Yasir Akhtar has been one individual with many skills. Having shown his talents in acting, direction and singing, there does not seem to be a creative field that this impressive artist has not touched. Yasir's introduction to showbiz happened when he was just a four-year old. That was when he appeared in Javed Jabbar's film 'Beyond The Last Mountain' as a child actor.
From there onwards, Yasir starred in a television play called 'Dastak', directed by late Shahzad Khalil. The play was Yasir's first actual introduction to showbiz and launched his career formally. In the meanwhile, he formed a musical band called Arid Zone with his college friends and together the band released a number of songs among which 'Milan' became popular among the youngsters during the early nineties. Incidentally the video for the song was directed by Yasir himself and got himself noticed by Ghazanfar Ali who offered him to direct a music program.
While he took up the direction of Music Channel Charts, he also managed acting assignments. To date, he has released three albums which received good response from the listeners. He also shined as an actor and director with his drama 'Mera Ghar Ek Whirlpool Hai' still remembered by people in the same way. Recently, he directed a play for Hum TV by the name of 'Sard Aag' which was received well by the audiences. The serial was shot in Manchester for which Yasir stayed in Manchester for a year.