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Humayun Saeed
Saeed At The Premier of Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2
Born (1971-07-27) 27 July 1971 (age 47)[1]
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
OccupationFilm actor, producer, television actor
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Samina Humayun Saeed
RelativesSalman Saeed (brother)
Amir Saeed (brother)
Adnan Saeed (brother)
Babar Saeed (brother)

Humayun Saeed (born Humayun Saeed Ansari: 27 July 1971) is a Pakistani actor and producer.[2] Saeed is also a co-founder of the media production house Six Sigma Entertainment Plus which produces television drama serials and commercial movies. He has appeared in dozens of Pakistani television dramas and limited number of films, and earned numerous accolades, including Lux Style Awards[3] and ARY Film Awards[4][5] Saeed Enjoys substantial fan following in Pakistan since the beginning of his career and was often ranked amongst the highest paid TV actors of his time.[6][7]

Early life and family

Saeed was born on 27 July 1971 in Karachi into "a liberal and well-educated Punjabi family."[8] Saeed attended Nasra School in Karachi where he excelled in his studies and earned the distinction throughout his academic career till matriculation.[9] Later he enrolled himself at a prominent institution St. Patrick's college in Karachi and earned a bachelor's degree in commerce.[10] Saeed stated he was happily employed at a garments factory, as a general manager, before he got into the showbizness.[11] He described himself as "shy" when growing up.[12] Saeed is married to Samina Humayun Saeed.


Debut and breakthrough

Saeed began his career as a television producer in the late 80s. His maiden production did not produce favorable results.[13][14][15] After stepping into showbiz, Saeed's powerful presence caught the eye of directors and he was cast in the TV shows for acting roles. He made his acting debut in 1995 with Karooron Ka Aadmi,[16] followed by Ye Jahaan, a musical that was telecast in 1996. The same year he was declared best actor for his performance in Ab Tum Ja Saktay Ho, directed by Mehreen Jabbar, in which he was cast opposite Sania Saeed and Khalida Riyasat.[17] Saeed continued doing TV productions alongside. He partnered with Sultana Siddiqui in late 90s and then Abdullah Kadwani in 2000s for his production companies. He is hailed as one of the most successful producers of the current time.[18] DAWN newspaper wrote "Enter the world of Humayun Saeed; where acting acumen is merged with a flair for business, benchmarks are set while new projects are constantly underway, and brooding romanticism rules supreme. After 15-odd years in the business, he is indubitably at the top of his game".[19][20] Saeed's notable TV work as an actor includes Mehndi, Doraha, Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein, Kaafir, Uraan, Hum Se Juda Na Hona, Ladies Park, Dillagi and guest roles in Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan and Daam. Saeed starred in the Hadiqa Kiani's award winning[21] music video[22] in 2005 called Iss Baar Milo, directed by Jami.[23] Saeed has made appearance on reality shows like Living on the edge as a participant. He also judged a dancing reality show on ARY Digital in 2009.


Saeed made his film debut in 1999 with Samina Peerzada's movie Inteha. He portrayed the negative role in Inteha and went on to receive the National Award – Best Actor – for his role in his very first film.[24][25] Due to poor conditions of Pakistan Film Industry at that time, he did only limited number of movies until the revival of cinema began in 2013. He has done 5 movies since the resurgence of cinema in 2013. Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, Bin Roye,[26] Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and Punjab Nahi Jaungi, 4 of them were declared commercially successful. His film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani holds the record of second highest-grossing film of all time on Pakistani box office,[27] while his another film Punjab Nahi Jaungi has been declared as the highest-grossing Pakistani film of all time and the highest-grossing film of 2017 in Pakistani cinema.[28]

In 2018, he starred in film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2. After its huge box office success, he announced three more films in an interview with Dawn Images, saying that third film in JPNA franchise is in plans to be out "in two years", while he added, "we're working on two other films, one's being written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and the other by Vasay Chaudhry."[29]


