Umer Sharif Biography, Life Achievements and Health Update

Muhammad Umer Sharif was born on April 19, 1955, in Karachi. He is the famous Pakistani Comedian, actor and director. He is considered as one of the appreciable comedians in Pakistan also known as “The king of comedy’’.

Umer Sharif Biography, Life Achievements and Health Update

At the age of 14, He started his career as a stage performer, stage name Umer Zarif, he afterwards renamed the show as Umer Sharif, the first show of his career.

About Married Life

Umer Sharif married thrice, giving divorce to his first wife, married to Shakila Qureshi (co-star), again married to Zareen Ghazal in 2005 and she’s still her wife.

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Stage Shows

His most popular comedy stage plays were 1989’s ‘’Bakra Qiston Pe’’ and ‘’Buddha Ghar Pe Hai’’. He became famous when he started to record his stage plays in videotapes. His first stage plays on video were, Yes Sir Eid and No Sir Eid.

He begins hosting his night show ‘’The Shareef show’ ’on Geo Tv in October 2009, interviewed actors, singers, and even politicians. He was also invited as a guest judge in the Indian stand-up comedy show ‘’The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’’.

Films and Dramas

He wrote around 55 Dramas. In all those 55 Dramas the most successful program is ‘’Bakra Qiston Pe’’. He wrote this drama in just two days and get most of the fame around the world. Mr. Sharif Hosted one reality show ‘’The Shareef Show’’ (2009) and around five films named; 

  1. Hisab (1986)
  2. Kundan (1987)
  3. Mr.420 (1992)
  4. Khandan (1994)
  5. Laat Sahb (1994)

Sharif Welfare Trust

Umer Sharif Welfare trust was formed in October 2009. His goal was to provide health services free of cost to needy people.


In 1992 he received National awards for Best Director and Actor for the film Mr. 420. He received three Graduate Awards and ten Nigar Awards. He is popular to achieve four Nigar awards in a year. He has also received Tamgha-e-Imtiaz for his contributions as a comedian.

Health Update

Umer Sharif Biography, Life Achievements and Health Update

From the past four years he’s been hospitalized, some of the rumors said, he has a ‘’Chest Infection’’ or ‘’Ovarian Cancer’’, but on Monday 13 September 2021, His son Jawaid tweeted that his father (Muhammad Umer Sharif) is suffering from heart disease and his heart condition is worsening and soon he will sustain an open-heart surgery. 

He also said that his father is not able to recognize anyone, even in consciousness. The Prime minister has also sent him the visa to fly foreign for better treatment.

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