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Pushto film actor Badar Munir dies

October 11, 2008

I don’t know how many of you know him. I know him because he used to act (mostly) in Pushto movies. I am not a fan of Pushto movies at all. But he was an evergreen hero who used to act with Asif Khan, the father of Arbaaz Khan and Badar also had a hit pair with Musarat Shaheen. He can rightly be called the Sultan Rahi of Pushto cinema. This man could act for sure. I realized that when I watched his (serious and clean) black & white movie. Vulgarity had not dominated Pushto cinema then.

He also met with SRK once while the later was shooting for Duplicate in Mauratius. I will not use cliche words like his death is the loss of Pakistani cinema because by and large I am anti Pakistani movies. (Anyone could be the kind of work they have been doing). But yes, he would be remembered as a fine actor by those who appreciate clean and sensible entertainment.

LAHORE: Badar Munir, a renowned Pushto and Urdu film actor, has passed away in Lahore today (Saturday). He was 67.

He had been suffering from stroke for four years. Munir was brought to a private hospital with complaint of cardiac arrest in Lahore some two days back, where he passed away today.

Munir was born in Swat and belonged to Miankhel tribe. He made his debut in Pushto film, Yosuf Khan Sher Bano, which proved a big hit. His first film ‘Dulhan Aik Rat Ki’ as a here also set several new records.

Munir then acted in hundreds of Urdu and Pushto movies. He acted in 416 Pushto and Urdu films.

The Swat-born actor started his professional life as a rickshaw driver in Karachi. Later, he was employed by Chocolate hero Wahid Murad in his office from where he started his filmi career.

Pushto film actor Badar Munir dies

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  1. October 11, 2008 8:48 am

    despite the fact how much fan base he had or how much popularity he got. he was a history for pushto films. dont know if same thing is going to happen with pushto films as with punjabi fims after Sultan Rahi

  2. Asma permalink
    October 11, 2008 8:57 am

    Our film industry is not well projected at all. So no matter how talented they are, our actors are seldom recognised as good artists in known circles.

  3. Ayesha permalink
    October 11, 2008 9:00 am

    I think the industry is dead already. Most of them have moved to producing CD teleplays (that are almost like movies).

    And yes, when I say the industry is dead it is dead like look at an Urdu cinema and their movie titles:

    Haseena CNG
    Haseena Zero Meter
    Haseena Pre-Paid
    Haseena Unlimited

    😕 I don’t think there is any industry at all…

  4. Ayesha permalink
    October 11, 2008 9:03 am

    Asma, I agree there is no lack of talent but there is dearth of training and professionalism. If the actors (especially female) come into movies thinking that it could be their short cut to setting up their business of flesh trade… then I am afraid things can never improve.

    And producing one odd movie a year can never revive the cinema. Cinema owners and distributors these days are thriving on Indian movies.

  5. October 11, 2008 11:25 pm

    Strange as it may sound but I compare Pakistan Cinema of 1966-1985 with the Elizabethan period of English literature. It has not been understood properly at all.

    Death of Badar Munir is sad. It is like the end of an epoch. Somehow I had missed it in the news and learnt about it from this blog. Thanks.

  6. Ordinary Girl permalink
    October 13, 2008 8:55 am

    Wow! From a rickshaw driver to a film hero! He sure worked hard.

    May God bless his soul.

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  8. Patang permalink
    October 15, 2008 5:11 pm

    At least, he will be remembered by 40 million pashtoons. Because he was the best pashto film actor ever.

  9. October 15, 2008 5:15 pm

    hai i am a big fan of badar munir he is a great parsnilty and very good actor this is very big loss of film industry .our all faimly like this choclate hero; i prey for badar munir alha bakhshe.

  10. WASIM SHINWARI permalink
    December 1, 2008 9:12 pm


  11. ShirinZada Badar permalink
    December 19, 2008 9:48 am

    Head office Badar Lodge Murghzar Road Shagai Saidu Sharif Swat.
    Cell# 0300-5749917
    V wireless # 0946-623209
    E-mail add:

    Badar Munir is unforgettable actor of Pakistan. He would be the first actor of the world His majority movies will be released in the world with very important role.


    India is famous that it makes a lot of movies in the world. Hollywood has second position Pakistan has a 27 position in the movies making.

    Pakistan produces insufficient movies than other countries besides it Badar Munir is awardable hero.

    He played an actor role first Pashto movie in the Swat Mountains.

    He still releases good movies every year.

    He has been acting since above 40 years but he has appeared in 35 years old.
    In film industry he has never faced with any scandal.

    Now he is a big award holder in all Pakistan including Badar Munir is a well-known personality not only in Pakistan but also in Dubai, Afghanistan, Saudi-a-Arabistan, India and so on.

    People liked his acting with Asif Khan. Their double performance is limited in the world.

    Their double performance is above two hundred movies. He defeated all Pashto heroes.

