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Hareem Farooq
Born Hareem Farooq
Nationality Pakistani
Education Quaid-i-Azam University , Islamabad
Alma mater Quaidian
Occupation Actress, Producer
Years active 2012–present

Hareem Farooq (Urdu: حریم فاروق‎) is a Pakistani theatre, film and television actress and a film producer, known for her work in the serial Diyar-e-Dil[1] and Pawnay 14 August. She co-produced Janaan[2]’ followed by her 2018 blockbuster Parchi[3]’. She is the first female celebrity to get the honor of hosting The Pakistan Super League[4] in the same year.

Early life[edit]

Hareem Farooq was born on May[5] 26, 1989, in Islamabad and spent most of her time in that city before she moved with her family to Karachi. The actress received early education from Karachi Grammar School. She did her bachelors in Sociology[6] and Journalism[7] from Quaid-e-Azam University[8], Islamabad, after which she began her career in acting.


Hareem Farooq began her career in the year 2012 in theatre playing the leading role of Fatima Jinnah in ‘Pawnay 14 August’ and Kiran in Aangan Terha[9]. The following year, she made her big screen debut with a leading role in the 2013 horror thriller film ‘Siyaah[10]’. Hareem made her television debut with ‘Mausam[11]’ alongside Ahsan Khan and Yumna Zaidi[12] in 2014 on the Pakistani top TV Channel Hum TV. After her first drama becoming the super hit, she has given many popular dramas to the showbiz industry like ‘Doorsri Biwi’ and ‘Mere Humdum Mere Dost[13]’ and ‘Diyar-e-Dil[14] in 2015. Farooq was also part of the television drama ‘Sanam[15]’. In the same year, she played the lead role in the film ‘Dobara Phir se[16]’ and was a co-producer of the feature film ‘Janaan’. She made her debut with the comedy flick Parchi as the lead role in which she played the character of a female don, with co-stars Ali Rehman Khan, Ahmed Ali Akbar and Usman Mukhtar in lead roles.

In addition to a successful and growing acting career, in 2015, Farooq took over an additional hat of becoming Pakistan’s first female actor-producer, by joining her childhood best friend and producer of her debut film, Imran Raza Kazmi as a partner in IRK Films and went on to produce ‘Janaan[17]’ with him, followed by her 2018 blockbuster ‘Parchi[18]’.

In the year 2018, she also went into forming a global entertainment company, IHA Entertainment with Arif Lakhani and Imran Raza Kazmi, which soon entered into an agreement with top entertainment in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), as the first distribution firm.

Hareem is also the first female celebrity to get the honor of hosting The Pakistan Super League in February 2018, where she hosted the 3rd PSL opening ceremony in Dubai.[19]

She has also signed on to become the official Spokesperson for Loreal Professional, Pakistan in 2017.



Flim Role Year Note
Siyaah Zara 2013 [20]
Janaan co-producer/cameo 2016 [21]
Dobara Phir Se Zainab 2016 [22]
Allahyar and the legend of Markhor vo/cameo 2017
Parchi Eman 2018 [23]


Year Drama/Play Role
2014 Mausam Saman[24]
2014 Mere Humdum Mere Dost Sajeela[25]
2014 Dusri Bivi Ayesha Hassan[24]
2014 Eid Hungama Herself
2015 Diyar-e-Dil Arjumand Khan[24]
2015 Mere Jeevan Saathi Habiba[26]
2015 Tere Baghair Rabia Salman[27]
2016 Dil-e-Beqarar Farida Javed[28]
2016 Sanam Ayla[29]
2017 Baaghi cameo
2017/18 Miss Veet Pakistan celebrity judge[30]
2018 Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka Dania[31]


Hum Awards 2017

Hum Eid Show 2017 (2 episodes)

3rd PSL Opening Ceremony


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  2. ^ "Janaan", Wikipedia, 2018-05-24, retrieved 2018-06-12 
  3. ^ "Parchi (film)", Wikipedia, 2018-06-11, retrieved 2018-06-12 
  4. ^ "Pakistan Super League", Wikipedia, 2018-06-09, retrieved 2018-06-12 
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  7. ^ "Journalism", Wikipedia, 2018-05-31, retrieved 2018-06-12 
  8. ^ "Quaid-i-Azam University", Wikipedia, 2018-05-15, retrieved 2018-06-12 
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  19. ^ "Dubai", Wikipedia, 2018-06-09, retrieved 2018-06-12 
  20. ^ Alavi, Omair (July 6, 2015). "Hareem Farooq: the crying game". Dawn News. 
  21. ^ "Teaser release: Reham Khan's upcoming film 'Janaan' looks promising". The Express Tribune. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Dobara Phir Se is not a teeny bopper love story, says Mehreen Jabbar". Dawn. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  23. ^ NewsBytes. "Parchi is an exploration of the action-thriller genre". Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  24. ^ a b c ""I'm not a size zero fan at all" — Hareem Farooq". Buraq Shabbir. The News. February 14, 2016. 
  25. ^ "14 Pakistani dramas that ruled our television screens in 2014". Farman Nawaz. Express Tribune. January 2, 2015. 
  26. ^ "Gohar Rasheed shares sizzling chemistry with Hareem Farooq in new drama". July 23, 2015. 
  27. ^ "TV Plays To Watch This Season". The News. January 17, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Dil-e-Beqarar' to launch on Hum TV". April 6, 2016. 
  29. ^ "It's hard pulling off glamour with decency in Pakistan: Hareem Farooq". Express Tribune. April 26, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Hareem Farooq joins 'Miss Veet Pakistan' as Judge". The Nation. 2017-07-09. Retrieved 2018-06-15. 
  31. ^ "Hareem Farooq, Ali Rehman Khan reunite for TV serial". Retrieved 2018-05-22. 

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