Pakistani Origin Hollywood Actor Yawar Charlie Connection In Pakistan
Noor Mohammed’s grandson is Yawar Charlie, who was a former actor having acted in TV episodes of JAG and General Hospital and now specialises in West Hollywood CA Homes and Property Listings.
Noor Mohammed Charlie (01 July 1911–30 June 1983), popularly known as Charlie was an actor born on 01 July 1911 in Ranavav village, Porbandar, Saurashtra, India now in Gujarat. Best known for his comedy roles, he was the first ‘star’ comedian. Noor Mohammad was inspired by Charles Spencer. Emulating him for the Indian film screen, he renamed himself Charlie. He acted with several top actresses of those days as a comic hero. Being a great fan of Charlie Chaplin, he took the name “Charlie” as his screen name following the release of his popular film The Indian Charlie (1933). He had a successful career in pre-partition India from 1925–1946. His shift to Pakistan following partition, saw his career going down with less than 12 films. He shifted to the US to live with his son and returned later to Pakistan where he died on 30 June 1983.