Pakistani Showbiz

Sanam Saeed

Born Sanam Saeed
2 February 1985 (age 31)
London, England, UK[1]
Residence Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Religion Islam
Spouse(s) Farhan Hassan (m. 2015)

Sanam Saeed (Urdu: صنم سعید‎ is a Pakistani actress, singer and model.

Early life and modelling career

Sanam is British born Pakistani actress who shifted to Pakistan when she was six years old. She did her O-level from Bay View High School Karachi and A-level from L’Ecole College.Saeed started modelling at the age of 16. [3] In Paper Magazine, Saeed confessed that the reason she quit modelling was due to her increasingly becoming conscious about her looks for the first time in her life.Acting career

Saeed started her acting career with a supporting role in the 2010 ARY Digital serial, Daam opposite Aamina Sheikh and Sanam Baloch. Saeed played the role of Fiza.

The following year she played the lead female role in Mera Naseeb, along with Syra Yousuf, Imran Aslam and Imran Abbas Naqvi.[6]

In 2012, Saeed played Yamina, an American Pakistani who is married to Adam, a wife beater (played by Junaid Khan) in Mehreen Jabbar’s Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu an adaptation ofFarhat Ishtiaq’s novel of the same name.  Sanam played Kashaf Murtaza in Sultana Siddiqui’s romantic drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai an adaption of Umera Ahmad’s novel of the same name the same year.[5] In addition, Saeed played Bibi, a Syrian Christian single mother in Bee Gul’s Talkhiyan, based on Arundhati Roy’s novel The God of Small Things.[8]Saeed next played the role of Minah opposite Junaid Khan in the 2013 drama Kadoorat. [5] [9] The same year, she appeared in a series Ek Kasak Reh Gayi opposite alongsideMikaal Zulfiqar and Shukk opposite Adeel Hussain and Ayesha Khan. Saeed also appeared opposite Ahsan Khan and Sarwat Gilani in the romantic telefilm Dil Mera Dhadkan Teri.

Saeed also starred in two other Eid special telefilms Kahin Chand Na Sharma Jaye opposite Goher Mumtaz and Tamanna ki Tamanna opposite Bilal Khan and Mathira in 2013.

In 2014, Saeed’s played Aiman opposite Mohib Mirza, Noor Hassan Rizvi and Junaid Khan in Firaaq.Sanam was later cast in the role of Ruhina Behroze Khan alongside Maya Ali, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Osman Khalid Butt and Abid Ali in Diyar-e-Dil aired in 2015. She played a middle-class girl who marries her class fellow Behroze Khan (played by Zulfiqar), against his family members’ wishes.

She made her debut in Nasir Khan’s romantic thriller Bachaana with Mohib Mirza She next appeared in Mah-e-Meer with Fahad Mustafa and Iman Ali, describing it as the first “glamorous” role of her career.

Music career

Saeed had briefly appeared in third 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 theater

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

Personal life

She married her childhood friend, Farhan Hassan, who is a banker from Karachi, on 2 January 2015.



Year Theatre Play Role Notes
2007 Chicago Roxie Hart
2009 Mama Mia Rosie
2009 Carnage
2013 Grease Rizzo
2013 Dhaani Ruqayya


Film has yet to be released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Year Film Role Notes
2016 Bachaana Aalia Film Debut
2016 Mah-e-Meer Naina Kanwal
2016 Dobara Phir SeFilm has yet to be released TBA Filming
2017 RehmFilm has yet to be released Samina Filming
2017 AzadFilm has yet to be released TBA Filming


Year Drama Role Notes
2010 Daam Fizza on ARY Digital
2011 Mera Naseeb Shazia on Hum TV
2012 Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu Yamina on Hum TV
2012 Talkhiyan Bibi on Express Entertainment
2012 Zindagi Gulzar Hai Kashaf Murtuza on Hum TV
2013 Dil Mera Dharkan Teri Beenish on Geo TV (Telefilm)
2013 Kadoorat Minah on Hum TV
2013 Kahin Chand Na Sharma Jaye Mishal/Sameer on Hum TV (Telefilm)
2013 Tamanna ki Tamanna Zainab on Hum TV (Telefilm)
2013 Ek Kasak Reh Gaye Paras on Geo TV
2013 Shukk Sania on ARY Digital
2014 Firaaq Paimaan on Hum TV
2015 Mr. Shamim Maya on Hum TV
2015 Diyar-e-Dil Ruhina on Hum TV
2016 Gypsy TBA on Hum TV


Year Song Notes
2010 “Alif Allah (Jugni)” on Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 3) as a backing vocalist
2010 “Aisha” on Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 3) as a backing vocalist
2010 “Chori Chori” on Coke Studio Pakistan (Season 3) as a backing vocalist

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