A trip down the memory lane. We attempt to recall and relive some of the most momentous performances of an extraordinary man. Moin Akhtar graced our TV screens for over forty years. With a larger than life presence, he owned every stage he stepped on to and every role he ever played.
When we met Moin Akhtar
On December 24, 1950, a star dropped from the night sky and went on to light up the lives of people. He put smiles on our faces and overwhelmed our minds and hearts with emotions. It’s been seven years since a cardiac arrest snuffed his light and left many mourning over his untimely demise .
Moin Akhtar started his acting career playing ‘Shylock’ in the theatre play The Merchant of Venice when he was 13 years old. He made his debut on the TV screen through a Variety Show held on PTV. But it was his stand-up act on the Zia Moueiddin show that propelled his rise to fame. Some of his most well known dramas and shows are Rozi, Showtime, Loose Talk, Half Plate, Fifty Fifty and Bakra Qiston Par.
Apart from his work on television, Moin Akhtar also acted in a few films including Mr. Tabedar and Tum sa Nahin Dekha. He was awarded the Pride of Performance in recognition of his talent.
More widely known as a comedian, Moin Akhtar was so much more; he loved to sing and write, and was always ready to help those in need. An amazing actor, comedian, impersonator, host and an even wonderful father, friend and husband; he was a remarkable man who is fondly remembered as ‘the best star in a night sky’, ‘an icon’ and ‘a master performer’ by those who knew him and hugely missed by all.
His death left the nation shell-shocked and in tears. The world had lost a star; or maybe it had returned home.