The 68th birth anniversary of veteran actor and comedian Moin Akhtar is being celebrated on Monday.
Born on December 24, 1950, the legendary actor entered the entertainment world while in his teens in 1966. He did a parody of famous film actor Muhammad Ali at an award show, which is considered to be the event where he grabbed the attention of a larger audience.
He was also known for his unmatched etiquette and could also speak different languages, including English, Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, Pashto, Balochi, Gujarati and Hindi, fluently.
Iconic Bollywood film stars Dilip Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan liked him for his versatility and mastery. He also worked in a few films but returned to the smaller screen.
TV plays, including Rozi, Eid Train, Family 93, Half Plate and Sach Much, were few of the many super hit programs he starred in.
Regarded as one of the greatest actors in Pakistan, Akhtar also won the Pride of Performance award besides many other accolades.
He died on April 22 in 2011, following a cardiac arrest, and was laid to rest in Model Colony graveyard in Karachi.