Early life and career:-
Khalil ur Rehman Qamar was born in 1962 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. He studied in a Government high school in Shadbagh, Lahore. He used to write in school too and did further studies in B.Com. MBA.
He started his TV drama career with Dastak Aur Darwaza and later produced a film Qarz (1997) which he also wrote. He also wrote the dialogues of Ghar Kab Aao Gay (2000), Tere Piyar Mein, Mukhra Chan Varga, Nikki Jai Haan but made his breakthrough with Boota from Toba Tek Singh (1999). Later, he used this style in his dramas Landa Bazar (2002) and Love, Life Aur Lahore.
Khalil ur Rehman started his career in the National Bank of Pakistan but voluntarily retired as he wanted to pursue a writing career. Khalil married his first wife, Rubi Naz. Later Khalil ur Rehman married his second wife Rozina Qureshi, while being married to Rubi. Rozina is an actress & first wife of actor Faisal Qureshi. Khalil ur Rehman has a step daughter, Hanish Qureshi, from Rozina’s marriage to Faisal and has two children of his own with Rozina. His son Aabi Khan is an actor.
Qamar has received frequent criticism for the negative portrayal of women in his soap operas.
On March 3, 2020, Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar appeared on a Pakistani talk show on Neo News to discuss the Aurat March. After the discussion, Qamar requested that no one interrupt him while talking, however, after a tense situation, the Pakistani human rights activist Marvi Sirmed said “Mera Jism Meri Marzi” but Qamar called her shameful and made derogatory remarks about Sirmed’s body according to Gulf News. Agency France- Presse reported that Qamar said to Sirmed that “no one would even spit on your body” and that she was a “cheap woman” who should “shut up”. Qamar was heavily criticized by politicians and prominent figures, while Geo TV suspended his contract.