Samina Ahmad

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Samina Ahmad
Born
Samina Ahmad

(1950-02-11) 11 February 1950 (age 69)
OccupationTelevision actress, producer, presenter, director
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Film director late Fareed Ahmad (died in 1993)
AwardsPride 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.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

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.[3]

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).[4] 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.[2]

As a TV director[edit]

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.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

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).[6]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes Ref
1984 Naraaz
2014 Dukhtar Rukhsana [7]
2018 Load Wedding Raja's Mother [1]

Television[edit]

Some of her well-known TV dramas are:

  • Bol Meri Machlee
  • Chand Parosa
  • Side Order
  • HooBahoo
  • Husan Ara Kaun
  • Dhoop Mein Sawan
  • Talluq
Year Title Network Notes
1979 Waris[5] PTV as Sughra, wife of Chaudhry Niaz Ali
1980 Alif Noon PTV
1994 Angaar Waadi PTV as Dr's Hajra's mother
1997 Family Front[4][2][5] 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
2014 Dukhtar Urdu
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
2015 Bojh Geo TV
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 Pinjra A-Plus Entertainment
2017 Ghairat ARY Digital
2017 Yaar-e-Bewafa Geo Entertainment as Humera
2017 Baday Mian TVOne Pakistan Telefilm
2017 Super Saas 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
2018 Siskiyaan BOL
2018 Dilaara BOL
2019 Dil-e-Bereham A-Plus TV
2019 Do Bol ARY Digital as Firdous
2019 Suno Chanda 2 Hum TV as Bi jaan

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Award Category Result
1985 'Naraaz Nigar Award 'Best Supporting Actress Won
1999 Herself PTV Awards Best Director Award by PTV.[5][2] 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Shabbir, Buraq. "Samina Ahmed on her role in Load Wedding". The News International (newspaper) website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d MariaS (1 October 2012). "Famous TV actress of Pakistan: Samina Ahmed". Pakistan 360 degrees website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ a b c Zoya Anwer (29 May 2015). "6 Pakistani comedy shows that need to make a comeback". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d Profile of Samina Ahmad on tv.com.pk website Retrieved 21 March 2019
  6. ^ Shoaib Ahmed (17 April 2007). "W.Z. Ahmed passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. ^ Dukhtar (2014) film and Samina Ahmad (actress) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 20 March 2019

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