25 Jun, 2019

Ahad Raza Mir delivered a powerhouse of a performance in play Hamlet: A Ghost Story and now he's being recognised for it.

The Pakistani actor was nominated by The Betty Mitchell Awards in the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama category — and he won!

The 22nd Annual Betty Mitchell Awards, which aims to recognise excellence in Calgary's Professional Theatre Community, released the list of 2018-19 nominees last month.

In an earlier interview with Images the actor said of his character, "Hamlet is particularly an exhausting character. Once the show is over, the cast asks me if I want to hang out and I usually just refuse. I am so drained that all I want to do is sleep."

Speaking of his performance he had said, "My mother came to see me perform and she told me that for the first time, she couldn’t recognise me and actually felt scared of me. I just thought that I must be doing something right if my own mother could think that way!"

Is there any chance that we could see a special performance of Hamlet in Pakistan? Ahad said, "Let’s see. We could try, maybe."


wow Jun 25, 2019 12:30pm
Congratulations Ahad. Making us proud. Wish you more success ahead. Wow!
Laila Jun 25, 2019 01:02pm
Very nice to see a Pakistani actor get recognition for his work. Well done!
Zara Jun 25, 2019 02:22pm
Thank you Ahad for making Pakistan proud!! Heartiest congratulations!!!
Syra Ali Jun 25, 2019 04:51pm
Congratulations Ahad for making us proud ❤️❤️
El Cid Jun 25, 2019 09:33pm
That is indeed admirable, quite an achievement. Congratulations!
N abidai Jun 26, 2019 08:57am
Well done ,indeed!
Jawaid Islam Jun 27, 2019 10:05am
This is good news. Ahad promises a lot of brighter future for himself if he pursues the career.