Feb 11 1950
|Occupation||Television actress, producer, presenter, director|
|Spouse(s)||Film director late Fareed Ahmad (died in 1993)|
Early life and career
When asked in an interview about what she values most in life ? ... Her prompt reply was, "Humanity".
She had started her career with serious plays on Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), however she is known for comedy plays like Akkar Bakkar, Taal Matol, Alif Noon and Such Gup. She also acted in the famous comedy drama Family Front. She has recently acted in another TV comedy named Side Order. Her switch to the comic roles proved to be highly rewarding for her, and she quickly became a top media person in Pakistan.
Some of her well-known TV dramas are:
- Waris- 1979 (as Sughra, wife of Chaudhry Niaz Ali)
- Alif Noon
- Bol Meri Machlee
- Angaar Waadi
- Pani Jaisa Piyar
- Husan Ara Kaun
- Aakhri Barish
- Family Front
- Dhoop Mein Sawan
- Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Noor Bano
- Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain
- Dolly ki Ayegi Baraat
- Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat
- Tanveer Fatima (B.A)- 2009
- Chand Parosa
- Aise jale jiya
- Side Order
- Dil Mohallay Ki Haveli
- Mere Humdum Mere Dost
- Mirat Ul Uroos
- Maikey Ko Dedo Sandes]
- Gul-e-Rana- 2015 (a popular drama)
As a TV director
She was a programmes director at Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore while also performing on the television. In 1997, she launched her own television company named as Samina Ahmad Productions which produced the widely-popular TV drama Family Front.
Awards and nominations
- Nigar Award for 'Best Supporting Actress' in the film Naraaz in 1985.
- Best Director Award in 1999 by PTV.
- Winner: Best Actress Sitcom in a Leading Role in The 1st Indus Drama Awards 2005
- Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 2011
- "Profile of Samina Ahmad". Vidpk.com. Retrieved 3 Oct 2016.
- http://www.mag4you.com/spotlight/spotlight.asp?title=Samina+Ahmed&content_id=5118&bhsh=1024&bhsw=1280&bhiw=1259&bhih=851&bhqs=1#postadcontent, Profile of Samina Ahmad on mag4you.com website, Retrieved 13 Sep 2016
- http://www.citwf.com/film504356.htm, Dukhtar (2014) film and Samina Ahmad (actress) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website, Retrieved 13 Sep 2016
- http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3222308/, Samina Ahmad's filmography and as TV actress on IMDb website, Retrieved 13 Sep 2016
- http://www.janubaba.com/c/forum/topic/20869/Lollywood/Nigar_Awards__Complete_History, Samina Ahmad's 'Best Supporting Actress' Nigar Award info listed on janubaba.com website, Retrieved 3 Oct 2016
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