Atiqa Odho

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Atiqa Odho
Born (1962-02-12) February 12, 1962 (age 53)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality  Pakistan
 United Kingdom
Occupation Politician, Actress, Host, Make-up artist, Hairstylist
Years active 1989–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Samar

Atiqa Odho (Urdu: عتیقہ اوڈھو‎; born 12 February 1962) is a Pakistani television and film actress, television host, politician and the namesake of her own founded cosmetics brand.[1] She debuted in Anwar Maqsood's TV series Sitara aur Mehrunissa and then appeared in successful dramas like Dasht, Nijaat, Zikar Hai Kai Saal Ka and most recently in Humsafar. She later starred in a string of successful films, including Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya, Mummy and Mujhe Chand Chahiye.

Personal Life[edit]

Odho was born into a Sindhi Muslim family in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan on February 12, 1962. She originally belongs to Tajodero village, Jacobabad District. Her native village is in the name of her grandfather Late Taj Muhammad Khan Odho.

Odho has been married thrice. She has three children from her first two marriages before marrying Samar Ali Khan in July, 2012. Between Samar Ali Khan and Atiqa Odho, they have seven children in total.


She started her professional life as a make-up artist and hairstylist in 1989.[2] While working as a make-up artist for various advertising agencies in Karachi, she was discovered by television personality, Anwar Maqsood. She starred in his play, Sitara Aur Mehrunissa in 1993; the role turned her into a household name in Pakistan.[3] In 1995, she made her film debut in Jo Darr Gya Woh Marr Gya.[4]

Odho has since worked in many popular television and film projects and has been actively involved in both media and the cosmetic industry in Pakistan. She resides in the UAE and Pakistan.

Social work[edit]

Since 2016, she has also been engaged in philanthropic activities.[vague] She has been working for Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital,[5] Fatmeed Foundation and as a social worker in "Hamara Mulk, Hamaray Log".[when?] She is currently the CEO of Odho Cosmetics, and Odho Productions. She is also the ambassador for the campaign on awareness of breast cancer in Pakistan.[6]


In 2010-11, Odho became a member of the All Pakistan Muslim League.[citation needed]



Television long-plays[edit]

  • Aaks: 1991 / PTV
  • Talaash: 1992 / PTV
  • Zikar Hay Kayi Saal Ka': 1996 / PTV
  • Tu Laak Chalay Re Gorey : 2001 / PTV
  • Aab Yaha Koi Nahi Aye Ga: 2002/ Indus Vision
  • Baykhabri: 2003 / Indus Vision
  • Marium: 2004 / Indus Vision
  • Tum Intezar Karna :2007 / Aaj TV
  • Chalo Phir Se Jee Lain: 2008 / Ary Digital

Television serials[edit]

  • Sitara Aur Mehrunissa (1992)
  • Dasht (1992)
  • Nijat (1993)
  • Talaash (1993)
  • Angar Wadi (1994)
  • Junoon (2000)
  • Tum Hi To Ho (1999)
  • Aan (2001)
  • Kirchiyan (2002)
  • Chahtain (2003)
  • Umrao Jaan Ada (2003)
  • Harjai (2004)
  • Dhool (2006)
  • Karishmay (2007)
  • Nasl (2003)
  • Atiqa O (2008)
  • Hum Tum (2010)
  • Saans (2011)
  • Humsafar (2011)
  • Yeh Dil (2011)
  • Band Baje Ga (2012)
  • Siskiyaan (2013)
  • Ishq Samandar (2013)
  • Aarzoo-Jeene Ki To Nahi (2013)
  • Ghalti Se Mistake Ho Gai (2013)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Atiqa Odho Profile". Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Beauty business beckons". Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Spotlight: Atiqa Odho". Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Magic of big screen and breaking records". DAWN. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Breast Cancer Awareness sessions in colleges". Shaukat Khanum Memorial. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "Breast cancer awareness drive need of hour: Odho". The Nation. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 

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