Sanam Saeed

Sanam Saeed is a Pakistani actress, singer, and former model who predominantly works in Urdu Cinema and Television.

She is best known for portraying the role of Kashaf in Momina Duraid’s “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” for which she receives numerous accolades including Lux Style Awards for Best Television Actress. She started working in 2007.

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Early life

Sanam Saeed was born in London, England. She was born on 2nd February 1985 and is currently 35 years old. Her father is a retired interior designer while her mother was an art teacher.

She has one brother, Adnan Saeed, and one sister, Amira Saeed. The multi-ethnic family (her father is Punjabi while her mother is a Memon) moved back to Karachi in 1990. She did her O-levels from Bay View High School Karachi and her A- levels from L’Ecole College.

Sanam Saeed started modeling at the age of 16. In Paper Magazine she confessed that the reason she quit modeling was due to her increasingly becoming conscious about her looks for the first time in her life.

Personal life

Sanam married her childhood friend, Farhan Hassan, who is a banker from Karachi, on 2 January 2015. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t last very long, they parted their ways In 2018, and she announced their divorce after a few days on media.

Career

Sanam is one of Pakistan’s most celebrated and famous actresses. She is gorgeous. She is a fabulous woman and that is one of the main reasons that she is one of the most enjoyed identities of the showbiz industry.

She has accomplished a lot in a short time period. She is a graduate of film and theatre studies at Lahore, Sanam Saeed made her television debut in the 2010 romance drama Daam, as an adaption of Umera Ahmad’s novel of the same name, opposite Aamina Sheikh and Sanam Baloch.

Directed by Mehreen Jabbar, Saeed played the role of Fiza a “selfish and arrogant girl” who develops feelings for her sister-in-law’s brother, which later become a burden for her.

The following year she played the lead female role in Adnan Ahmed’s HUM TV serial Mera Naseeb along with Syra Yousuf, Imran Aslam, and Imran Abbas Naqvi. Her portrayal of Shazia, an outspoken and rebellious girl, was particularly praised.

Sanam had her first commercial success with the 2013 romantic series Zindagi Gulzar Hai. She rose to prominence by featuring as the female lead in several top-grossing television series, including Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu (2013), Talkhiyan (2013), Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2013) and Kadoorat (2013), Kahin Chand Na Sharma Jaye (2013), Ek Kasak Reh Gai (2015), Firaq (2014)—and received critical recognition for playing antagonist type in the 2015 family drama Diyar-e-Dil, that earned her a nomination for Best Villain at Hum Awards. Saeed was last seen playing the main protagonist in Deedan opposite Mohib Mirza.

Films

After established herself as a leading actress in television, Saeed made her film debut with 2016 romantic comedy Bachaana and later appeared in a supporting role in Dobara Phir Se in the same year.

Both of which earned her nomination for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively at Lux Style Awards.

Her other film appearances include biographical drama Mah-e-Mir, period drama film Rahm (both 2016), melodrama Azaad (2017), and family drama Cake (2018) for which she received a nomination for Best Actress at Lux Style Awards and Pakistan Achievement Awards. In 2019, Sanam Saeed was named “Pride of Pakistan” by Daily Times.

Music Career

Saeed had briefly appeared in the 3rd Season of Coke Studio Pakistan, where she sang background vocals on “Alif Allah Jugni” by Arif Lohar and Meesha Shafi, “Aisha” by Amanat Ali, and “Chori Chori” by Meesha Shafi as a backing vocalist.

Musical theatre

Sanam has worked for Made for Stage Productions in the following stage plays:
Chicago, Mamma Mia!, Carnage, Dhaani, and Grease.

Awards

Sanam won three HUM AWARDS for Zindagi Gulzar Hai, “Best Actor Female (Popular) ” , “ Best On-Screen Couple (Jury)” and “ Best On-Screen Couple (Popular)” in 2013.

She also won the LUX STYLE AWARDS “Best Television Actress- Satellite” for Zindagi Gulzar Hai in 2013. And “Best Supporting Actress” for Dobaara Phir Say in 2017.

She also won the HUM STYLE AWARD for “ Most Stylish Actress- Film” in 2017 for Cake.

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