Bushra Ansari is a Pakistani television presenter, comedian, singer, actress and playwright. She was born on 15th May 1950 to father Ahmad Bashir a filmmaker and Mother Mehmooda Begum a journalist. Bushra married Iqbal Ansari a producer by profession in 1978. They also have two children, daughters named Nariman Ansari and Meera Ansari.Bushra started her career as a child star in a children’s program “Kaliyon Ki Maala” 1965. She would play different characters acting and singing. She was taken under the mentorship of Amir Haidery to learn singing. Her father also encouraged her to participate in different singing competition and keep singing. Bushra Performed in “Kaliyan” on PTV in 1976. This gave her the platform she need and started to attract attention of different platforms as a child star.
Her first tv play was “Rishtey Aur Rasstey” in 1978 directed by Iqbal Ansari. Later she moved to theater in Karachi. She got most popular with her sit-com 50- 50 as a comedian. In 1980s Bushra Ansari established herself as a singer and did parodies as well.Bushra was introduced to the world as a writer with a drama called ‘Neeli Dhoop’ in 1994. What most people don’t know is that Bushra developed the story for her drama serial “Amawas” which was produced by her husband Iqbal Ansari. It was not until ‘Neeli Dhoop’ that she stepped out of the shadows and revealed her identity as a writer.Bushra inherited writing talent from her father, Ahmad Bashir, who was a well-known writer, journalist and filmmaker. Inspired by her father, Bushra likes to focus, as a drama writer, on issues that are faced by our society but are mostly treated as trivial.
She also appeared on PTV’s most-watched shows, including Angan Terha, Show Time, Show Sha, Rang Tarang and Emergency Ward. She has also judged Pakistan Idol which is a platform for singers to showcase their singing abilities.It was her realistic approach as a writer that lead to the success of dramas such as Makaan, Kuch Dil Ne Kaha and Meray Dard Ko Jo Zubaan Milay. Bushra has recently written another drama Pakeeza which went on year.Ansari won numerous awards during her career, gold medal in Msc Economics, including Pakistan’s highest civilian award, Pride of Performance, in 1989.