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1975 (age 38–39)
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Occupation||Model, TV actress, TV Host|
Zainab Qayyum (also known as "ZQ") is a Pakistani model, an actress and a TV host. She is considered to be one of the most talented stars in Pakistan. She was crowned the best model of the year 2004 in the Lux Style Awards and was given the Most Stylish TV Actress Award in the Indus Style Awards 2006. She has appeared in numerous dramas serials, and in even more music videos, such as Abrar-ul-Haq's Asaan Jana Malo Maal.
Zainab Qayyum was born in Karachi. She did her O-Levels in Karachi, and then moved to Lahore to study for her B.A and M.A. She graduated from Kinnaird College with a Masters degree in English Literature. She taught in Lahore Grammar school for a year before joining Libas as an Assistant Editor. She worked there for two years while doing her Masters.
She started her modeling when she was still at Kinnaird. The first time she did a catwalk work was for Vinny, who invited her to model in a show.
Zaniab Qayyum hosted "Maachis" which was a top-rated talk show on Hum TV, focusing on real-life family issues. The concept of Maachis show was based on America's popular Jerry Springer Show, which brings real-life cases of betrayal and cheating in front of a live audience, and allows guests to make public confessions, venting their venom and even hitting each other. Zainab Qayyum also hosted a morning show on the Duniya TV channel.
After a successful television acting career, Qayyum is to make her Pakistani film debut in Syed Faisal Bukhari's Saltanat as a lead role opposite Javed Sheikh, Mona Laizza, Ahsan Khan and Javeria Abbassi. The film began filming in early 2010 in Malaysia, Dubai and Pakistan. The music is composed by Chaku Lehri, a newcomer in the composing scene.
- Jago Dunya
- Morning shows
- Kabhi Na Kabhi
- Thora Thora Pyar
- Naa Jaane Kyun
- Yeh Zindagi hai
- Dil Hi Jaane
- Najar Lage Sayain
- Bin Tere Keya Hai Jeena
- Mei jaan
- Abrar-ul-Haq's 'Asaan Jana Malo Maal'
- Ali Sher's 'Wohi Rastey'
- Jawad Bashir Dr & Billa
- rangeen by ali zafar*
- Best model of the year 2004 - Lux Style Awards
- Most stylish TV Actress - Indus Style Awards 2006