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Arij Fatyma
Aribah Fatima Jafri[1]

(1989-11-07) November 7, 1989 (age 29)
Alma materPakistan Paradise School[2]
Years active2012–present
  • Faraz Khan
    (m. 2014; div. 2014)
  • Ozair Ali (m. 2017)

Arij Fatyma (born Aribah Fatima Jafri on 7 November 1989)[5] is a Pakistani television actress. She made her acting debut with a leading role in the 2012 Geo TV serial Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga 2, and followed it with serials including Mar Jain Bhi To Kya (2012), Paree (2013), Humnasheen (2013), Woh (2013), Kissey Apna Kahein (2014), Aik Pal (2015), Khilona (2015), Ishq Parast (2015) and Aap Ke Liye (2016).[6][7] Fatyma is currently playing the role of Pari in Express Entertainment's Gustakh Dil. She will also be seen in upcoming romance Zehr opposite Minal Khan and Affan Waheed

Personal life[edit]

Fatyma was born in North Carolina, U.S to Syed Jafri and Mehreen Jafri Syed. She has two brothers, Syed Qasim and Syed Qadir Jafri. The family relocated to Karachi in 1991. She obtained second position in Board of Secondary Education throughout Karachi in her matriculation exams of 2005.[2][5] Fatyma first married Businessman Faraz Khan in January 2014 and the couple divorced the same year.[3] Her second marriage was an arranged one to Canada-based Pakistani physician Ozair Ali. The ceremony was held at Karachi, Pakistan in 2017. Fatyma is currently settled in Ontario, Canada along with her husband. The couple frequently visit their homeland.[8][9]


Fatyma began her career as a commercial model and started appearing in advertisements. After working as a model for a few months, she was offered a comic role in the 2012 Geo TV's sitcom Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga 2. The series proved to be the breakthrough for her.[10] She then starred in leading roles in several successful television series, including the melodramas Mar Jain Bhi To Kya (2012) and Paree (2013), the romance Kissey Apna Kahein (2014), and the religious drama Aik Pal (2015).[10] She then played an obsessed lover in the romantic drama Aik Pagal Si Larki (2013) and a young faithful wife in the family drama Hum Nasheen (2013); the former earned her a Best Soap Actress award and the later earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at Hum Awards.[10][11] Fatyma subsequently received widespread critical appraisal for portraying leading roles in the dramas Khilona (2015), Ishq Parast (2015), Aap Ke Liye (2016) and Yaar-e-Bewafa (2017).[4][8] Besides acting, she serves as an ambassador for a number of brands such as Lipton Tea, Mobilink, Cadbury Perk and Nestle Cerelac.[10]


dagger denotes film / series that has not released yet


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Kis Din Mera Viyah Howay Ga 2 Millie [10]
2012 Hazaron Saal Rida [10]
2012 Sabz Qadam Shanza
2012 Sabz Pari Laal Kabootar Maleeha (Millie)
2012 Mahi Aye Ga Rabab Ramadan special series
2012–2013 Mar Jain Bhi To Kya Nausheen Nominated—Hum Award for Best Soap Actress[10]
2013 Pari Sadaf [10]
2013 Hum Nasheen Mehrunissa Nominated—Hum Award for Best Supporting Actress[10]
2013 Aik Pagal Si Larki Roomi Hum Award for Best Soap Actress[11]
2013 Woh Meher
2013–2014 Meri Beti Iraj [10]
2013 Gumaan Zarish
2014 Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Recurring [10]
2014 Teri Ulfat Mein Mishal (Mishi) [10]
2014 Kissey Apna Kahein Aleezay [10]
2014–2015 Aik Pal Bareera
2015 Khilona Hira [9]
2015 Jeena Dushwar Sahi Sara
2015 Ishq Parast Arsla [9]
2015 Kitna Satatay Ho Hiba
2015 Tum Mere Paas Raho Zoya
2016 Inteqaam Aiza
2016 Dil Haari Muqadass
2016 Aap Ke Liye Washma [4]
2017 Hiddat Nimra [4]
2017 Yaar-e-Bewafa Fiza [8]
2017 Dil-e-Bekhabar Gulnaaz
2019–present Gustakh dil Pari
2019 Zehar dagger TBA Filming[12]

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Desi Girl Videsi Babu Rushna


  1. ^ Zahra, Afshan. "5 Pakistani celebs who were born abroad". Aaj News. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  2. ^ a b "KARACHI: Matric (Science) results announced". DAWN. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Did you know? Arij Fatima parts ways with husband - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 10 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d "Actress Arij Fatyma vents out anger at her haters in Instagram post". Business Recorder. 2018-04-30. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  5. ^ a b "Beautiful Pakistani Actresses". India Times. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  6. ^ "Jibran Syed: Bad Boy to Good Boy". ARY News.
  7. ^ "Arij Fatyma outshines all in 'Ishq Parast'". ARY News. 2015-04-17. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  8. ^ a b c "Congratulations: Actress Arij Fatyma JUST got engaged!". Daily Pakistan. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  9. ^ a b c "Pakistani actress Arij Fatyma to tie knot soon - Entertainment - Dunya News". Dunya News. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Female newcomers ruling Pakistan entertainment industry | Pakistan Today". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  11. ^ a b "Winner List of 2nd Hum Awards". Showbiz Spice. 30 March 2014. Archived from the original on 3 April 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  12. ^ Khan, Saira (2018-09-23). "HIP Exclusive: Arij Fatyma Will Play a Negative Role in her Next 'Zehar'!". HIP. Retrieved 2019-01-18.

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