    He acted as a prince,thieves,robber,blond,deet,stranger,pashtoon,Baluchi,Punjabi,in these films.

    Every producer has worked with him in a Pakistan, there is no such institute where it cannot follow his institution in that he considering every enemy as colleagues.

    Besides a lot of rewards Pakistani press owned unjustified way to him.

    Why his dignity agent introduced in international market.

    Therefore Badar Munir’s education was compulsory OR in addition he terminated from films industry due to Pakistani nationality.

    Repeated forced by government upon him suggested his reward and records as a nominated actor his authorities decreased and ignored.

    If instead of Badar Munir any other actor of any other country had these records and rewards he would be a well known actor his name would be brought into general view, his name would be recorded in the list of Guinness of the world book.
    Now it’s the time that respectfully requested to arrange an and able shows to the best actor to include his name in the list of in genes book of the world to bring his rewards into general view to know national and international people that Pakistan has a such a famous actor that acts as a hero from 36 years and present presidential award which he has deserved.

    In 2007 young, revolutionary, advisable, educated Director Liaqat Ali Khan’s “LEWANAY” film besides long silliness he has ensured by Army retired Colonel.

    Perhaps if Badar munir was not ill in film “LEWANAY” he would play in title role and give an A class business to the film.

    557 films of Badar munir are released from 1966 to 2007, 400 in Pashto 31 in Punjabi, 85 in Urdu, 11 in Sindhi and one in hindku languages.

    The number of colors films were 382, 144 were black & white 52 films were cinema scope. He was an actor as Hero with 53 heroines. He acted with Asif Khan in 203 films, 23 Urdu, 5 Punjabi one hindko and 114 Pashto. It was a world record of twine it was a unique record in the world.
    He acted with Niamat Sarhady in 314 films no one can make such record.

    Badar Munir’s six films got diamond jubilee, six films platinum jubilee, 18 films golden jubilee and 56 films silver jubilee rewards.200 films were in A class business and 101 films were in the B class business but unfortunately 140 films were flops.

    He acted as hero in 435 films in 67 films acted as central performance in 25 films acted as a guest and acted as title role in 156 films, salts also world record.

    1350 songs of the Badar Munir were picturise and 390 song were copulation, 793 songs were recorded by Khayal Muhammad sound and the reminder songs were recorded by Wisal Khayal , Anwar Khayal sounds.

    Sultan Rahi has 495 completed movies but Badar Munir has 527 completed films.

    People say that Sultan Rahi has acted additional films than Badar Munir.

    Now it is call of time to record his name Guinness book of world record.

    This demand of every Pakistani which are living Pakistan or out of the country.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Shirin Zada Badar

    All Pakistan Badar Munir Federation
    Saidu Sharif Swat.

    Cell# 0300-5749917

  12. Amir Butt permalink
    December 23, 2008 6:37 am

    Oh Nice,

    Mr. shirinzada i appritiated your efforts for The legend actor of pakistan Badar Munir.

    I realy salam to you .

  13. ShirinZada Badar permalink
    January 1, 2009 6:24 am

    Thank U very much Janab Amir Butt sahib i also salam to you and for your mukhlis friends .

    Happy new year wish to you and your family by heart.

    Thanx a lot.

    • fazal bahadur permalink
      April 24, 2010 8:46 am

      Shirin Zada Badar za kho ta na pejanam kho domra rata pata da che Badar
      Munir der kha actor wo mata kho ta agha histry bara k pata nishta kho domra ba zaror wam che Bada Munir der kha actor wo

  14. July 22, 2009 6:29 pm

    Really there is no like Badar, he was unique in his art, unfortunately not only all Pakistani media but also Pashto media neglected him when he was alive and after his death. Now when i want to have his some interviews from the record of diffirent even Pashto channels, i failed completely to get any one, and a I think that is the actual loss for all Pashtoons.

  15. Muhammad Afzal permalink
    October 7, 2009 6:18 am

    I pay my tribute on death annvery to Badar Munir Sahib for his work. He is a role model for all others who likes to achieve success in their lives.

    A Great Man…….

  16. December 3, 2009 11:27 pm

    Wow Badar Munir. We used to watch his movies when we were young. The fight and kill two people on one fire. His movies was awesome but full of fun. In old Pashto movies I really hate the heroine. They were too fat. But now they got nice talented heroes and heroine. Like. Jehangir Jani, Ajab khan and many more. My last movie was in 2006 when I went to cinema with my cousin in Peshawar.
    Badar Munir was a good actor and he did too much for Pashto films. We will miss him. May Allah bless him…

  17. Fazal Rahaman permalink
    January 16, 2010 7:38 am

    I am the big fan of the legend Badar Munir, we all proud of badar munir.

    He was a natural actor superstar of the world.

  18. August 17, 2010 1:26 pm

    badarmunir film

  19. July 11, 2011 1:36 am

    late Badar is the best actor in pushto
    i like badar sab

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