Moin Akhtar’s 71st Birthday 2021

    Moin Akhtar’s 71st Birthday 2021

    Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Lahore, Pakistan-based guest artist Hazem Asif, celebrates the 71st birthday of Pakistani entertainment icon Moin Akhtar. A champion of everyday people, Akhtar is widely regarded as one of Pakistan’s greatest comedic actors.

    Moin Akhtar was born in Karachi, Pakistan on this day in 1950. He began his stage career at 16 years old and quickly became known for his masterful impersonations and side-splitting skits. After a breakout 1966 appearance on a popular Pakistani talk show, Akhtar became a household name.

    Akhtar mastered several languages—English, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memoni, Pashto, Gujarati, and Bengali—and comedic delivery in each. This dedication to his wide-ranging craft fueled the steady success of a four-decade career on both stage and television. As versatile as he was funny, Akhter reached even higher levels of prestige with his performance as the woman protagonist in “Rosy,” widely regarded as one of Pakistani TV’s most successful productions.

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