Khalid Abbas Dar

Khalid Abbas Dar

About Khalid Abbas Dar

Khalid Abbas Dar is an actor, entertainer, mimic, one-man show, host, playwright, director and theatre producer. Khalid Abbas Dar started his broadcasting career in a children's programs in 1955, and the Punjabi Radio programme 'Sohni Dharti'. The programme is also loved by the Punjabis across the border. In it, he portrays an innocent villager Mehtab Din, now a household name of Punjabi listeners. Dar is the progenitor of the 'one-man show' and the art of mimicry in the country. For his natural aptitude for mimicry and one-man show, he was awarded 'Role of Honour'(1966) by the Government College Lahore, the first and last to be so honoured during the one & a half centuries. He won the best entertainer's award from PTV. He is the only artist to do so.

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