11 February 1950
|Occupation||Television actress, producer, presenter, director|
|Spouse(s)||Film director late Fareed Ahmad (died in 1993)|
|Awards||Pride of Performance (2011)|
Samina Ahmad is a Pakistani television actress, stage performer, television producer and television director. She is a veteran TV actress with almost 50 years of work experience. She was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Pride of Performance in 2011. One of her most recent roles include Bi Jaan in Hum TV's acclaim series Suno Chanda and Suno Chanda 2.
Early life and career
Samina was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Her father was Director Forests, West Pakistan and mother was housewife. Her father died in 1965 and mother in 2018. She is the elder among her 5 siblings. She has done Bachelors in Home Economics.
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 (1997 Comedy Drama TV Series). 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. When asked in an interview about what she values most in life ? ... Her prompt reply was, "Humanity". Samina Ahmad was just an 18 year old college student in Lahore, Pakistan, when she first started working for Pakistan Television Corporation. During her long career, she has also worked at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore as a Program Director for two decades. Despite her busy professional career, Samina Ahmed has also been an active member of Women's Action Forum in Pakistan.
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.
Samina Ahmad was married to a Pakistani film producer/director Fariduddin Ahmed who died in 1993. Fariduddin Ahmed was the son of veteran film producer/director W.Z. Ahmed who made a popular Pakistani film Waada (1957).
|2018||Load Wedding||Raja's Mother|||
Some of her well-known TV dramas are:
- Bol Meri Machlee
- Chand Parosa
- Side Order
- Husan Ara Kaun
- Dhoop Mein Sawan
|1979||Waris||PTV||as Sughra, wife of Chaudhry Niaz Ali|
|1994||Angaar Waadi||PTV||as Dr's Hajra's mother|
|1997||Family Front||PTV||as Nusrat|
|2009||Tanveer Fatima (B.A)||Geo TV|
|2009||Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat||Geo TV||as Mehr-un-Nisa|
|2010||Noor Bano (TV serial)||Hum TV||as Bi Jaan|
|2010||Dolly ki Ayegi Baraat||Geo TV||Sequel of Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat|
|2010||Dastaan||Hum TV||Special appearance as Orphanage care taker, Bano came to Pakistan after partition and stayed in her orphanage.|
|2011||Kitni Girhain Baqi Hain||Hum TV||Anthology series - Episodic role|
|2011||Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat||Geo TV||Sequel of Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat|
|2011||Akhri Barish||Hum TV|
|2011||Pani Jaisa Piyar||Hum TV||as Nuzhat|
|2012||Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat||Geo TV||Sequel of Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat|
|2012-2013||Mirat Ul Uroos||Geo TV||as Asghari|
|2013||Dil Muhallay Ki Haveli||Geo TV||as Amma Bi|
|2014||Mere Humdum Mere Dost||Urdu 1|
|2015||Sawaab||Hum Sitaray||Ramadan special drama, her role was Fehmida (Nimra's mother-in-law)|
|2015||Maikey Ko Dedo Sandes||Geo TV|
|2015||Sangat||Hum TV||as Adnan and Farah's mother|
|2015-2016||Gul-e-Rana||Hum TV||as Jazba Aapi|
|2016||Iss Khamoshi Ka Matlab||Geo Entertainment|
|2016||Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain (Season 2)||Hum TV||Anthology series - Episodic role in Aisa Bus Dramon Main Hota Hai|
|2016||Naimat||ARY Digital||as Babar's mother|
|2016-2017||Dil Banjaara||Hum TV||as Zubaida Mukhtar (Nida's aunt)|
|2017||Sun Yaara||Ary Digital||as Amna, Rafia's sister and Roshni's grandmother|
|2017||Yaar-e-Bewafa||Geo Entertainment||as Humera|
|2017||Baday Mian||TVOne Pakistan||Telefilm|
|2017||Aangan||ARY Digital||as Zaitoon Bano|
|2018||Ustani Jee||Hum TV||as Anwar's mother|
|2018||Suno Chanda||Hum TV||as Bi jaan|
|2018||Kabhi Band Kabhi Baja||Express Entertainment||Ep:4 Diana Cottage|
Ep:10 "Ammi Nahi Manengi"
|2018||Khatti Methi Love Story||Express Entertainment|
|2019||Do Bol||ARY Digital||as Firdous|
|2019||Suno Chanda 2||Hum TV||as Bi jaan|
Awards and nominations
|1985||'Naraaz||Nigar Award||'Best Supporting Actress||Won|
|1999||Herself||PTV Awards||Best Director Award by PTV.||Won|
|2005||Herself||The 1st Indus Drama Awards||Best Actress Sitcom in a Leading Role||Won|
|2011||Herself||Pride of Performance Award||Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan||Won|
- Shabbir, Buraq. "Samina Ahmed on her role in Load Wedding". The News International (newspaper) website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- MariaS (1 October 2012). "Famous TV actress of Pakistan: Samina Ahmed". Pakistan 360 degrees website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- Rewind with Samina Peerzada (6 June 2019), Suno Chanda & Do Bol's Legend Samina Ahmad | Part I | Rewind With Samina Peerzada, retrieved 6 June 2019
- Zoya Anwer (29 May 2015). "6 Pakistani comedy shows that need to make a comeback". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- Profile of Samina Ahmad on tv.com.pk website Retrieved 21 March 2019
- Shoaib Ahmed (17 April 2007). "W.Z. Ahmed passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
- Dukhtar (2014) film and Samina Ahmad (actress) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 20 March 2019
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