To bring a smile on someone’s face is the most difficult task, and surely no one does it better than Ismail Tara.
Ismail Tara became most popular for his versatile comical acting in the PTV’s famous comedy show ‘Fifty-Fifty’. Ismail used to mimic western actors, like Larry King and Micheal Jackson and sometimes his skits were a pure satirical comedy on the social issues and current affairs of 80’s.
Ismail Tara also proved his mettle in the genres of theatre, film and drama. He is a man with very keen observation and that was clearly shown in his satirical skits in Fifty Fifty. This serial won a special award of Appreciation in 2005 also.
Ismail Tara has also worked in a number of movies and was featured as a comedian in them. His famous movies include ‘Haathi Meray Saathi’ (1993), ‘Munda Bigra Jaye’ (1995) and ‘Chief Sahab’ (1996). During the time when he was doing movies, he did not completely leave the small screen and appeared on T.V on and off.
Ismail Tara worked with Hum TV, is ‘One way ticket’ in 2012 in which he acted as a retired army officer, and ‘Yeh Zindagi Ha’ on Geo TV. He has won Nigar Award five times in the category of Best Comedian for Haathi Mere Saathi, Aakhri Mujra, Munda Bigra Jaye, Chief Sahib and Deewarein. He was also nominated for the Best Actor Sitcom in a Leading Role in the 1st Indus Drama Awards for the Comedy Series Fifty Fifty.