Anwar Maqsood Hameedi was born on 7th September, 1935 in British India is mainly known for his scriptwriting. In Pakistani media, the name Anwar Maqsood is synonymous with entertainment. Displaying a gentle yet serious and wise face, his immense intelligence is perhaps portrayed in his witty remarks and answers. As one of Pakistan’s best loved compare writer, satirist, playwright and TV host; he depicts numerous other talents which make him a multi talented personality like no other.
For more than 35 years he has been entertaining his viewers, readers and fans. He got his education from Gulbarga Trust School Aurangabad; he began his career by hosting shows for PTV. Noticed for his humor and in depth grasp of various subjects he was presented with many opportunities. ‘Studio Dhai’, ‘Studio Ponayteen’ and ‘Sho Sha’ are among his earlier works. He has also written popular songs for the internationally recognized band named ‘Strings’ whose lead singer, Bilal Masood is his son. Anwar Maqsood has being painting for more than 30 years. He was a self taught artist before his fame as a scriptwriter.
‘Loose Talk’ is one of his most famous shows. Starring alongside another of Pakistan’s best humorist Moin Khan, Anwar Maqsood took the show to unparalleled heights in term of comedy shows. Moin Akhtar dresses up as influential personalities or just common people while Anwar quizzes him. The exchange between these two giants of humor is sure to crack everyone up. ‘Fifty Fifty’ is also another of his shows to receive wide spread recognition. ‘Hum Pai Jo Guzarti Hai’, ‘Majoo Mian’ and ‘Half Plate’ are also his enjoyable creations. He has been awarded with Pride of Performance Award in 1994, Hilal-e-Imtiaz in 2013, and Lifetime Achievement Honour at 4th Pakistan Medical Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award at Hum TV Awards ceremony.