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International Women's Day 2023: 5 Extraordinary And Talented Pakistani Actresses You Need To Know About

On this International Women's Day, we examine five exceptional women on the other side of the border who have struggled and motivated people in equal measure via their deeds and words.

Alisha Limbachia | Updated On: Mar 8, 2023 04:32 PM IST

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International Women's Day 2023: 5 Extraordinary And Talented Pakistani Actresses You Need To Know About

Every year on March 8, International Women's Day honours the accomplishments of women all throughout the world. As women everywhere else, Pakistani women are also establishing themselves, contributing fairly to national advancement, and bringing honour to their country via their work in all spheres of endeavour.


Below is a list of some of the Pakistani entertainment industry's 'iron ladies' about whom we are incredibly proud.

Sanam Saeed

The most versatile Pakistani actress of all time, Sanam Saeed enjoys a massive fan following in India as well. A film and theater graduate, Sanam rose to the top with brilliant roles in her acting career. Sanam is often seen portraying women centric roles and characters that are bold, strong and independent. She essayed the powerful character of ‘Zuvi’ in Zindagi originals, ‘Qatil Haseenaon ke Naam.’ The show received accolades on an international scale and was widely loved and appreciated by masses. Sanam has also entertained audiences with her iconic character in ‘Zindagi Gulzhar hai,’ ‘Mah-e-Meer,’ and ‘Cake’ among others. ‘Cake’ was also shorlisted as an official Pakistani entry for the ‘Oscars’ consideration.

Sarwat Gilani

With her beautiful charm and elegance, Sarwat Gilani has won a million hearts across the globe. She has been known for her versatile performance in Zindagi originals ‘Churails’ as Sara Khan. Sarwat has time and again broken stereotypes with her powerful roles and impactful performances.

Nimra Bucha

The only Pakistani actress to be roped in for Ms. Marvel, Nimra Bucha enjoys a tremendous fan following globally. Studying drama in the United States of America, Nimra has been a renowned theater artist at Traverse theater. She featured in Zindagi original ‘Churails’ and received a lot of recognition for her fierce and bold character. Nimra has been very vocal about her characters that trace the journey of independent and strong women.

Mehreen Jabbar

Mehreen Jabbar is known for her incredible work and talent as a director. She has a prolific career in making impactful and hard-hitting films. Her Zindagi original series, ‘Ek Jhoothi Love Story,’ received tremendous love from the audience. Her upcoming show, Zindagi original ‘Farar,’ is set to release later this year. The show revolves around women of today as they fight their way into the world to follow their passion .

Momina Duraid Of Hum TV

Momina Duraid has broken traditional myths and barriers by becoming the CEO of a production company, MD Productions and Head of television network Hum Tv, a popular Pakistani channel, globally. She is known as a producer for her popular shows ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai,’ ‘Sadqay Tumhare,’ ‘Dastaan,’ ‘ Humsafar’ among others. 

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