Famous Screenwriters from Pakistan

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

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  • Ahmad Nadeem Qasimi
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    Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (Urdu: احمد ندیم قاسمی‎) born Ahmad Shah Awan (Urdu: احمد شاہ اعوان‎) on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguished by its humanism, and his Urdu afsana (short story) work is considered by some second only to Munshi Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 89 (1916-2006)
    • Birthplace: Anga, Punjab
    • Age: 41
    • Birthplace: Bahawalnagar, Pakistan, Eurasia, Bahawalnagar District, Punjab
  • Anwar Maqsood Hameedi
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    Anwar Maqsood Hameedi (Urdu: انور مقصود حمیدی) popularly known as Anwar Maqsood is a Pakistani scriptwriter, television host, satirist, humorist, and infrequent actor. He is well known for his drama write-ups for Pakistan Television Corporation in the late 1970s and 1980s.
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: Hyderabad State
  • Asif Noorani
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    Asif Noorani (Urdu: آصف نورانی‎; born 1942) is a Pakistani newspaper and television writer.
    • Age: 81
    • Birthplace: Mumbai, India
  • Ayub Khan Din (born 1961) is a British Pakistani actor who played Sammy in Hanif Kureishi's film Sammy and Rosie Get Laid in (1987) and wrote the BAFTA, BIFA and London Film Critics Circle award-winning film East Is East, based on the original 1996 play that was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1998. In 2008 his comedy play Rafta, Rafta... won the Olivier Award that year. He also wrote the film sequel West Is West released in 2010. He also created the television series Ackley Bridge, which debuted in 2017.
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Chetan Anand
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    Chetan Anand (3 January 1921 – 6 July 1997) was a Hindi film producer, screenwriter and director from India, whose debut film, Neecha Nagar, was awarded the Grand Prix Prize (Now Golden Palm) at the first ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946. Later he co-founded Navketan Films with his younger brother Dev Anand in 1949.He was the eldest brother of the Anand family as he was the elder brother to Hindi film actor-directors, Dev Anand and Vijay Anand. His younger sister, Sheel Kanta Kapur, is the mother of Hindi and English film director Shekhar Kapur.
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1921-1997)
    • Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan