There have many actors in the history of Pakistani television who appeared in one or more legendary productions and became immortalized with the name of the particular character that they played. This goes on to show the depth in acting that these amazing actors have had that even with the handful performances that they give, their characters remain unforgettable for people even decades later.
Such is the case with the characters created by 'Guest House', one of the most successful and popular dramas produced by Pakistan Television Islamabad Center. Whether it was the memorable character of Jan Rambo that forever changed the name of the actor Afzal Khan who played the character or Shamim who plays the owner of the guest house, with his real name being Khalid Hafeez.
Another popular character in the comedy drama serial was of Murad, the guest house waiter who used to go from room to room, doing his job and asking for tip in his unique style. The regular viewers of the drama can never forget the way he used to sing 'tip tip karta main kamray main ata hoon'. Not many people know that the role was played by an actor named Tariq Malik.
Tariq has primarily been associated with Punjabi dramas with his most popular Punjabi drama being 'Phapa Aya Pakistan'. In recent years, he has appeared in an Urdu drama Bund Darwazey, aired on PTV.