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Saleem Nasir

Saleem Nasir (Urdu: سلیم ناصر) (1989–1944) was a Pakistani film and TV actor. He was born in Nagpur, India, with his experience in film and television acting, he developed mastery in artistic skills and built a career on based on his versatility. He did justice to every role that was offered to him especially his versatile [1] He also published his own entertainment magazine, TV Tempo and was leading force behind another magazine on vers


Born to an educated Urdu speaking family He had all the ingredients necessary to fulfill his ambition. He had a successful career in TV & Film.


  • Zaib-un-nisa was an enjoyable and sharp surprise. Other cast: Waheed Murad, Shamim Bataameez, Aaliya. Director, Fareed Ahmed
  • In Aangan Terha, Salim Nasir played the role of a servant, Akbar, who used to be a dancer, before being hired as a servant by a retired Civil servant, Shakeel, dubbed as Mehboob Ahmed. Other cast: Bushra Ansari, Shakeel, Arshad Mehmood. Director: Qaiser Farooq. Writer: Anwar Maqsood.The serial was winded up by the Martial Law administration pressure as the script written by Anwer Maqsood was indirectly criticizing the Army Rule during Late. Gen. Zia Era.
  • In Dastak, he played the role of a very austere and rigid lawyer. Other cast: Ayaz Naik, Shazia Akhtar, Qazi Wajid.
In view of his uncommon talent and magnetic personality, Salim Nasir was the guest in Anwar Maqsood's stage show, Silver Jubilee, in 1983.
  • In Yanaseeb Clinic he played the role of a director.
  • In Haseena Moin's classical 'Bandish' he played a complex character with shades of grey. Opposite Khalida Riyasat, Mahmood Masood, Talat Hussain and Zafar Masood. The serial was directed by Shirin Khan and Mohsin Ali.


He was honored with Pakistan's highest achievement award in the field of acting,'The President's Pride of Performance Award'.


At the age of 45 years, Nasir suffered a heart attack on 24 September 1989. On Thursday, October 19 he experienced signs of extreme heart congestion around noon. He was rushed to hospital but expired before any medical treatment could be provided.atilesTV Times
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