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Wasti

Artists
  • Real Name: Riyasat Ali Wasti
  • Died: 15 April, 1996 (Bombay)
  • Primary Cinema: Hindi
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Riyasat Ali Wasti, also credited as Wasti, regaled audiences with his acting in films such as Sanjog (1943), Pehle Aap (1944), Balam (1949), Gumashta (1951), Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai (1961), Saat Sawal Yane Haatim Tai (1971), and Patanga (1971).

Wasti debuted in New Oriental Films, Lahore's Premyatra (1937). He had roles of substance in Dil Deke Dekho (1959), Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, and Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963). He also played the lead role in Sohrab Modi's historical Ek Din Ka Sultan (1945). 

Acting in more than 60 films, he featured in Nirala Hindustan (1938), Baghban (1938), Thokar (1939), Nartaki (1940), Qaidi (1940), Kurmai (1941), Awaaz (1942), Sanjog (1943), Pehle Aap (1944), 1857 (1946), Dev Kanya (1946), Omar Khaiyyam (1946), Chittor Vijay (1947), Dak Bangla (1947), Khubsurat Duniya (1947), Chunaria (1948), Pugree (1948), Lachhi (1949), Naach (1949), Gauna (1950), Parchhain (1952), Laila Majnu (1953), Shabab (1954), Duniya Jhukti Hai (1960), Guddi (1961), Sasural (1961), Lado Rani (1963), Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon (1963), Do Badan (1966), Noorjehan (1967), Shrimanji (1968), Pyar Ka Mausam (1969), Deedar (1970), Patanga (1971), Saat Sawal Yane Haatim Tai (1971), Woh Din Yaad Karo (1971), and Munimji (1972). 

He also featured in songs such as Boot karu mai palish babu from Nai Duniya(1942), Ek tir chalane waale ne dil lut liya from Pugree (1948), O pardesi musaafir kise karataa hai ishaare from Balam (1949), Bekhabar jaag zaraa, kisaki aulaad hai tu from Pahele Aap (1944), Falaq ke chaand kaa hamne jawaab dekh liyaa from Ek Din Ka Sultan (1945), and Dilli ki galiyon men from Doli (1947).