Jamil Fakhri gained great popularity through his role as SHO Jaffar Hussain in a TV series 'Andhera Ujala'. Besides acting in television dramas, he also acted in more than 50 Pakistani films.
He was awarded pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2002 and Nigar Award for best comedian award in film Yeh Zamana Aur Hai in 1981.
Fakhri died on June 9, 2011at the age of 65.
He was laid to rest at Ilm Din Shaheed compound at Miani Sahib graveyard in Lahore.