Jamshed Ansari was a Pakistani who had worked on radio, television as well as in films. His comic roles made him tremendously popular amongst audiences, and the roles he played in Ankahi and Uncle Urfi are still remembered as one of the greatest acting performances ever.
Jamshed started acting in 1968, but he achieved success in Saughat, a film released in 1970. Soon after, he was signed up for Pakeezah, which turned out to be a huge hit in Pakistan. However, he received the limelight for his role in Ankahi and Uncle Urfi, in which he played a very funny character. These two serials are still regarded as two of the best drama serials to hit TV screens, and Jamshed's performance was flawless in both. He died in August, 2005 of a brain tumour.