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Pakistani Actress Saba Qamar Biography and Updates

Pakistani Actress Saba Qamar Biography and Updates

Pakistani Actress Saba Qamar Biography and Updates

Sabahat Qamar Zaman was born 5 April 1984, known professionally as Saba Qamar, is a Pakistani actress and television presenter. One of Pakistan’s most popular and highest-paid celebrities, her roles have been credited as a significant departure from the traditional portrayal of women in Urdu television. Her accolades include four Lux Style Awards, and a Filmfare Award nomination. The Government of Pakistan honoured her Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 2012, and the Pride of Performance in 2016.

Qamar first received positive media attention for the role of Fatima Jinnah in the historical drama Jinnah Ke Naam (2007), and this breakthrough was followed with further success in several television series, including the pre-partition drama Dastaan, the melodrama Uraan (both 2010), the romantic dramas Maat, Jo Chale To Jaan Se Guzar Gaye and Pani Jaisa Piyar (all 2011). She established herself for her critically acclaimed performances in the socio drama Thakan (2012), the thriller drama Sannata, the revenge drama Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi, the romantic drama Bunty I Love You (all 2013), the family drama Digest Writer (2014), the crime thriller Sangat (2015), and the Show business-based dramas Mein Sitara and Besharam (both 2016), receiving Best Actress awards and nominations for each of them. Her career prospect advanced with the acclaimed biographical film Manto (2015), the romantic comedy Lahore Se Aagey (2016), and the educational drama Hindi Medium (2017). The latter rank among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time and garnered her a Filmfare Award for Best Actress nomination. Qamar continued to draw praise for portraying Fouzia Azeem and Noor Jehan in the 2017 biographical dramas Baaghi and Main Manto, and a strong woman, fighting for her friend’s attempted rape and murder in the 2019 courtroom drama Cheekh. The first of these earned her a Lux Style Award for Best Television Actress.

In addition to acting, Qamar is involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. She features in listings of the nation’s most popular personalities, has participated in concert tours and stage shows, has featured as a host and comedian on the political satire Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain (2009–2015), and launched her own YouTube channel in 2020. Despite maintaining privacy, Qamar’s off-screen life is the subject of substantial media coverage.

In 2009, Qamar joined the political satire show Hum Sab Umeed Se Hain, as a host and presenter where she also did the parody of politicians and actors. The show was extremely popular and was at the number one spot in ratings in Pakistan. She decided to quit the show and was replaced by Meera in 2013. In January 2018, she appeared in photoshoot for Mahid Khawar’s creation “Padmavat” where she dressed up like Rani Padmavati. In May 2018, she showcased golden bridal couture for designer Nilofer Shahid. She was showstopper for Rimple and Harpreet Narula’s first Pakistan show on Shaan-E-Pakistan. On 10 December 2018, she walked the ramp for designer Uzma Babar’s collection Umsha on Bridal Couture Week. Qamar became the ambassador for a number of brands including Lux Pakistan, Sunsilk, Dalda, Ufone and Tapal.

Qamar is considered one of the nation’s most popular and highest-paid actresses. After the success of Mein Sitara and Hindi Medium, she was cited by critics as one of the finest actresses in Pakistan. Throughout her career, she has received several accolades including Lux Style Awards, Hum Awards, Pakistan Media Awards, PTV Awards and a Filmfare Awards nomination. In 2012, Government of Pakistan honoured her with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, the fourth-highest decoration given to civilians in Pakistan based on their achievements. In 2016, she received Pride of Performance in recognition of meritorious work in the fields of arts.

In addition to acting, Qamar has supported charitable organisations for various causes. She is involved with several humanitarian causes and is vocal about issues faced by women and children. In June 2018, she did a special appearance in Shuja Haider’s music video “Jeevan Daan” to raised awareness against child abuse. The song was socially relevant and highlights issues concerning children and women. In August 2018, Qamar expressed in an interview, β€œI encourage and urge people to invest in good education as it will shape the future of our children and our society”. On Independence Day in 2018, Daily Times named Qamar “Pride of Pakistan”.

In April 2020, she started her YouTube channel and released mini series Isolation based on the situation of Lockdown due to COVID-19. She further raised her hands for collecting COVID relief funds for poor minorities and transgender communities with Ali Zafar’s charity trust “Ali Zafar Foundation”. Qamar revealed thorugh her YouTube channel about her relationship in which she was engaged for eight years and parted ways with him. She described it as abusive relationship.