Shakeel, born on 29 May 1938 at Bhopal, British India, is a Pakistani television actor. His real name is Yousuf Kamal. He is best acknowledged for his roles in Uncle Urfi and Mehboob Ahmed in Aangan Terha. Shakeel has also acted in many Pakistani films as well as an English film, Butterflies are Free. He is also recognized for his philanthropic activities. He and his family moved to Karachi, Pakistan in 1952. Shakeel completed his primary education from an English medium school in prepartition India and a French missionary school in India. He made his first appearance in the film, Honehar in 1966 then acted in many films such as Josh-e-intiqaam, Zindigi, Badal aur bijli, Butterflies are free (English) and Jinnah. His television plays and serials include: Honeymoon, Afshan, Aangan Terha, Jab Jab Dil Miley, Shehzori, Colony 52, Zer Zabar Pesh, Ankahi, Uroosa, Uncle Urfi, Tappish, Purchaiyan and many more. Shakil was also awarded the Pride of Performance in 1992 due to his entire services.
Shakeel and his family migrated to Karachi, Pakistan in 1952.He received his primary education from an English medium school in prepartition India and a French missionary school in India.
There are so many actors that come and go but only a few of them manage to leave footprints on the hearts of the viewers. One of the famous names in the Pakistani media industry is Shakeel who has successfully accomplished a lot.
As an aspiring actor, Shakeel has brilliantly played his role as an idol for many other actors. His roles in the famous dramas Ankahi, Aangan Tera and Uncle Urfi have made a mark in the history of acting. He has shown genuine enthusiasm about his work and continues to do so till this day.
Make sure to watch this interesting interview of his on Pakistani Profiles.
He made his debut in the film, Honehar in 1966.
Insaan aur gadha (1973)
Badal aur bijli (1973)
Butterflies are free (1977)
Jinnah (film) (1998) as Liaquat Ali Khan
Tick Tick Company
Tum say mil kar
Jab Jab Dil Miley
Chaudhwee ka Chand
Dhoop Mein Sawan
Kothi No 156
Shakeel Yusuf Kamal Pictures