Zara Sheikh

Zara Sheikh (Urdu: زارا شیخ) is a Pakistani model, actress and singer.[1] Sheikh has acted in films such as Tere Pyar Mein (2000), Salakhain (2004) and Laaj (2003).[1] She won the Nigar Award for Best Actress for her performance in film Tere Pyar Mein.

Zara Sheikh
Born
Lahore
OccupationModel, Actress
Years active2000–present

Career

Films

Sheikh made her cinema screen debut in 2000, through film director Hassan Askari's Tere Pyar Mein, in which she played the role of an Indian Sikh girl, who falls in love with a Pakistani banker. Sheikh received the Nigar's Best Actress award for her role in the film.[1]

In 2002, she appeared in Sajjad Gul's Chalo Ishq Larain. A year later, in 2003, Sheikh played the part of a Hindu girl, Ram Khori, who converts to Islam - in Laaj, (means Honour in English), a love tale set in the backdrop of 1947 partition of India and Pakistan.[2]

In 2004, Sheikh worked in the 150 minute, Shahzad Rafique-directed Salakhain (translated as The Bars).[1]

In 2006, Sheikh played the role of a girl-in-love in the Mubasher Lucman-directed Pehla Pehla Pyar (The First Love), a film partly filmed in Thailand,[3] Speaking of her experience, post-production, Sheikh said, "It's not easy to work with Mubasher. He's motivated by his film a lot and does not believe in any compromises." She also stated that, at one point she had worked twenty-eight hours at a stretch, but that when I saw the result on the screen afterwards, I was in tears because it was clearly worth it."[3]

In 2008, she starred in Javed Raza's Kabhi Pyar Na Karna (Don't Ever Fall in Love).

Singing

In 2002, Sheikh collaborated with Ali Haider to playback sing three musical numbers for her movie Chalo Ishq Larain.

Filmography

YearMovieRoleNotes
2000Tere Pyar MeinPreeti[1]
2002Chalo Ishq Larain[4]
2003Laaj[2]
2003Commando
2003Yeh Waada Raha
2004Salakhain
2005Tere Bin Jiya Na Jaye
2006Pehla Pehla Pyaar
2008Kabhi Pyar Na Karna
2014Honour KillingSameera
2017Jung
2019Heer Maan Ja

Music videos

  • O' Sanam (O' Love!) - Yasir Akhter
  • Ghar Aya Mera (Mine, Came Home) - Tulsi
  • Khamaj - Fuzon
  • Punjabi Touch - Abrar ul Haq
  • Hum Ek Hain (We Are One) - Shahzad Roy
  • Atom Bomb (Jee Chaey) Fakhir
  • "Tu Hi Meri Aas" - Usman Malik

See also

References

  1. https://tribune.com.pk/story/10815/zara-sheikh-modelling-first-acting-later/, An interview with actress Zara Sheikh on The Express Tribune newspaper, Published 5 May 2010, Retrieved 13 March 2017
  2. http://cineplot.com/laaj/, Review of film Laaj (2002) on cineplot.com website, Retrieved 11 March 2017
  3. http://www.paktribune.com/news/index.shtml?135958
  4. http://www.citwf.com/film57552.htm, Zara Sheikh in film Chalo Ishq Larain (2002) on Complete Index To World Film (CITWF) website, Retrieved 11 March 2017


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