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|Native name||سرمد کھوسٹ|
May 7, 1979|
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Screenwriter|
|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. He is the son of veteran TV and film actor Irfan Khoosat. He rose to prominence during the mid-1990s when he created the sitcom Shashlik, which ran for over three years on PTV.
Early life and career
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 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 wrote the script for Saqib Malik's production Ajnabee Shehr Mein. 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.
|2011||Pani Jaisa Pyar||Hum TV|
|Mera Yaqeen||Ary Digital|
|2016||Mor Mahal||Geo TV|
|2017||Teri Raza||Ary Digital|
|Mujhe Jeene Do (TV series)||Urdu 1|
|Main Manto||Geo TV|
|2018||Noor ul Ain||Ary Digital|
|Aakhri Station||Ary Digital|
|2015||Manto||Director/Saadat Hasan Manto|
|2016||Ek Thi Marium||Director|
- Dhokay Baaz - Hum TV
Awards and recognition
- "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.
- "'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.
- Sarmad Khoosat to receive 'Pride of Performance' award, Pakistan Today (newspaper), Published 15 August 2016, Retrieved 1 September 2017
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