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List of notable or famous playwrights from Pakistan, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Pakistan and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Pakistan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Pakistani playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Pakistan is included when available.

List is made up of many different people, including Anwar Maqsood and Ayub Khan-Din.

This historic playwrights from Pakistan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Pakistani playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Pakistan?" These prominent playwrights of Pakistan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Pakistani playwrights.

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Abdul Hameed was an Urdu fiction writer from Pakistan, who wrote over two hundred books. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1928-2011)

Birthplace: Amritsar, India

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Anwar Maqsood Hameedi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Playwrights from Pakistan
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Anwar Maqsood Hameedi commonly known as Anwar Maqsood is a Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his artists write ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in late 1970s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Hyderabad State

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Ashfaq Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Pakistan
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Ashfaq Ahmed was a writer, playwright and broadcaster from Pakistan. He authored several books in Urdu. His works included novels, short stories and plays for television and radio. He was awarded President's Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz for meritorious services in the field of literature and broadcasting. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1925-2004)

Birthplace: Firozpur, India

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Ayub Khan Din is a British Pakistani actor and playwright. As an actor, Khan Din participated in some 20 British films and TV series in the late 1980s and the 1990s. He made his film debut in My Beautiful Laundrette, but is perhaps best known for the role of Sammy in Hanif Kureishi's Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and as one of the leading characters in the film Idiot from 1992. In the late 1990s, Kahn Din began writing plays, the first was East is East for the Royal Court Theatre, was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy. The play draws very much from Kahn-Din's own childhood in Salford, where he grew up in a large family with a British Pakistani father and a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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