Iftikhar Thakur is a Pakistani television and film actor and stand up comedian. He has also starred in numerous stage shows and telefilms in different languages such as Urdu, Punjabi, Pothwari/Mirpuri. He currently stars in the comedy talk show Mazaaq Raat, where he portrays Ardli, an employee at the President House. Real name of Iftikhar Thakur is Iftikhar Ahmed. He adopted the name Iftikhar Thakur based on a character he played in stage dramas.