ISLAMABAD: The 15th death anniversary of Pakistan’s renowned film, stage and TV actor Albela is being observed on Wednesday (today) who died in Lahore on July 17 in 2004.
Born in Gojra, Toba Tek Singh District Albela came to Lahore at a very young age to pursue a career in acting.
Albela had a long film career as a comedian but he did not achieve great success on the silver screen.
He was more popular as a stage actor. His first film was Rishtay released in 1963. He played a lead role in the film `Wardatia’ (1991) and some of his other films are `Badnam’, `Yaar Maar’, `Ishq Nachawe Gali Gali’, `Allah Ditta’, `Siren’, `International Luttairey,’ `Majhoo’, `Abdullah The Great’, `Hero’, and `Khandan’.
Albela’s biggest contribution was in the field of theatre. He performed in numerous stage shows and dramas.
He is recognised as one of the actors who transformed theatre, evolving the present commercial theatre.