Sajal Aly

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Sajal Aly
Born (1994-01-17) 17 January 1994 (age 29)[1][2]
  • Actress
  • Model[3]
Years active2009–present
(m. 2020; div. 2022)
RelativesSaboor Aly (sister)

Sajal Aly (born 17 January 1994)[1][2] is a Pakistani actress and model who predominantly appears in Pakistani television and films. Aly received several accolades including five Hum Awards and was considered one of Pakistan's highest-paid actresses.[4] She began her acting career with Geo TV's comedy Nadaaniyaan in 2009 and later on appeared in breakout role of ARY Digital's drama Mehmoodabad Ki Malkain in 2011.

Aly has done some variety of work and is best known for her portrayals of Dr. Zubiya Asfandyar in Yaqeen Ka Safar (2017), Momina Sultan in Alif (2019), Noor-ul-Ain Zaman in Yeh Dil Mera (2019-2020) and Rabia Safeer in Sinf-e-Aahan (2021) all of which her performance was better received.[5]

Early life and family

Aly has one sister Saboor Ali, who is also an actress and one brother.[6] In 2017 Sajal's mother, Rahat died of cancer.[7][8] She married her co-star and actor Ahad Raza Mir in March 2020.[9] The couple were legally divorced in March 2022.[10]


Early career (2009–2011)

Sajal Aly made her acting debut in the year 2009 through a comedy drama Nadaaniyaan which aired on Geo TV. She played the character of Sumbul in Yasir Nawaz's directed drama. In 2011, Sajal featured in Express Entertainment's drama serial Chandni and played her first lead character Chandni for which she received huge appreciation from the audience. She received praise for her breakout role in the 2011 ARY Digital's family drama Mehmoodabad Ki Malkain.[11]

Breakthrough & recognition (2012–2016)

Subsequently, she rose to prominence for portraying leading roles in several successful television series, including the comedy Mohabbat Jaye Bhar Mein (2012), the romances Sitamgar (2012), and Meri Ladli (2012), the family comedy Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah (2013), and the drama Gul-e-Rana (2015).[12][13] Her performance in the teen drama Nanhi (2013), the psychological Sannata (2013), the revenge drama Chup Raho (2014) and the spiritual romance Khuda Dekh Raha Hai (2015), earned her widespread recognition as well as the Lux Style Award for Best Actress nominations.[14][15][16] Sajal garnered critical acclaim for portraying a troubled child in the telefilm Behadd (2013), and an aspiring actress in the relationship drama Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay (2016), her first feature film.[17][18][19]

Rise to prominence (2016–present)

Sajal made her Bollywood film debut starring opposite Sridevi in the 2017 Hindi film Mom.[20] Aly also sang the theme song for the series O Rangreza, in which she plays the character Sassi.[21] She portrays the role of Chammi in 2018 period drama Aangan which aired on Hum TV. She received critical praise for her performance with Dawn IMAGES ranked it as the top 6 performances of television in 2019.[22] Buraq Shabbir of The News International stated, "Sajal Aly stole the limelight and overshadowed everyone and everything else surrounding the recently concluded play."[23] In 2019, Aly was seen portraying Momina Sultan in Geo Entertainment spiritual romantic drama Alif alongside Hamza Ali Abbasi. As of 2019–2020, she appeared in Yeh Dil Mera as Noor-ul-Ain Zaman in Hum TV. In 2021, Sajal appeared on the silver screen as Zara in Urdu-language drama Pakistani film Khel Khel Mein' opposite Bilal Abbas Khan. The film was written and directed by Fizza Ali Meerza.

In 2023, she made her English-language film debut in the British romantic comedy What's Love Got to Do with It? which was produced by Jemima Khan and directed by Shekhar Kapur.



Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2016 Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hay Maira Khan [24]
2017 Mom Aarya Sabarwal Hindi film [25][26]
2021 Khel Khel Mein Zara [27]
2023 What's Love Got to Do with It? Maymouna English film [28]


