Alishba Yousuf

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Fariha Yousuf
Born (1985-09-16) September 16, 1985 (age 35)[1]
OccupationActress, VJ, model
Years active2010-Present[2]
Rayyan Durrani
(m. 2009)
RelativesSyra Yousuf (sister)
Palwasha Yousuf (sister)
Shehroz Sabzwari (brother-in-law)
Nooreh Shehroz (niece)

Fariha Yousuf[3][4][5] is a Pakistani VJ, model and actress who works in Pakistani television series and telefilms. She has appeared in supporting roles in several television series, including Main Abdul Qadir Hoon (2010), Takkay ki Ayegi Baraat (2011), Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley (2012), Annie ki Ayegi Baraat (2012), Sargoshi (2016) and Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay (2012).[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Alishba (born Saima) was born on September 16, 1985, and was brought up in a Muslim family in Karachi, Pakistan. She is the sister of VJ Palwasha Yousuf and actress Syra Yousuf.[12][13][14]

On 12 February 2009, she married Rayyan Durrani (who appeared in MasterChef Pakistan) in an Islamic wedding ceremony in Karachi. The couple have a daughter, name Iliyana.[15]


Yousuf started her career as a VJ at TV channel AAG.[2] Since then she has appeared in many TV commercials of leading Pakistani brands like Mobilink, Fair & Lovely, and Peki.[16]

Yousuf made her acting debut in serial Chand Pe Dastak on Hum TV. Then she appeared in Main Abdul Qadir Hoon, a drama serial produced by Hum TV, Ek Nazar Meri Taraf on Geo TV, Takkay ki Ayegi Baraat, Meray Charagar, Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley on Hum TV and Annie ki Ayegi Baraat. She also appeared in ARY Digital reality show Desi Kuriyan with her sister Palwasha.[1] She then appeared in Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay on ARY Digital with her sister Syra Yousuf and brother-in-law Shehroz Sabzwari.


Year Serial Character Channel Notes
2010 Chand Pe Dastak Aahoo Hum TV
2010-2011 Main Abdul Qadir Hoon Zareen Hum TV
2011 Ek Nazar Meri Taraf Siffat Geo TV
2011 Desi Kuriyan Contestant ARY Digital Reality show
2011 Takkay ki Ayegi Baraat Sila Geo TV
2011 Meray Charagar Zoya Geo TV
2011 Mangni Arranged Aaima Hum TV Telefilm
2011 Pappu Ki Paroson Sohai Hum TV Telefilm
2012 Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley Arifa Hum TV
2012 Annie ki Ayegi Baraat Sila Geo TV
2012 Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay Zeenya Ary Digital
2013 Sargoshi Amal Urdu 1
2015 Nain Gaye Haar Laila ATV
2016 Be Aib Tooba Urdu1
2016 Mere Humnawa Zaib Ary digital

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Alishba Yousuf VJ/Model/ Actress TV". Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  2. ^ a b "Latest Interview with Alishba Yousuf, Celebrity Online". Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  3. ^ "Meet Alishba Yousuf, the Pakistani actress who's accused of having extramarital affair with Mohammed Shami". 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  4. ^ NewsBytes. "Syra Shehroz says a little too much at Tonight with HSY". Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  5. ^ (2017-03-31). "5 times Syra Shahroz and Alishba Yousuf shocked us on the HSY show". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  6. ^ "Be Aib is all about mundane desires and your inner complexes". HIP. August 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "Here is why we're excited for Be Aib". HIP. August 4, 2020.
  8. ^ "Alishba Yousaf to make a comeback with Hum Nawa and Bay Aib". HIP. August 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "10 dramas we loved watching in 2014". HIP. August 6, 2020.
  10. ^ "HIP Catches Our Celebrities on the International Sibling's Day". HIP. August 7, 2020.
  11. ^ "Be Aib is all about mundane desires and your inner complexes". HIP. August 8, 2020.
  12. ^ Yousuf — Pakistani entertainment’s major discovery!
  13. ^ "Celebrity couple Alishba and Rayyan blessed with a baby girl". HIP. August 9, 2020.
  14. ^ "Sarwat Gilani and Fahad Mirza welcome a baby boy". HIP. August 10, 2020.
  15. ^ "Celebrity couple Alishba and Rayyan blessed with a baby girl". HIP. August 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "Urdu 1 introduces Be Aib and Meher Aur Meherban". HIP. August 3, 2020.

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