Saeed is one of the most decorated Pakistani actors.[30] He has received numerous award nominations and honours including a minimum of 5 Lux Style Awards.[31] He received special recognition awards at Pakistan Achievement Awards 2015 UK and Europe[32] and at 4th Hum Awards in 2016 for his invaluable contribution towards revival of Pakistani cinema.[33][34] Saeed's film Jawani Phir Nahi Ani swept the ARY Film Awards ceremony with total of 17 awards, also earning him the award for the best male actor in a leading role.[35]


Film are currently on Cinema
Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Role(s) Director(s) Notes Ref.
1999 Inteha Zafar Samina Peerzada Debut film
2000 No Paisa No Problem He performed drag act in the movie, a thief disguised as a girl
2007 Mein Ek Din Laut Kay Aaoon Ga Zoheb/Babar Mohammad Javed Fazil
2008 Khulay Aasman Ke Neechay Jawed Sheikh
2009 Jashnn Aman Bajaj Raksha Mistry,
Hasnain S Hyderabadwala
Bollywood Movie
2013 Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Syed Ali Raza Usama Co-produced


2015 Bin Roye Irtaza Shahzad Kashmiri [37]
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry Nadeem Baig Co-produced; Lux Style Award for Best Actor, ARY Film Award for Best Actor [38][39]
2016 Actor in Law Himself Nabeel Qureshi Special Appearance
2017 Yalghaar Trojan (A Militant) Hassan Rana [40][41]
Punjab Nahi Jaungi Fawad Khagga Nadeem Baig Co-produced [42][43]
2018 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 Sherry [44]
2019 Project Ghazi Salaar Nadir Shah [45][46]
2019 Love You Jatta Nadeem Baig [47]


Awards and nominations

Year Category Film/Drama Role Awards Result Ref.
1996 Best Actor in a telefilm (TV) Ab Tum Jaa Saktay Ho Shoukat PTV Awards Won [50]
2000 Best Actor in a negative role(Film) Inteha National Awards Won [51]
2002 Best Actor (TV) Kabhi Kabhi Pyar Mein Babban Mian/Ahmar 1st Lux Style Awards Nominated
2002 Best Actor (TV) Kangan PTV Awards Won [52]
2002 Best Actor Inteha (Film) Graduate Awards Won [53]
2002 Best Actor Inteha (Film) Nigaar Awards Won [54]
2003 Best Actor (TV) Chandni Ratain Asim 2nd Lux Style Awards Won
2004 Best Actor (TV) Mehndi Shahzeb 3rd Lux Style Awards Won
2005 Best Tv actor in a drama series Mujrim (Maa aur mamta) The 1st Indus Drama Awards Won
2005 Best Tv actor (satellite) Hum Say Judaa Na Hona 4th Lux Style Awards Won [55]
2007 Best Tv actor (satellite) Tere Ishq Main 6th Lux Style Awards Nominated
2008 Best Tv actor (satellite) Koi Tau Barish 7th Lux Style Awards Won [56][57]
2010 Best Tv actor (satellite) Ishq Junoon Deewangi Sahil 9th Lux Style Awards Won [58]
2010 Best Tv actor (satellite) Doraha Omar 9th Lux Style Awards Nominated [59]
2014 Best Actor (Film) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Din 13th Lux Style Awards Nominated [60]
2014 Best Actor in a leading role (Popular) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Din 1st ARY Film Awards Nominated [61]
2014 Best Actor in a leading role (Jury) Main Hoon Shahid Afridi Coach Akbar Din 1st ARY Film Awards Won [62]
2016 Best Actor (Film) Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry 15th Lux Style Awards Won [63][64]
2016 Best Actor in a leading role Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Sherry 2nd ARY Film Awards Won [65]
2016 Best Actor (Recognition Award) Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Bin Roye Sherry, Irtaza 4th Hum Awards Won [66][67]

Other awards and honours

  • Best actor for musical telefilm Zeher by Yasir Akhtar[68]
  • Best Actor Award at Pakistan Achievement Awards (2015)[69]
  • Recognition for contribution to Pakistani cinema[70][71]

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