The 22nd death anniversary of a renowned Pakistani film actor, Sudhir is being observed today (Jan 19). Shah Zaman Khan Afridi better known as Sudhir or Lala Sudhir (older brother in Pushto language) was a Pakistani film actor, director and producer. Sudhir was a highly respected film personality. He is known as the first action hero of Pakistani cinema. His film roles symbolized valour and bravery.
Sudhir was born in 1922 at Lahore. He began his career by doing a role in Bollywood film (India) named as Farz in 1947. In 1954, Sassi was the first ever Urdu film to celebrate a Golden Jubilee. Dulla Bhatti (1956), Mahi Munda (1956) and Yakke Wali (1957) were the highest grossing Punjabi films of the time. Sudhir was the hero of film Baghi (1956), the first Pakistani film to be shown in China.
He was awarded by Nigar Awards in 1970, 1974, 1981 and Best Actor Award for film Lottery as well as Special Award for 30 years of excellence.
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17 November, 2019