Versatile Bushra Ansari is a famous showbiz personality. She is not only a great actress but has shown us the essence of singing, hosting, writing, and modeling. She is beautiful and full of life and age did not spoil her. She is also a great comedy. She belongs to the artist family and other family members are also working in media. Bushara Aapa has also won many awards for her work in the industry. She is called Bushra Aapa in the industry.
Bushra Ansari was born on 15 May 1956 in Karachi. She was the youngest child of Ahmed Bashir and Mehmooda Bashir. Her father was a famous writer. She has three elder sisters and no brother. Their names are Neelum Ahmed Ansari, Sumbal Shahid, and Asma Abbas. Neelum Ahmed Ansari is the poetess and has published. While the other famous TV actresses. Zara Noor Abbas is her niece and she is also a famous actress.
Bushra attended Lady Griffon School, Lahore for early education. Then she went to Lahore College for Women University and earned a higher school certificate. She enrolled in Waqarunnisa College, Rawalpindi and studied FineArts there.
Wedding and Children
Bushra Ansari was married to producer Iqbal Ansari. The couple tied knots on 10 June 1978. But the couple announced their separation in 2016 after a 38 years long companionship. It was shocking news for the fans. They have two daughters, Nariman Ansari and Meera Ansari. Her younger daughter Meera also belongs to the showbiz industry of Pakistan and working as a model and actress.
Bushra appeared as a child star in a radio show. She used to sing in her melodious voice there when she was only 9 years old. But the artist pursued it as a career after completing graduation in 1976. She started work under the production house of Iqbal Ansari. She appeared in famous TV shows on PTV including Fifty Fifty and Aangan Terha. After that, she tested her skills in playwriting and did well there. She appeared as a model in the 1980’s. She also worked in films and made her debut in 2013. These days we are seeing her in a drama called Deewar E Shab and acting the role of Sitara Jehan, who is trying to follow her family’s legacy in classical music.
Bushra Aapa started her career with PTV. At the start, she appeared in comedy shows with Moeen Akhtar and Anwar Maqsood. All of her dramas are listed below:
- Fifty Fifty on PTV (1978-1984)
- Saturday Night Live on PTV (1983)
- Aangan Terha on PTV in 1984
- Umrao Jaan Ada on Geo Tv in 2003
- Mehrun Nisa on Indus TV in 2004
- Makan on Geo TV in 2006
- Azar Ki Aye Gi Barat on Geo TV
- Dolly Ki AyeGi Baraat on Geo TV
- Takkay Ki AyeGi Baraat on Geo TV
- Mera Naseeb on Hum TV
- Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain on Hum TV
- Bilqees Kaur on Hum TV
- Annie Ki AyeGi Baraat on Geo TV
- Mere Dard Ko Zuban Mile on Hum TV
- Kabhi Kabhi on ARY Digital
- Bushra Bara Boor on Hum TV
- Jab We Wed on Urdu 1
- Tum Mere Paas Raho on Hum TV
- Khuda Dekh Raha Hai on A-Plus TV
- Riffat Aapa Ki Bahuein on ARY Digital
- Udaari on Hum TV
- Jhoot on Hum TV
- Seeta Bagri on TV One Global
- Shaadi Mubarak Ho on ARY Digital
- Bay Dardi on ARY Digital
- Naulakha on TV One
- Dewar E Shab on Hum TV
- Zebaish (upcoming project)
Bushra made her debut in films in 2013. She worked for the Tarang Housefull Show film, “Abhi Toh Main Jawan Hoon”. She was also part of the voice team for the Safeguard’s animated films for children.
- Abhi To Main Jawan Hoon in 2013
- Jawani Phir Nahi Aani in 2015
- Ho Mann Jahan in 2016
- Commander Safeguard’s Mission: Clean Sweep: Jungle Main Mungle in 2016
She has worked for the following telefilms and entertains the audience with her cheerful acting:
- Ghoonghat in 2013
- Hoo Bahoo in 2014
- Mohay Bhool Gaye Sanwariya in 2015
- Khala Garam Masala in 2017
- Mai Cheemi Ka Faisla in 2018
List of Written Plays
As she is the daughter of a writer. The multi-talented Bushra Ansari also put effort into writing and she has succeeded in it. All of her written dramas is listed below:
- Neeli Dhoop
- Kuch Dil Ne Kaha
- Zebaish (upcoming project)
She also wrote many episodes of Kis Ki AyeGi Baraat series and also worked in it.
List of Hosted Shows
Bushra Ansari hosted many shows with famous writer Maqsood and comedian Moeen Akhtar. Other TV shows are listed below:
- Bushra Bushra on Indus TV in 2006
- 1st Hum Award in 2013
- Utho Geo Pakistan in 2015
She hosted comedy as well as serious talk shows.
The judge at Pakistan Idol Season 1
She acted in that reality show as a judge. The show was aired on Geo TV in 2013. Ali Azmat and Hadeeqa Kiani were the co-judges.
Bushra Ansari married a producer Iqbal Ansari in 1978. The couple parted their ways in 2016 after the long companionship of 38 years. Recently she spoke about her divorce in a talk show, Bol Nights with Ahsan Khan. She said that many perfect couples in the industry broke up like Naeem Bukhari and Tahira Syed. Everyone has a personal life and showbiz personalities face the same problems, and issues in domestic affairs. People should respect the privacy of an artist.
Achievements and Awards
Bushra Ansari achieved numerous awards including Lux Style Awards, Graduate Award, Lifetime Achievement Award. She has also received a Pride of Performance Award from the President of Pakistan in 1989.