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Ahmed Ali Akbar
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Born (1986-09-29) 29 September 1986 (age 37)
Occupation Actor, singer
Years active 1988–present

Ahmed Ali Akbar (Urdu: احمد علی اکبر) is a Pakistani actor. He marked his television debut at the age of thirteen on PTV's drama Stop Watch. He guest-starred in his film debut with the 2013 film Siyaah and started his professional television career in 2014, since then he has appeared in several television series. He won Lux Style Awards for Best Film Actor for Laal Kabootar. He is known for Parizaad, Ehd- E-Wafa, and Yeh Raha Dil.

Personal life

Ali was born in Rawalpindi to Pakistani tennis coach Muhammad Ali Akbar. Ali played tennis on a national level before pursuing his film career. He also played cricket and football at club level. At one point he wanted to go into professional cricket but abandoned the option because of nepotism.


He marked his television career at the age of thirteen on PTV's drama Stop Watch, after which he was singing for a progressive rock band, the Islamabad-based Nafs for some ten years before going back into acting on some friend's advice, in a play written by Osman Khalid Butt. Ali made his stage debut in 2008 and received critical appraisal for his work.

He guest starred in his 2013 debut film Siyaah and started his professional television career in 2014, as a lead actor in the drama Shehr-e-Ajnabi.

He then grabbed one of the leading roles in Parchi, in 2018, which was well received at the box-office. He also directed the stunts for the film.

In 2019 he starred in Laal Kabootar, a crime-thriller movie set in Karachi, which is also music video director Kamal Khan's first feature film, sharing the screen with Mansha Pasha and Ali Kazmi, and which was well received by the critics. In 2019 he also worked for drama serial Ehd-e-Wafa which was ISPR's presentation and aired on PTV Home and Hum TV


dagger Denotes films / dramas that have not released yet


Year Play Additional notes
2012 The Taming of the Shrew as Tranio
2014 Grease as Danny Zuko


Year Title Role Director Additional notes
2013 Siyaah Faadi Azfar Jafri Cameo
2015 Karachi se Lahore Sam Wajahat Rauf
2016 Ho Mann Jahan Asim Raza Cameo
2016 Lahore Se Aagey Sam Wajahat Rauf Cameo
2018 Parchi Saqlain Azfar Jafri
2019 Laal Kabootar Adeel Nawaz Kamal Khan Best Actor Award at South Asian Film Festival.
2019 Heer Maan Ja Policeman Azfar Jafri Special Appearance
2019 Parey Hut Love Asim Raza cameo


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Stop Watch Debut
2013 Burka Avenger Peon (voice) Animated Play
2014 Shehr-e-Ajnabi Haris
Dusri Bivi Aamir
2015 Ishq Parast Hamza
Guzaarish Zain
Nazo Habeel
Paiwand Hassam
2016 Mera Yaar Miladay Fahad
2017 Munkir Gulraiz
Yeh Raha Dil Zaki Nominated-Hum Award for Best on-screen couple along with Yumna Zaidi
Phir Wohi Mohabbat Waleed
2018 Tajdeed e Wafa Arsal
2019 Ehd E Wafa Sheheryar
2021 Parizaad Parizaad
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