He was a television‚ film and stage actor‚ as well as a humorist‚ comedian‚ impersonator‚ and a host. He was also a play writer‚ singer‚ film director and a producer.
Akhtar was born in Karachi to Urdu speaking parents migrated from Mumbai India‚ was highly dynamic and versatile performer‚ he made his debut for television on September 6 1966‚ in a variety show held on PTV to celebrate the first defense day of Pakistan. Since then‚ he has performed several roles in TV plays/shows.
He was beloved for providing humor for people of all ages‚ and with an etiquette that remains unmatched. His attempts to avoid vulgarity in his humor rendered him a favorite amongst family audiences. He performed not only in Pakistan but played in several stage shows like Bakra Qiston Pe and Buddha Ghar Pe Hai with Umer Sharif in India too.
He was awarded honorary citizenship of Dallas in 1996 for his achievements. He is also listed among Amazing Pakistanis of all time.
He died on 22 April 2011 at about 6:15pm in Karachi after suffering from a heart attack.
The world famous wax museum Madame Tussauds has expressed its wish to include a statue of Moin Akhtar in their London museum.