Azfar Ali is a famous director TV actor from Karachi who has directed many successful shows and dramas. Another aspect of his life was his marriages and divorce, this dedicated biography will reveal all these details from first sitcom to his first wife.
The Karachi based celebrity has worked in the showbiz industry as a music director, as a radio host and then as a successful actor at a young age yet no wikipedia profile is available for him.
Details of early life & family of Azfar Ali are not known except that he spent his life in the metropolitan city of Karachi. After completing his early education & schooling he left for US and UK for professional studies.
Details about his parent, brother and sisters are not known.
Azfar started his career at combined productions and then joined Editing Network Television Marketing (NTM) which was Pakistan’s first private channel.
He was the associate director of a famous show ‘Music Channel Charts’ which is considered a milestone during Pakistan pop music culture. It was the show which helped Pakistani bands and singers to reach mass audience.
His next show was Video Countdown which was also a success with more than 150 episodes. He also directed many drama serials such as Jaal, Jo Baat Ghar Mei Hai and telefilm Daira.
Jaal was first Pakistani soap & Jo Baat Ghar Mei Hai was the first soap opera of Geo TV. This reveals what contribution Azfar Ali made to Pakistan’s entertainment industry.
Azfar Mani Show:
Though Azfar was known as a director among the entertainment industry but he came a public figure through his radio show ‘Azfar Mani’ Show which was the first Pakistani candid radio show.
The show was hosted on FM96 from 12 – 2 PM and was an instant hit among the young generation. In one show they announced a meet up at Dolmen Mall and the next day more than a thousand fans were there to meet these celebrities.
When the show ended due to PEMRA some fans even protested outside the building where FM96 was located.
Sub Set Hai:
The biggest contribution and success for Azfar Ali was his sitcom ‘Sub Set Hai’ which not only he directed but also worked as an actor. His humour skills become an instant hit which introduced many slang words from Karachi such as topi, dhakan & burger.
The famous cast & characters of the sitcom were Azfar Ali, Maani, Adnan Shah & Salma Hassan.
Later he directed one of the most successful sitcom Main Aur Tum which became a bench mark in comedy. His other popular ventures include Dreamers & Light On Hai. He is also known for his theatre shows.
Marriages & Divorce:
The wedding of Azfar and Salma Hassan was not a surprise to the industry as they both worked together in ‘Sub Set Hai’ what shocked everyone was their divorce after 9 years of successful marriage.
Salma gave birth to a daughter which the couple named Fatima, she claims she was unaware when the affair of Azfar started with another TV actress Naveen Waqar.
When Azfar decided to marry Naveen as her second wife things started to became problematic. Finally the couple decided to get divorce.
Azfar Ali & Naveen also appeared in ‘Uff Meri Family’ which was a sitcom aired on HUM TV.
In 2015 Azfar revealed that they are separated and getting divorce. It was another shock was his fans as the girl for which he ended his first marriage is getting divorce from him.