Ghayyur Akhtar was a popular Pakistani actor. He started acting in the late 1970's, and became famous in the 1980's. His performances in drama serials such as Khawaja and Son and Sona Chandi were highly appreciated. Ghayyur also played a part in several Urdu films, with his role of a jailer in the movie 'Direct Hawaldar' was very famous. Ghayyur mainly performed comedy roles during his time. Ghayyur faded from the acting scene in the 1990's, as the Lollywood industry crashed, and can now be seen in select drama serials.
He also acted in Sitara, another classical PTV drama. His performance in Afsar Bekar e Khas was highly appreciated. It was one of his best performances, and even though he was performing alongside Nawaz Anjum, Zulqarnain Haider and Agha Abbas, he still managed to give a stellar performance. Ghayyur Akhtar has also decided to venture in to direction, with his first direction expected in the late 2011.