Samina Ahmad

Samina Ahmad is a Pakistani television actress, stage performer, television producer and television director. She is a veteran TV actress with almost 50 years of work experience. She was honoured by the Government of Pakistan with the Pride of Performance in 2011. One of her most recent roles include Bi Jaan in Hum TV's acclaim series Suno Chanda and Suno Chanda 2.[1][2]

Samina Ahmad
Born
Samina Ahmad

(1950-02-11) 11 February 1950
OccupationTelevision actress, producer, presenter, director
Years active1980-present
Spouse(s)Film director late Fareed Ahmad (died in 1993)
AwardsPride of Performance (2011)

Early life and career

Samina was born in Lahore, Pakistan. Her father was Director Forests, West Pakistan and mother was housewife. Her father died in 1965 and mother in 2018. She is the elder among her 5 siblings. She has done Bachelors in Home Economics.[3]

She had started her career with serious plays on Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV), however she is known for comedy plays like Akkar Bakkar, Taal Matol, Alif Noon and Such Gup. She also acted in the famous comedy drama Family Front (1997 Comedy Drama TV Series).[4] She has recently acted in another TV comedy named Side Order. Her switch to the comic roles proved to be highly rewarding for her, and she quickly became a top media person in Pakistan. When asked in an interview about what she values most in life ? ... Her prompt reply was, "Humanity". Samina Ahmad was just an 18 year old college student in Lahore, Pakistan, when she first started working for Pakistan Television Corporation. During her long career, she has also worked at Alhamra Arts Council, Lahore as a Program Director for two decades. Despite her busy professional career, Samina Ahmed has also been an active member of Women's Action Forum in Pakistan.[2]

As a TV director

She was a programmes director at Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore while also performing on the television. In 1997, she launched her own television company named as Samina Ahmad Productions which produced the widely-popular TV drama Family Front.[4][5]

Personal life

Samina Ahmad was married to a Pakistani film producer/director Fariduddin Ahmed who died in 1993. Fariduddin Ahmed was the son of veteran film producer/director W.Z. Ahmed who made a popular Pakistani film Waada (1957).[6]

Filmography

Films

YearMovieRoleNotesRef
1984Naraaz
2014DukhtarRukhsana[7]
2018Load WeddingRaja's Mother[1]

Television

Some of her well-known TV dramas are:

  • Bol Meri Machlee
  • Chand Parosa
  • Side Order
  • HooBahoo
  • Husan Ara Kaun
  • Dhoop Mein Sawan
  • Talluq
YearTitleNetworkNotes
1979Waris[5]PTVas Sughra, wife of Chaudhry Niaz Ali
1980Alif NoonPTV
1994Angaar WaadiPTVas Dr's Hajra's mother
1997Family Front[4][2][5]PTVas Nusrat
2009Tanveer Fatima (B.A)Geo TV
2009Azar Ki Ayegi BaraatGeo TVas Mehr-un-Nisa
2010Noor Bano (TV serial)Hum TVas Bi Jaan
2010Dolly ki Ayegi BaraatGeo TVSequel of Azar Ki Ayegi Baraat
2010 Dastaan Hum TV Special appearance as Orphanage care taker, Bano came to Pakistan after partition and stayed in her orphanage.
2011Kitni Girhain Baqi HainHum TVAnthology series - Episodic role
2011Takkay Ki Ayegi BaraatGeo TVSequel of Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat
2011Akhri BarishHum TV
2011Pani Jaisa PiyarHum TVas Nuzhat
2012Annie Ki Ayegi BaraatGeo TVSequel of Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat
2012-2013Mirat Ul UroosGeo TVas Asghari
2013Dil Muhallay Ki HaveliGeo TVas Amma Bi
2014Mere Humdum Mere DostUrdu 1
2014DukhtarUrdu
2015SawaabHum SitarayRamadan special drama, her role was Fehmida (Nimra's mother-in-law)
2015Maikey Ko Dedo SandesGeo TV
2015SangatHum TVas Adnan and Farah's mother
2015-2016Gul-e-RanaHum TVas Jazba Aapi
2015BojhGeo TV
2016Iss Khamoshi Ka MatlabGeo Entertainment
2016Kitni Girhain Baaki Hain (Season 2)Hum TVAnthology series - Episodic role in Aisa Bus Dramon Main Hota Hai
2016NaimatARY Digitalas Babar's mother
2016-2017Dil BanjaaraHum TVas Zubaida Mukhtar (Nida's aunt)
2017Sun YaaraAry Digitalas Amna, Rafia's sister and Roshni's grandmother
2017PinjraA-Plus Entertainment
2017GhairatARY Digital
2017Yaar-e-BewafaGeo Entertainmentas Humera
2017Baday MianTVOne PakistanTelefilm
2017Super SaasTelefilm
2017AanganARY Digitalas Zaitoon Bano
2018Ustani JeeHum TVas Anwar's mother
2018Suno ChandaHum TVas Bi jaan
2018Kabhi Band Kabhi BajaExpress EntertainmentEp:4 Diana Cottage
Ep:10 "Ammi Nahi Manengi"
2018Khatti Methi Love StoryExpress Entertainment
2018SiskiyaanBOL
2018DilaaraBOL
2019Dil-e-BerehamA-Plus TV
2019Do BolARY Digitalas Firdous
2019Suno Chanda 2Hum TVas Bi jaan

Awards and nominations

Year Title Award Category Result
1985 'Naraaz Nigar Award 'Best Supporting Actress Won
1999 Herself PTV Awards Best Director Award by PTV.[5][2] Won
2005 Herself The 1st Indus Drama Awards Best Actress Sitcom in a Leading Role Won
2011 Herself Pride of Performance Award Pride of Performance Award by the President of Pakistan Won

References

  1. Shabbir, Buraq. "Samina Ahmed on her role in Load Wedding". The News International (newspaper) website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  2. MariaS (1 October 2012). "Famous TV actress of Pakistan: Samina Ahmed". Pakistan 360 degrees website. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  3. Rewind with Samina Peerzada (6 June 2019), Suno Chanda & Do Bol's Legend Samina Ahmad | Part I | Rewind With Samina Peerzada, retrieved 6 June 2019
  4. Zoya Anwer (29 May 2015). "6 Pakistani comedy shows that need to make a comeback". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  5. Profile of Samina Ahmad on tv.com.pk website Retrieved 21 March 2019
  6. Shoaib Ahmed (17 April 2007). "W.Z. Ahmed passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  7. Dukhtar (2014) film and Samina Ahmad (actress) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website Retrieved 20 March 2019
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