Motion Pictures Archive of Pakistan

Rizwan Wasti


(1937- 2011)

Early Life & Career

TV and film actor and Syed Rizwan Wasti, was a famous showbiz, specifically TV artist who started his career as TV newscaster but subsequently entered into acting, mainly he focused his career at Ptv with graceful roles, his vocal and clear dialouge delivery were the glaring aspects on his credential.

Though he did his Bachelor’s of Law from SM Law College but he chose a career in radio as an English newscaster that made him the youngest newscaster of the sub-continent. Side by side with his career as TV artist, after spending more than fifteen years plus in Radio Pakistan, he joined National Bank of Pakistan from where he got retirement as vice president of the bank in 1996.

During this period he debut his acting career as Judge in a Ptv famous drama Shama. Then he performed different roles in more than two hundred plays including Afshan, Shaheen, Khuda ki Basti and Tabeer. He also worked in a movie named “Insaf our Qanoon” with Mohammad Ali and Zeba.

Other than acting he had also written two books i.e. “Sher Shah Suri” and book of poems, “A chorus of echoes”.


Facts…..Rizwan Wasti

Real Name:

Syed Rizwan Wasti

Addressed Name:

Rizwan Wasti

Birth Date:



Bachelor’s of Law from SM Law College


Tahira Wasti


Three children including Laila Wasti

Adnan Wasti

Debut Film:

Insaf Aur Qanoon


Sher Shah Suri

A chorus of echoes


Actor, Newscaster, Banker and Lawyer

Years active:


Date of Death:

24 January 2011


Personal Life

During the start of his career as artist he got married with TV actress Tahira Wasti and with passage of time was blessed with three children which include Laila Wasti who is also an TV artist.



Demise of the Artist

Rizwan Wasti at the age of 74, passed away on 24 January 2011 after suffering a brain hemorrhage. Wasti was buried at the Gizri graveyard, DHA.

(innaMay Allah rest the departed soul in eternal peace)



Latest News / Events

 NC so far…….





This feature (article) need additional input so if you have some details about it, you may assist mpaopS by sharing the information. Please support us in compiling the first ever directory of Pakistani cinematic and its related artifacts. 

Since it is not the mpaopS ’s motive to exploit the personal life and character of any honorable artist rather its object is to highlight and promote their performance and successes. So under personal life only the happened facts are discussed for the knowledge of the viewers only. But still in your opinion if there is some objectionable words please remind mpaopS for mistakes for subsequent rectification.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



 Leave Comment Here Do you have something to add in this page, here you may comment or give feedback

(Show / Hide) »




(Show / Hide) »




Dear Viewers,

Undoubtedly, all the artists and professionals of cine-world have indeed worked very hard, spent their days and nights in making motion pictures just to amuse and entertain us. Some of their film work proved to be a master piece but what so ever their business status was; one factor is established that it is now part of our cultural history. Unfortunately, mostly their work being destroyed just because of the mentioned reasons while negating its importance. Thus there is dire need to do some arrangements to preserve it with the same zeal and enthusiasm what rest of the world is doing.



"Now its our obligatory compulsion to preserve their work, you may also contribute and assist mpaop in preserving and restoring our cultural heritage by sharing some information, if you possess in shape of documents, film prints (any format like 8, 16, 35mm, videos etc). In this regard if you have some query or you can be of any help in this cause please Contact here…! "



Further more, in case of any inaccuracy, omission, addition, deletion, or submission, please assist mpaop in updating the information, your due participation in preserving the national heritage would be highly appreciated and after its analysis /approval by the research team, your contribution would immediately be reflected on this page with due veneration.

Thank you & profound regards,



Curator mpaop (Motion Picture Archive of Pakistan)

Tahir Nadeem


Go To Top