Sarmad Khoosat

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Sarmad Khoosat
Native name سرمد کھوسٹ
Born (1979-05-07) May 7, 1979 (age 39)
Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actor, Director, Screenwriter
Years active 1999–present
Parent(s) Veteran actor Irfan Khoosat

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

Early life and career[edit]

Khoosat's 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 directed a soap serial named Mujhay Apna Naam O Nishaan Milay. 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[3] 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.[4][5][6]

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

He conducted a workshop at the Lahore University of Management Sciences's annual amateur film festival in June 2011.[7]

Academically, he graduated from Government College University (Lahore) and earned a master's degree in Psychology and a gold medal. He also was a member of the Debating Society of GCU.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Drama
Year Title
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
2016 Mor Mahal Geo TV
2017 Teri Raza Ary Digital
Baaghi Urdu 1
Mujhe Jeene Do (TV series) Urdu 1
Main Manto Geo TV
2018 Noor ul Ain Ary Digital
Aakhri Station Ary Digital

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2015 Manto Director/Saadat Hasan Manto
2016 Ek Thi Marium Director
2018 Motorcycle Girl Actor

Telefilm[edit]

Awards and recognition[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shehr-e-Zaat: A spiritual romance". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 12 October 2012. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Profile and interview of Sarmad Khoosat". Telepk.com website. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "'Pani Jaisa Pyar' TV Drama Review". dramapakistani.net website. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "International Segment: Humsafar, a journey you wouldn't want to miss". 18 October 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Atiqa Odho (24 February 2012). "Humsafar — Mohabbaton ka safar". The Express Tribune (newspaper). Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Humsafar: Here's what the noise is about". The Express Tribune (newspaper). 14 December 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Sarmad Khoosat to receive 'Pride of Performance' award, Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 15 August 2016, Retrieved 1 September 2017

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