Samina Peerzada

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Samina Peerzada
Samina Butt

(1945-08-09) August 9, 1945 (age 74)[1]
Lahore, Pakistan
ResidenceLahore, Karachi, Pakistan
Other namesJea, Lisa
Alma materPECHS, Karachi Government College of Commerce & Economics, Karachi
OccupationActress, Producer & Director, Activist
Years active1982 – Present
Known forPerformance, Progress, Peace
Notable work
Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan
Spouse(s)Usmaan Peerzada
ChildrenTwo daughters

Samina Peerzada (Urdu: ثمینہ پیرزادہ‎) is a film and television actress, producer and director from Pakistan.

Personal life[edit]

Samina was born into a Kashmiri family in Lahore, but was raised in Karachi, Sindh Pakistan. After graduating in commerce she chose to pursue a career in acting. After many successful years of acting in television dramas and minor roles in television advertisements Samina was cast in starring roles in several films.

She married Usmaan Peerzada,[2] a fellow media personality, in 1975. The couple have two daughters, Anum and Amal.[3][4] Their younger daughter Amal is a miniature artist.[5][6]


Samina started her career in 1982 and has acted in several films including Nazdikiyan, Mukhra, Bazar-e-Husn, Shaadi Mere Shohar Ki and Bulandi.

She has traveled widely and has also performed in Oslo at The International Ibsen Festival.[7] Her notable stage performances include productions such as Raaz-o-Niaz and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.[7]

She has a long list of television plays to her credit including Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Rehaai, Durr-e-Shahwar Dastaan and Karobi.

Upcoming work[edit]

Her first Hollywood film, The Valley, is in post-production phase and will be releasing soon.[8] Alyy Khan, another actor from Pakistan is also starring in this film.

As director[edit]

Samina Peerzada made her directorial debut through Inteha, a critically acclaimed film[2] addressing the social issue of marital rape. Subsequently, she directed the less well-received commercial film Shararat.[2]


Samina Peerzada's directorial debut Inteha received nine national awards.[2] She was also conferred with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Beyond the Mango Film Festival held in Bradford, UK, in November 2013. She consecutively won the Hum Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 and 2014 for Roshan Sitara and Zindagi Gulzar Hai.[9][10] She was decorated with Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Television by Hum TV at the 3rd Hum Awards held in Dubai in April 2015.[11][12][13]




Drama Role Year Broadcasting Network Additional Notes
Darya Wife 1983 PTV Plays the role of a runaway (city) wife who finds protection, acceptance, respect, love and boundless affection from simple village folks making a lifelong bond by marrying into the tribe.
Zard Dopehar 1995 PTV
Wafa Kay Mausam Mother 2001 PTV
Sheeshay Ka Mahal 2002 PTV
Thori Si Mohabbat Leading Lady 2004 Geo TV
Ana Sadiqa 2004 PTV
Dil, Diya, Dehleez Sheher Bano 2006 Hum TV Dil, Diya, Dehleez is a drama which is based on the novel of same name by Riffat Siraj
Tere Aajaney Se 2006 TV ONE
Ishq Ki Inteha 2009 Geo TV Nominated for Best TV Serial
Thori Door Sath Chalo 2009 Hum TV
Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan Tai Amma 2009 Geo TV Meri Zaat is the most-viewed serial on Geo TV to date.
Noorpur Ki Rani Anna 2009 Hum TV
Tair-e-Lahooti 2009 Hum TV
Mohabbat Kon rokay 2009 ARY Digital
Dil Ki Dehleez Par 2009 PTV
The Ghost 2009 Hum TV
Dil-e-Nadan 2009 Geo TV
Kalmoohi Aasiya 2010 PTV
Natak Mandi 2010 PTV
Bebak 2010 Hum TV
Dastaan Bibi/Saleha 2010 Hum TV Dastaan is based on a novel on the independence of Pakistan written by Razia Butt
Kafir Mehwish 2011 ARY Digital
Pani Jaisa Piyar Arfa 2011 Hum TV
Koi Lamha Gulab Ho 2011 Hum TV
Rangeelpur Mother 2011 PTV
Mera Naseeb Salima 2011 Hum TV
Kuch Khwab Thay Meray Annie 2011 ARY Digital
Durr-e-Shahwar Durr-e-Shahwar 2012 Hum TV A phenomenal show that explores the difficulties faced by women after marriage
Shehr-e-Zaat Naani/Amma 2012 Hum TV
Roshan Sitara Roshan Ara's mother 2012 Hum TV
Zindagi Gulzar Hai Rafia (Kashaf's Mother) 2012 Hum TV Hum Award for Best Supporting Actress. Plays the role of a mother every one of us would want to have.
Ghaao Mahjabeen 2012 Geo TV
Rehaai Sumaira 2013 Hum TV Plays the role of a mother(in-law) every married lady would want to have, supportive, sensitive and always defending the rights and aspirations of daughter-in-law(s).
Kuch Is Tarah 2013 PTV
Chaar Chaand Mother 2013 Geo TV
Meri Beti Airaj's Grandmother 2013 ARY Digital
Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain Mother 2014 Hum TV Episode: Wida Na Karna Maa
Kaanch 2014 ARY Digital
Adhura Milan Elderly lady 2014 A-Plus Entertainment
Neelum Kinaray 2015 Hum TV
Judai 2016 ARY Digital
Beqasoor 2016 ARY Digital
Aap Ke Liye Nishat Malik 2016 ARY Digital Plays the role of a crafty elder sister.
Be Aib Sadaf 2016 Urdu1 Plays the role of a high headed and very haughty lady.
Saanp Seerhi Mother 2017 Express Entertainment Plays the role of a loving Mother.
Rasm E Duniya Elder Sister-in-Law 2017 ARY Digital Plays the role of a family matriarch.
Ghanti Wife PTV
Hissar Wife PTV
Karb Wife PTV
Kathputli Wife PTV
Musafirkhana Lady passenger PTV
Doosra Chehra PTV
Jab Jab Dil Milay PTV
Mallika-e-Alam PTV
Saahil PTV
Raat PTV
Chakkar-e-Azam PTV
Fishaar PTV
Hisaar PTV
Karobi PTV
Panah PTV


Telefilm Role Year Broadcasting Network
Climax Elderly Lady Lover 2009 Hum TV
Band Bajj Gaya Elderly Lady 2010 ARY Digital
Lunch With Lubna Mad Lady 2012 Hum TV
Zindagi Ab Bhi Muskurati Hai Mother 2013 Hum TV
Lakeerain Mother 2013 Express Entertainment
Chor Babul Ka Ghar Mother 2013 ARY Digital
Noor (Musical Telefilm) Elderly lady 2017 Urdu1


Film Role Year Additional Notes
The Blood of Hussain Lisa (General's daughter) 1980 Released in February 1981 in the UK. Banned in Pakistan.
Shaadi Mere Shohar Ki Leading Lady 1986
Mukhra Nadeem's sister 1988 Punjabi film
Bazar-e-Husn 1988
Bulandi Mother 1990
Nazdeekiyan Samina Pirzada 1991
Pabandi 1992
Khwahish 1993 aka The Wish (International: English title)
Zar Gul Nawab's Wife 1997
The Valley Didi 2017 Upcoming Hollywood film


Film Role Year Additional Notes
Zar Gul Director, writer, Nawab's Wife 1997
Inteha Director, Producer 1999 The movie was Samina Peerzada's debut directorial attempt[14]
Shararat Director 2003

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "An interview with Pakistani Film and TV Actress/Director Samina Pirzada". Retrieved 8 July 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Interview: Samina Peerzada - Arts & Culture - Newsline". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Usman Peerzada". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Good parenting: All about my mother". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Surrealistic paintings showcased". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Amal Peerzada's painting exhibition today". Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Samina Peerzada Ensemble". Retrieved 9 September 2015.
  8. ^ "actor-alyy-khan-to-star-in-american-movie-the-valley/". Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Beyond the Mango Film Festival (Nov 1-9 2013)". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  10. ^ "New Centre for World Cinemas podcast". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  11. ^ "Servis 3rd HUM Awards". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. ^ "Winners of the 3rd Hum Awards 2015". Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  13. ^ "HUM TV Awards 2015: 'Sadqay Tumhare' a clear winner". Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  14. ^ Indrajit Banerjee; Stephen Logan (15 July 2008). Asian Communication Handbook 2008. Asian Media Information & Communication Centre. p. 387. ISBN 978-9814136105. Retrieved 14 April 2012.

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