Iftikhar Thakur


Iftikhar Thakur

In Pakistani Stage Drama, television and film industry, Iftikhar Thakur is a famous and notable person. He is a star comedian and actor. Iftikhar Thakur was born on July 30, 1962 in Mian Channu. He is known for his entertaining characters. Another name of Iftikhar Thakur is “Koki”. His real name is Iftikhar Ahmad. After joining theater, he adopted the name “Iftikhar Thakur”.


Before Pakistani stage drama, Iftikhar Thakur worked in a motor work shop. In 1993, he had hold mic for the first time in an event at Liaqat Bagh, Rawalpindi.

Stage Drama Career

In 2000, Iftikhar Thakur started his career properly as a stage drama comedian. He had performed in Lahore theater and got fame from his quality and entertaining work. After his few shows, he had got popularity due to his funny gestures, quick response and making different funny faces. In the beginning of his showbiz career, Iftikhar Thakur had got fame as a popular comedian of Pakistan.

Iftikhar Thakur worked with famous Pakistani stage drama comedians including Tariq Teddy, Nasim Vicky, Sohail Ahmed, Babbu Baraal, Hameed Babar, Amanat Chan and Nasir Chinyoti. He had performed in Urdu, Punjabi, Pothwari, Mirpuri, and many other languages.

The most popular stage drama shows of Iftikhar Thakur are:-

  • Chalak Totey
  • Muhabbat CNG

Television Career

After stage drama, he worked for Pakistan Television industry. Iftikhar Thakur performed in many serials. Some of famous serials are:-

  • Nizaam and Lahori Gate
  • Zero Zero Dedh Seven
  • Don No 1
  • Double Sawari
  • Larka Karachi Ka Kuri Lahore KI

Pakistani Stage Drama star comedian Iftikhar Thakur also directed many stage drama. His first drama as a director was “Roti Khol Diyo”.

Film Industry Career

Apart from stage drama comedian Iftikhar Thakur also has performed in various films or tele-films. He got popularity by his character “Aftab” in a Pakistani Tale-film named “Miki Kharo England”. In this film, he performed a role of Pakistani teenager who wants to marry a British girl.

Some of the films in which he performed are:-

  • One Two Ka One
  • Gulabo
  • Channa Sachi Muchi
  • Lafanga
  • Sawal 700 Crore Dollar Ka

GEO News

In 2010, a famous Pakistani stage drama comedian Iftikhar Thakur joined GEO News. He worked in political humour show named “Khabarnaak” along with senior stage drama comedian Amanullah Khan who played a role of simple village man named “Hakeem Sahib” in this show, discussion is being done on politics, current affairs in very funny style. After 3 years, Iftikhar Thakur left the GEO News due to some issues and joined another political satire of Dunya News.

Dunya News

After GEO News, Iftikhar Thakur joined Dunya News in 2013. Iftikhar Thakur joined political humour show named “Mazaaq Raat” which is hosted by Vasay Chaudhry. Iftikhar Thakur appears in different getups in this show like American Singer and Police SHO.

Another comedian Amanullah Khan played a role of Chacha Bashir in Mazaaq Raat. Famous politicians and showbiz celebrities are invited in this show. Vasay Chaudhry entertains guests and viewers with different segments like twenty twenty, Jogi Baba and S.H.O Afzal Nargoli.

In Mazaaq Raat, Iftikhar Thakur, Amanullah Khan and Qaiser Piya entertain guests with their Punjabi Juggats. Mazaaq Raat is aired every Monday to Wednesday at 11:03 pm on Dunya News.

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