Umer Shareef

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Umer Shareef
Native name عمر شریف
Born April 19, 1945. (age 65)
Karachi, Pakistan
Other names Omer Sharif
Mohammed Omer
King of Comedy
Occupation Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Composer, Author, Poet[1]
Spouse(s) Zareen Ghazal (2005–present)
Awards Tamgha-e-Imtiaz

Umer Shareef, TI, also spelled Omer Sharif, is a Pakistani stand-up comedian and stage, film, and television actor.


Sharif was born in Liaquatabad, Karachi on April 19, 1955 as Mohammad Umer.[2][3] (He changed his name to Omer Sharif when he joined the theater).

Sharif was a guest judge for one of the episodes of the Indian comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, alongside Navjot Singh Siddhu and Shekhar Suman. Sharif also hosts The Sharif Show, where he interviews film and television actors, entertainers, musicians, and politicians. He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for local and overseas events[example needed].[4]

For the 50-year anniversary of Pakistan's independence, Sharif performed a play called Umer Sharif Haazir Ho. In the play, a representative from every occupation was called into court and asked what they had done for Pakistan in the past 50 years. The Lawyer's Association stated a case against Sharif as a result.[5]


In 2006, the Omer Sharif Welfare Trust was formed with the stated goal of creating a "state of the art health center that provides services free of cost."[6]


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  4. ^ "Pashto Cinema". Retrieved 16 November 2014.
  5. ^ Biography - Omer Sharif Archived 11 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ MAA Hospital - Omer Sharif Welfare Trust

External links

  • Umer Sharif on IMDb

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