Page extended-protected

Saba Qamar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Saba Qamar
Saba Qamar.jpg
Saba Qamar at the 2017 Masala Awards
Born Saba Qamar Zaman
(1984-04-05) 5 April 1984 (age 34)
Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Television Actress, Film Actress
Years active 2004–present
Known for Pakistani Dramas
Honours Pride of Performance

Saba Qamar Zaman (Urdu: 'صبا قمر زمان‬; born April 5, 1984[1]) is a Pakistani film and television actress. One of Pakistan's most popular and highest-paid actresses, Qamar is the recipient of several accolades, including Lux Style Awards, Hum Awards and a Filmfare Award nomination.[2]

Qamar made her debut with a role in the television series Main Aurat Hoon (2005). Internationally, she received critical acclaim for her portrayal in the comedy-drama Hindi Medium (2017), which ranks among highest-grossing Indian films of all time and earned her nomination for Filmfare Best Actress Award.

Early life and career

Born in Hyderabad and raised in Gujranwala, Qamar moved to Lahore to pursue further studies. Qamar made her debut in Lahore in the PTV Home TV series Main Aurat Hoon.[3] She won the PTV award for the best TV actress in both public and jury choice categories at the 16th Annual PTV awards, held on 23 July 2011 for her role in Tinkay. This was followed by a Supporting role in the PTV Home's social drama on women, Bint e Adam. Her role in the series was of a rich brat who falls for a boy from poor background, and marries him against her cruel father's wishes. Bint e Adam was a major critical and commercial hit, however, critics noted that her role was "limited" from an acting point of view.[4] She won the Best TV Actress trophy for her role as Suraiya in Dastaan, at the first Pakistan Media Awards (2010), and was also the recipient of the Best TV Actress trophy in both the public and jury choice categories at the 16th annual PTV Awards (2011). She has won the award for best actress at the 17th Annual PTV Awards (2012) for her role in Tera Pyar Nahin Bhoole.[3]

In 2015, she made her film debut in the movie Manto, directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat.[5] She appeared in the spin-off to Karachi Se Lahore, called Lahore Se Aagey.[6] She made her debut in the Hindi film industry, in Saket Chaudhary's film Hindi Medium, opposite Irrfan Khan.[7] The film became a sleeper hit in India[8] and China.[9]


Films that have not released yet Denotes films that have not released yet


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Aina Rita Television film
Nominated–Tarang Housefull Awards for Best Actress
2015 Manto Noor Jehan Nominated–ARY Film Award for Best Supporting Actress
2016 Lahore Se Aagey Taraa Ahmed Nominated–Lux Style Awards for Best Film Actress
8969 Motia [10]
2017 Hindi Medium Meeta Batra Hindi Movie Nominated–Filmfare Awards for Best Actress
2018 Moomal Rano TBA Post Production [11][12]
Naiki Kar Doob Marr unknown Hum TV


Awards and nominations

Year Content Award Category Result
2010 Jinnah Ke Naam Lux Style Awards Best TV Actress (Terrestrial) Nominated
2011 Tinkay PTV Awards Best Actress Jury Won[13]
Best Actress Viewers Won[13][14]
Lux Style Awards Best TV Actress (Terrestrial) Won
Dastaan Pakistan Media Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2012 Tera Pyar Nahi Bhoolay PTV Awards Best Actress Jury Won[15]
Best Actress Viewers Nominated[15]
Lux Style Awards Best TV Actress (Terrestrial) Won
Pani Jaisa Pyar Satellite Best TV Actress Won
2013 Maat Pakistan Media Awards Best Actress Won[16]
Aina Tarang Housefull Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best On Screen Couple Nominated
Maat Hum Awards Best Actress Nominated
Yahan Pyar Nahi Hai Best Actress Nominated
Maat Lux Style Awards Satellite Best TV Actress Nominated
2014 Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi Hum Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Actress Popular Nominated
2015 Sannata Lux Style Awards Satellite Best TV Actress Nominated
Bunty I Love You Hum Awards Best Actress Won
Best Actress Popular Nominated
Most Impactful Character Won
Digest Writer Best Actress Nominated
Best Actress Popular Nominated
2016 Sangat Hum Awards Best Actress Nominated
Best Actress Popular Nominated
Manto ARY Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Galaxy Lollywood Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Government of Pakistan Contribution to arts Pride of Performance Honorary
2017 Lahore Se Aagey Galaxy Lollywood Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Female Nominated
Best Dance Performance (along with Yasir Hussain) Nominated
Best On Screen Couple (along with Yasir Hussain) Nominated[17]
Lux Style Awards Best Actress Film Nominated
Nigar Awards Best Actress Won
Mein Sitara Lux Style Awards Best Television Actress Nominated
Besharam Best Television Actress Nominated
ARY Viewers Choice Awards Best Couple (along with Zahid Ahmed) Nominated
Best Actress Won[18]
2018 Hindi Medium Star Screen Awards Most Promising Newcomer - Female Nominated
Masala! Awards Breakthrough Performance of the Year Won[19]
Filmfare Awards Best Actress[20] Nominated
Bollywood Film Journalist’s Awards Best Female Debut Won[21][22]
Baaghi Lux Style Awards Best TV Actress[23] Won [24]

See also


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday Saba Qamar!". Retrieved 9 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Here's the official list of nominations for 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-01-18. 
  3. ^ a b "First person: Scent of a woman". April 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "16th PTV Awards ceremony honours artists". Pakistan Today. 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  5. ^ "Must watch: Literary genius Manto comes to life in much-awaited biopic". Dawn News. August 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW: Lahore Se Aagey". Samaa TV. November 12, 2016. 
  7. ^ Staff, Images (13 April 2017). "You can't judge someone's capabilities based on the language they know, shares Saba Qamar". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  8. ^ "Hindi Medium - Movie". Box Office India. Retrieved 2017-07-28. 
  9. ^ Tripathi, Rajat. "Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium BEATS the first day collections of Dangal and Bajrangi Bhaijaan in China". Bollywood Life. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  10. ^ "Yearly Boxoffice Report Card 2016 :: ARY Films Stands Out". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  11. ^ NewsBytes. "Saba Qamar and Ahsan Khan starrer Moomal Rano to premiere in Pakistan". 
  12. ^ "Ahsan Khan and Saba Qamar's film 'Moomal Rano' is finally releasing". 9 February 2018. 
  13. ^ a b InpaperMagazine, From (21 August 2011). "Winners of the 16th PTV Awards". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "16th PTV Awards ceremony honours artists". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "17th PTV Awards: Noman Ejaz & Saba Qamar Win Best Actor Awards". 12 June 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  16. ^ "3rd Pakistan Media Awards 2012 Winners List". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  17. ^ Lollywood, Galaxy (7 March 2017). "Winners of 3rd Galaxy Lollywood Awards 2017". Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  18. ^ "ARY Viewers Choice Awards – Winners Announced!". 17 January 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  19. ^ "Here Are All The Celebrity Award Winners at Masala! Awards 2017". Masala! - Bollywood Gossip News, Indian Celebrities and Pictures. Retrieved 2018-01-13. 
  20. ^ "Nominations for the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018". Filmfare. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 18 January 2018. 
  21. ^ India-West, R.M. VIJAYAKAR, Special to. "Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao Emerge Big Winners at Powerbrand Bollywood Film Journalists Awards: See Pics". India West. Retrieved 2018-03-10. 
  22. ^ (PDF)  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "LSA 2018 entertainment nominations are out now". DAWN Images. 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  24. ^ "Here are the winners from the Lux Style Awards 2018". 

External links