Among the numerous talented comedians in Pakistan’s comedy industry, everyone remembers one name: “Umer Sharif.” Umer Sharif has elevated humor to a level unmatched by anybody else. He set the standard for theatrical performances and is renowned throughout the world for his excellent comic timing.
Umer Sharif entered the field to be the best at what he does, and he accomplished that goal relatively simply. Nobody can match his comic timing, and he even introduced some fresh faces to the industry, who did not disappoint Umer Sharif with their performance.
He is well-known for his stage performances such as ‘Bakra Qistoon Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Ha.’
Umer Sharif, who lived across the border in India, was well-known and was frequently invited to judge comedy acts. Umer Sharif has also developed a sizable fan base there; indeed, some of India’s most illustrious comic artists adore Umer Sharif for his excellent comedy.
Umer Sharif was born in Liaqautabad, Karachi, to an Urdu-speaking family. He began his trip at the tender age of 14 and started his stage career there. He entered the theatre under the name Umer Sharif, which he later retained and used.
He gained the most of his popularity through his performances, where he became well-known. During that era, he became a popular figure because he recorded his stage presentations and rented them out, much as movies did.
Sir Eid and No Sir Eid were the first stage performances to be filmed. His stage performances were also popular in India, and several celebrities remarked that they “learned a great deal from his stage performances.” He also directed a few films. Hissb, Kundan, but he is best recognized for his work in “Mr.420,” for which he received praise from veteran actors.
Family & Marriage
Umer Sharif’s marriage was unique, and he experienced significant ups and downs throughout that period. The actor married three times throughout his life. He had three children with his first wife, Deeba Omer, including two sons, Jawad Omer and Fawad Omer, and one daughter, Hira Omer. Jawad Omer, too, attempted to succeed in the showbiz sector but fell short.
Umer then married actress, Shakeela Qureshi. However, the marriage did not work out and ended in divorce. After a few years, Umer Sharif married her stage co-star Zareen Ghazal once more.
From Stage To Television: A Professional’s Life
The Umer Sharif’s voyage is captivating in every sense. His walk from stage to television looks incredible. Umer Sharif began his television career in 2009, hosting a late-night discussion program called ‘The Shareef Show .’ He interviewed celebrities, politicians, and several Pakistani personalities. He was also invited to various award presentations, including the Zee Cinema Awards, where he performed in front of thousands of audience members, including Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachan. Umer Sharif was twice selected to judge the finals of India’s most famous laughter competition show, “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge,” where several Pakistani comedians competed.
Speaking of his accomplishments, he also stole the night and walked away with a slew of prestigious trophies. Mr. 420 earned Umer Sharif National Awards for Best Director and Best Actor in 1992.
Additionally, he has 10 Nigari Awards and is the only person to have gotten four Nigar Awards in the same year. Additionally, he was the recipient of three Graduate Awards. Sharif is also a Tamgha-e-Imtiaz laureate.
The People’s Love
Umer Sharif was not only a gifted comic but also a model citizen. While establishing a name for himself, he considered others and formed the Umer Sharif Welfare Trust. Umer Sharif came out and expressed his intention to develop it as a “state-of-the-art health clinic that gives free services.”
Illness and Demise
On September 10th, 2021, Waseem Badami shared a video of Umer Sharif pleading with Pakistan’s Prime Minister for cancer treatment abroad. When the film was released, some celebrities, including Daler Mehdi, Johnny Lever, and other Pakistani celebrities, petitioned Prime Minister Imran Khan for assistance.
On September 16th, the government awarded him a US visa for treatment in addition to the 40 million rupees sanctioned for the treatment. However, on October 2nd, Umer Sharif died in Germany. Umer Sharif has left us with a wealth of pleasant memories, laughter, and unforgettable experiences. He left a legacy as the “King of Comedy.” Without a doubt, Umer Sharif is one of the best comedians on the entire Indian Subcontinent. He was also dubbed “The God Of Asian Comedy” by famous Indian comedians like Johnny Lever and Raju Srivastav.