Akbari Asghari is a 2011 Pakistani comedy drama television series based on Nazir Ahmad Dehlvi’s Mirat-ul-Uroos. Fun fact: It is also referenced in the second episode, subtle tribute to the story that was the inspiration.
Akbari Asghari is a contemporary and humourous adaptation of the novella by Faiza Iftikhar. I think she also did an adaptation of Cinderella. Let it suffice to say that Faiza likes retelling the classics. Cinderella was awful, but this one stands out.
Sanam Baloch and Humaima Malik play the titular characters, Akbari and Asghari respectively, while Fawad Khan and Imran Abbas play the male leads.
Cast & Characters
Ali Ejaz Karim Fazal Chaudhry a.k.a. KFC
The patriarch. of the Chaudhary family
Nasreen Qureshi as Kaneez Fatima a.k.a. Bay Ji
Kareem Fazal Chaudhary’s sister, in a nikaah but never rukhsati-fied.
Ashraf Khan as Luqmaan Chaudhry
Kareem’s older son, Akbar and Asghar’s father. He lives with his father in the village
Nargis Rasheed Shaheen
Akbar and Asghar’s mother, Luqmaan’s wife. She’s short-tempered and never minces her words.
Imran Abbas as Akbar Chaudhry
Shaheen and Luqmaan’s elder son, Asghari’s husband, a devout Muslim and blindly follows his Murshid.
Fawad Khan as Asghar Chaudhry
Shaheen and Luqmaan’s younger son, Akbari’s husband. He is a flirt by nature.
Rehan Sheikh as Hatim Chaudhry
Kareem’s younger son, Akbari and Asghari’s father, Kulsum’s husband. He drives a cab but lies to his family about owning a chain of grocery stores
Asma Abbas as Kulsoom a.k.a. Kim
Akbari and Asghari’s mother, Hatim’s wife
Sanam Baloch as Akbari a.k.a. Becky
Hatim and Kulsum’s elder daughter, Asghar’s wife
Humaima Malik as Asghari a.k.a. Sarah
Hatim and Kim’s younger daughter, Akbar’s wife
Humaira Ali as Batool
Hatim and Luqmaan’s sister, Shabbo’s mother. They live in Sialkot.
Kiran Haq Shabana a.k.a. Shabbo
Batool’s daughter, she’s after Asghar, big time.
Nayyar Ejaz as Peer O Murshid
He’s the typical fraud Peer of the village, Akbar’s spiritual guru
Musa Kaya as Roger
Akbari’s Lover. They break-up in episode four or five.
Anti Campher as Sushmita a.k.a. Sush
Kim’s friend, but they generally talk in terms of typical back-handed insults
Tipu Sharif as Raj Malhotra
Sush’s son and Sarah’s friend, also planned business partner
I will add more if I notice more interesting characters not already listed here.
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