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Bushra Ansari


Bushra Ansari

Bushra Ansari
Lux Style Awards
Native name بشریٰ انصاری
Born Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Alma mater Lahore College for Women University
Occupation Actress, Singer, Producer, Writer, Model
Years active 1980–present
Parents Ahmad Bashir (father)

Bushra Ansari (Urdu: بشریٰ انصاری‎; PP), is a Pakistani television presenter, singer, actress, comedian, playwright, and author who started as a child performer in the 1960s and has remained a major TV personality for over four decades. She is now a Judge in Pakistan Idol.

Early life, education and family

Born in Karachi, Bushra Ansari is the daughter of journalist and writer Ahmad Bashir. Following studies with Lahore's Lady Griffin School, she completed intermediate education at Lahore College for Women University and received a B.A. from Rawalpindi's Viqar un Nisa College for Women in 1977.[1][2]



As a nine year old Ansari became a regular singer/performer on the PTV children's music show Kaliyon Kee Maala. Upon moving with her parents to Islamabad, she was selected by puppeteer Farooq Qaiser for his children's programme Kaliyaan, which featured the characters Uncle Sargam, Haiga, and Maasee Museebtay. Bushra voiced "Sharmeeli", the show's small lamb character, as well as providing singing voices for a number of the programme's other characters. Her first dramatic acting role was in one of Iqbal Ansari's productions and, in subsequent years, has appeared on PTV's shows, including Angan Terha, Show Time, Show Sha, Rang Tarang, Emergency Ward and the Saturday Night Live-styled sketch comedy TV series Fifty Fifty.

Writing and performing

Ansari has written drama serials and plays including Neeli Dhoop (her first script), Makaan and Kucch Dil nay Kaha. Her 2010 serial, Dil hai Chhota sa, produced by Geo TV under Iqbal Ansari's supervision, was the highest rated serial drama of that period, controversially dramatising the Islamic marriage custom Nikah Halala.[3]


  • Abhi Tau Main Jawan Hun


Year Serial Role Channel
1980-1980 Aangan Terha Jehan Ara Begum PTV
1980-1980 Fifty Fifty Shehnaz PTV
1981-1981 Show Time Host ATV
1981-1981 Rang Tarang Habiba PTV
1983-1983 Loose Talk Host ATV
1983-1983 Saturday Night Live Safia PTV
2009-2009 Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry Geo TV
2010-2010 Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry Geo TV
2011-2011 Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry Geo TV
2011-2011 Mera Naseeb Sabah Hum TV
2012-2012 Bilqees Kaur Bilqees Kaur Hum TV
2012-2012 Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat Saima Chaudry Geo TV
2012-2012 Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley Zakia Hum TV
2013-Present Bushra Bara Boor Bushra Hum TV

Awards and achievements

Ansari has won numerous awards, including the Pride of Performance Award in 1989 as well as presidential award from Pervez Musharraf and a Women's Achievement Award from Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. She has hosted the Geo TV Sunday television show Brunch with Bushra, which featured in depth personal conversations with personalities from sports, show business, and politics, with particularly wide publicity generated by her interview with political leadership figure Altaf Hussain. She has also won PTV Awards for Best Actress.[4] Bushra Ansari is also an accomplished actress and has won accolades at nearly every year's Lux Style Award. [5]


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Bushra Ansari Profile On

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