- Gender: Male
- Birthday: 1952-03-29
- Day of Death: 2019-09-05 ( 67 years old )
- Place of Birth: Quetta, Baluchistan, Pakistan
- Also Known As: Ashiq Shah / Abid Sher Ali
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Abid Ali was a Pakistani actor, director and producer, who had acted in numerous television and film productions in Pakistan but is best known for his role as Dilawar khan in the PTV classic drama Waris (1979).
Born and educated in Quetta, Abid Ali was attracted to the arts from early age, writing stories and painting in his childhood and teenage years, and first entered Radio Pakistan before going to Lahore after some struggle and launching his successful TV career with PTV’s drama serial Jhok Sial in 1973.
He launched himself as a director and producer with the 1993-hit drama Dasht, also the first private production for Pakistan, while the same year, for PTV this time, he directed the drama Doosra Aasman, the first drama shot abroad, followed by other projects for many channels, including Saheli in 2007, or Massi aur Malka, a family based-drama, in 2009, usually acting in these serials as well.
He died on 5 September 2019 due to liver failure.