Sarmad Khoosat

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Sarmad Khoosat
Born May 7th 1979
Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, Director, Screen-Writer
Years active 1999–present
Parent(s) Irfan Khoosat

Sarmad Khoosat (born May 7, 1979) is a Pakistani actor, director and screenwriter best known for directing the dramas Humsafar and Shehr-e-Zaat.[1] He is the son of veteran actor Irfan Khoosat.[2] He rose to prominence during the mid-1990s when he created the sitcom Shashlick,[3] which ran for over three years on PTV.

Career[edit]

Khoosat's first television drama as a director was Piya Naam Ka Diya in 2007 in which he acted opposite filmstar Saima Syed Noor, and Irum Akhtar. Sarmad then directed a soap serial named Mujhay Apna Naam O Nishaan Milay. Khoosat's 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 drama Pani Jaisa Piyar[4] 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 popular with women.[5][6][7][8]

He wrote the script for Saqib Malik's production Ajnabee Shehr Mein.[2] He directed episodes for Faseele Jaan Se Aagay[3] and Ashk. In 2016 he completed shooting Main Manto. Khoosat directed the remake of the Pakistani film, Aina (1977) as a telefilm.

He conducted a workshop at the Lahore University of Management Sciences's annual amateur film festival in June 2011[9]

Academically, he graduated from Government College University and earned a Masters in Psychology and a gold medal. He was a member of the Debating Society of GCU.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Drama
Year Title Channel
2010 Zinnia PTV
2010 Kalmoohi PTV
2011 Pani Jaisa Pyar Hum TV
Humsafar Hum TV
2012 Ashk Geo TV
Shehr-e-Zaat Hum TV
Mera Yaqeen Ary Digital
Daagh Ary Digital
2015 Main Manto Geo TV
2016 Mor Mahal Geo TV
2017 Dankay ki Chot Geo TV

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2015 Manto Director/Saadat Hasan Manto
2016 Ek Thi Marium Director

Telefilm[edit]

Dhokay Baaz - Hum TV

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shehr-e-Zaat: A spiritual romance". Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Latest Interview with Sarmad Khoosat". Telepk.com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  3. ^ a b "'TV, today, is truly an idiot box that kills visceral continuity' — Sarmad Khoosat -DAWN Images; October 22, 2006". Archives.dawn.com. 2006-10-22. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Pani Jaisa Pyar Review". Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "International Segment: Humsafar, a journey you wouldn't want to miss". Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  6. ^ fatima (2011-10-22). "2 cents on Humsafar's Journey so far". OyeDramay. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  7. ^ "Humsafar — Mohabbaton ka safar". Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Humsafar: Here's what the noise is about". Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  9. ^ Raza, Rahib (2011-02-13). "Festival at LUMS: Learning from others key to reviving film industry – The Express Tribune". Tribune.com.pk. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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