Akbari Asghari | Cast & Characters


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

Tulin Mutlu

Roger’s wife

I will add more if I notice more interesting characters not already listed here.


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