Uzma Gillani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Uzma Gillani
Born
Uzma Gillani

(1947-12-01) 1 December 1947 (age 74)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Advertiser
Years active1968 – present
Notable work
Waris (1979)
Dehleez (1982)
Kaisa Hai Naseeban (2019)
Spouse(s)
Inayat Shah Gillani
(m. 1965; his death 2017)
Children2
HonoursPride of Performance (1982)

Uzma Gillani (born 1947; Urdu: عظمیٰ گیلانی) is a veteran Pakistani television actress and advertiser.[1] She along with Khalida Riyasat, Tahira Naqvi and Roohi Bano dominated the television screens of Pakistan during 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.[1]

Early life[edit]

Uzma was born in Meerut, British India and her parents migrated to Pakistan.

Career[edit]

Uzma is known for her tough nature and autocratic choice of roles, she is considered to be one of the greatest television actors of all time in Pakistan.[1] Uzma began her career through PTV's most successful plays Waris (1979–1982), Nasheman (1982), Dehleez (1981) and Panah (1981) which earned her widespread acclaim and recognition and a Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan in 1982.[2][3]

Uzma Gillani also battled successfully with cancer in her life.[4] With her career spanning over forty-five years, she is one of the early TV actresses that gained fame when television came into Pakistan in 1964.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Uzma married Inayat Shah Gillani who died in 2017 and she has two children.

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Film[edit]

Honour[edit]

The Government of Pakistan named a street and intersection after her in Lahore on August 16th, 2021.[11]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Award Category Result Title Ref.
1982 Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan Won Herself [5][2]
1998 PTV Award Best Actress Won Shaam Sey Phelay [12]
2013 2nd Hum Awards Hum Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Won Firaaq [13][14]
2014 3rd Hum Awards Hum Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role Nominated Firaaq [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Angels of the fall", Dawn News (Newspaper), retrieved 11 May 2021
  2. ^ a b c Mairas (23 July 2011). "Best Pakistani Female TV Actors: Uzma Gillani". filmplusmovies.com website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Upcoming plays of 2019", The News International, retrieved 21 February 2021
  4. ^ "World Cancer Day: Famous Pakistanis who battled the vicious disease", Pak Tribune, retrieved 2 February 2021
  5. ^ a b c d Profile of Uzma Gillani on tv.com.pk website Retrieved 21 March 2019
  6. ^ "Importance of education highlighted", The Nation, retrieved 8 January 2021
  7. ^ "This photo from the shoot of 'Badlon Par Basera' reminds of Noorul Huda Shah's masterpiece", The Nation, retrieved 27 May 2021
  8. ^ "Recalling Zulfiqar Sheikh's drama serial 'Maa' on Mother's Day", The Nation, retrieved 12 January 2021
  9. ^ "Women portraying negative characters on TV", The News International, retrieved 11 February 2021
  10. ^ "Punjab governor hosts cast of upcoming film 'Sacch' at the Governor's House", Daily Times, retrieved 26 May 2021
  11. ^ "Lahore streets, intersections to be named after famous personalities". Dawn News. 18 August 2021.
  12. ^ "PTV Awards 1998", PTV (News), retrieved 28 July 2021
  13. ^ a b "2014 Hum Awards winners". Correspondent. Dawn News newspaper. 10 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  14. ^ "3rd Hum TV Awards: Complete Nomination List 2015". Rida Sadiq. Brand Synario. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2019.

External links[edit]