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Early life and career
He rose to prominence during the late 1990s, when he created the sitcom Shashlik which ran for over three years on PTV, while his first television drama as a director was Piya Naam Ka Diya in 2007, in which he acted opposite filmstar Saima Noor and Irum Akhtar. Sarmad then served as executive director for a soap serial named Mujhe Apna Naam-o-Nishan Milay, directed by his sister Kanwal Khoosat. Khoosat's TV drama, Kalmoohi that he wrote and directed, began airing on PTV in early 2010, also got good reviews. In 2011, he gained significant prominence and acclaim with the TV drama Pani Jaisa Piyar that aired on Hum TV. It won him the best director award for it on LUX Style Awards. He directed Jal Pari, which was aired on Geo TV. He went on to direct Humsafar for Hum TV, which became an overnight success. His serial Shehr-e-Zaat was especially popular with women.
He has directed episodes for Faseele Jaan Se Aagay and Ashk.
In October 2018 he delivered a 24-hour-long live act, No Time To Sleep, enacting the last 24 hours of a death row prisoner’s life, a performance which earned him critical appreciation.
|2007||Piya Naam Ka Diya||Geo TV||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Mujhe Apna Naam-o-Nishan Milay||Geo TV||Yes||No|
|2011||Pani Jaisa Pyar||Hum TV||Yes||No|
|Mera Yaqeen||Ary Digital||Yes||No|
|2016||Mor Mahal||Geo TV||Yes||No|
|2017||Teri Raza||Ary Digital||No||Yes|
|Mujhay Jeenay Do||Urdu 1||No||Yes|
|Main Manto||Geo TV||Yes||Yes|
|2018||Noor ul Ain||Ary Digital||Yes||No|
|Aakhri Station||Ary Digital||Yes||Yes|
|2013||Aina||Yes||No||Remake of Aina, a 1977 classic|
|2016||Ek Thi Marium||Yes||No||Based on the life of female fighter pilot Marium Mukhtiar|
|2015||Manto||Yes||Yes||Played the titular role of Manto|
|2019||Zindagi Tamasha ||Yes||No||Punjabi film|
Awards and recognition
Sarmad Khoosat Film .
- "Shehr-e-Zaat: A spiritual romance". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
- "Profile and interview of Sarmad Khoosat". Telepk.com website. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
- Tayyaba Rana (8 February 2016), "The extremely talented Kanwal Khoosat gets 'HIP'", hip. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
- "'Pani Jaisa Pyar' TV Drama Review". dramapakistani.net website. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- "International Segment: Humsafar, a journey you wouldn't want to miss". 18 October 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- Atiqa Odho (24 February 2012). "Humsafar — Mohabbaton ka safar". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- "Humsafar: Here's what the noise is about". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 14 December 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- Raza, Rahib (2011-02-13). "Festival at LUMS: Learning from others key to reviving film industry – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
- NewsBytes (30 October 2018), "Sarmad Khoosat expresses gratitude for overwhelming response on No Time To Sleep", The News International. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
- Ahmed Sarym (30 November 2015), "Saqib Malik is working on four scripts at the moment", hip. Retrieved 31 October 2018
- Instep Desk (4 October 2018), "Sarmad Khoosat announces two films", The News International. 31 October 2018.
- Sarmad Khoosat to receive 'Pride of Performance' award, Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 15 August 2016, Retrieved 1 September 2017
- Zindagi Tamasha :Circus of Life, Highlights Critical Social Issues, Mediachowk