined hand in 2006 to established the Omer Sharif Welfare Trust. From this forum, members will work towards state of the art health centre that provides services free of cost.[6] The Maa Hospital is a charitable health centre

A play for Pakistans 50 year celebration

Umer Shareef with Akshay Kumar

Umer Shareef with Akshay Kumar

At the occasion of completion of 50 years of Pakistan's independence, he performed a play "Umer Sharif Haazir Ho". In this play every one (from every occupation) was called in the Court and a question was asked to each of them that what have they done for Pakistan in the past 50 years. Because of this play, the Lawyer's Association stated a case against him.[7] At the occasion of completion ------------   of 50 years

Achievements

Umer Sharif

Umer Sharif

Awards

Umer Sharif

Umer Sharif

  • Best Director and Best Actor National Awards in 1992 for Mr. 420
  • Ten (10) Nigar Awards - He is the only one to receive 4 Nigar Awards in a single year
  • Three (3) Graduate Awards
  • Best Drama Writer
  • Best Actor
  • Best Director
  • Four (4) qaumi awards
  • Best Stage Actor (1984)
  • Best Stage Director (1988)
  • Cassette Melody Awards
  • Best Award for Hat trick in Audio Cassettes
  • One (1) International Emirates Award in Dubai
  • National Defence College Pakistan Shield
  • Two (2) Bolan Awards
  • Musavir Award
  • Chicago Award (1992)
  • Award in Los Angeles (1996)
  • Waheed Murad Award
  • Trend Changer Award from Karachi in 1993
  • Lahore Press Club Award for Excellent Performance, 1996
  • Jang Akhbar Award
  • Khabrain Award
  • Sadaaqat News Paper Award
  • Award from Allama Iqbal Medical College

Television

Umer Sharif

Umer Sharif

  • Umer Sharif vs. Umer Sharif
  • Koi Hay Jo Hamain Hasa-ay
  • Fifty-Fifty
  • Parda na uthao
  • The Shareef Show
  • Female Ki E-mail
  • Mr Charlie In Karachi
  • one day eid

Films

Umer Sharif Family Photo

Umer Sharif Family Photo

  • Hisaab (1986)
  • Kundan
  • Aag he Aag
  • Aawargi
  • Dushmano Kay Dushman
  • Barood Ki Chaaon
  • Jhutay Raees
  • Chupay Rustam
  • Laad Sahab
  • Khotay Sikkay
  • Rani Beti Raj Karay Ge
  • Aik Ko Das Numbari
  • Nehla Dehla
  • Duniya Meri Jaib Mein
  • Danda Peer
  • Behrupia
  • Sahab Bibi Aur Tawaif
  • Hathkari
  • Mehelay Daar
  • Buth Shikan
  • Muskurahat
  • Mastana Mahi
  • Actor
  • Phool
  • Mr. 420
  • Mr. Charlie (1992)

Stage shows

Umer Sharif

Umer Sharif

  • Bakra Qistoon Pay
  • Bakra Qistoon Pay Part 2
  • Bakra Qistoon Pay Part 3
  • Bakra Qistoon Pay Part 4
  • Yeah Hai Naya Tamasha
  • One Day Eid Match
  • Yes Sir Eid, No Sir Eid
  • Aao Sach Bolein
  • Tera Bakra Mera Qasai
  • Nayee Ammi Purana Abba
  • Dulhan Main Le Jaonga
  • Eid Tere Naam
  • Samad Bond 007
  • Umer Sharif in Jungle
  • Hum Sey Milo
  • Flight 420
  • Eid Aashiqon Ki