Year Title Role Network Ref
2009 Nadaaniyaan Sumbul Geo Entertainment
2011 Mehmoodabad Ki Malkain Afreen ARY Digital [29]
2011 Mastana Mahi Suhaai Adal Soomro Hum TV
2011 Meray Qatil Meray Dildar Shifa [29]
2011 Meri Ladli Esha ARY Digital
2011 Chandni Chandni Express Entertainment
2011–2012 Ahmed Habib Ki Betiyan Nida Hum TV
2012 Mohabbat Jaye Bhar Mein Neeli
2012–2013 Sitamgar Zoya
2012 Sasural Ke Rang Anokhay Hadiqa
2012 Mere Khuwabon Ka Diya Raafia Geo Entertainment
2013 Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah Farzana ARY Digital
2013 Nanhi Nanhi Geo Entertainment [29]
2013 Kahani Aik Raat Ki Recurring character ARY Digital
2013 Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain Hum TV
2013 Gohar-e-Nayab Gohar (Gori) A-Plus TV [30]
2013–2014 Aasmanon Pay Likha Qudsiya Geo Entertainment [31]
2013 Sannata Pari / Husna ARY Digital [32]
2014 Qudrat Mehwish
2014 Kahani Raima Aur Manahil Ki Manahil Hum TV
2014–2015 Ladoon Mein Pali Bishma Geo Entertainment
2014–2015 Chup Raho Rameen ARY Digital [33]
2014 Mera Raqeeb Saba A-Plus TV
2014 Chupke Se Bahar Ajaye Saira [34]
2015 Khuda Dekh Raha Hai Zoya
2015–2016 Kis Se Kahoon Hadiqa Qureshi PTV Home [35]
2015–2016 Tum Mere Kya Ho Hina [36]
2015–2016 Gul-e-Rana Gul-e-Rana Hum TV
2016–2017 Mera Yaar Miladay Mushk ARY Digital [37]
2017 Yaqeen Ka Safar Dr. Zubiya Asfandyar Ali Khan Hum TV [38]
2017–2018 O Rangreza Sassi [39]
2018 Noor ul Ain Noor ul Ain ARY Digital [40]
2018–2019 Aangan Chammi Zafar Hum TV [41]
2019 Alif Momina Sultan Geo Entertainment [42]
2019-2020 Yeh Dil Mera Noor-ul-Ain Zaman Hum TV [43]
2021–2022 Ishq E Laa Shanaya Azlan Ahmed [44]
Sinf-e-Aahan Rabia Safeer ARY Digital [45]
2023-Present Kuch Ankahi Aaliya Agha [46]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 O Meri Billi Neelum Express Entertainment
2012 Sitara Ki Muhabbat Sitara Hum TV
2012 Do Dant Ki Mohabbat Sania
2012 Kya Pyar Ho Gaya Shagufta
2013 Doosra Naam Naureen
2013 Behadd Maha
2013 Yaqeen Hania
2013 Band Baj Gaya Mehwish ARY Digital
2013 Bakht Bari Bakhtbari Hum TV
2013 Well In Time Zunaira
2014 Yaqeen Samama
2014 Gidh Kinza
2014 Yoon Hum Miley Wajeeha
2015 Ishq For Sale Naima

Web series

Year Title Role Platform Ref.
2021 Dhoop Ki Deewar Sarah Sher Ali ZEE5 [47]

Awards and nominations

Sajal Aly awards and nominations
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.
Year Content Category Result Ref.
Hum Awards
2013 Mere Qatil Mere Dildar Hum Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2017 Gul-e-Rana Best Actress - Jury Won [48]
Best Actor - popular Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple - Popular with Feroze Khan Nominated
2018 Yaqeen Ka Safar Best Actress Popular Won
Best Onscreen Couple - Popular with Ahad Raza Mir Won [49]
Best Actress - Jury Nominated
Best Onscreen Couple - Jury Nominated
O Rangreza Best on-screen couple Popular with Bilal Abbas Khan Nominated
Best on-screen couple Jury with Bilal Abbas Khan Won [50]
Best Actor Female Popular Nominated
Best Actor Female Jury Won
Lux Style Awards
2014 Nanhi Best Television Actress - Satellite Nominated [51]
2015 Sannata Best Television Actress Nominated [52]
2016 Khuda Dekh Raha Hai Best Television Actress Nominated [53]
2017 Gul-e-Rana Best Television Actress Nominated [54]
Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai Best Actress Nominated [54]
Best Female Debut Nominated
Best Actor in a Leading Role Female Nominated
Best On screen Couple with Feroze Khan Nominated
2018 O Rangreza Best Television Actress Nominated [55]
Yaqeen Ka Safar Best TV Actress Won [55]
2020 Aangan Best Television Actress- Viewer’s Choice Nominated [56]
Best Television Actress- Critics Choice Nominated [57]
2021 Alif Best Television Actress (Critics' Choice) Nominated [58]
Best Television Actress (Viewers' Choice) Nominated [58]
2022 Khel Khel Mein Best Film Actress Won [59]
Pakistan Media Awards
2014 Nanhi Best Drama Actress Nominated [60]
Gohar-e-Nayab Won [60]
47th Nigar Awards
2017 Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai Best Debut Female Nominated
Daily Times
2019 Pride of Pakistan Won
ARY Digital- Social Media Drama Awards 2018
2019 Noor ul Ain Best Couple with Imran Abbas Nominated
Pakistan International Screen Awards
2020 For contribution to Film and Television Nominated
DIAFA Awards
2020 Aangan Best Actress Nominated [61]
Filmfare Middle East Awards
2022 Popular Face of Pakistani Cinema Won


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