Saba Hameed Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

Saba Hameed

Saba Hameed is a Pakistani actress and director. She was one of the top actresses of the Pakistani showbiz in the 90s. She is famous for portraying the role of a toxic mother-in-law in Pakistani TV shows.

Wiki/Biography

Saba Hameed was born on Friday, 21 June 1957 (age 66 years; as of 2023) in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She pursued her education at the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. Her younger sister, Huma Hameed became an actress before Saba. A visit to her sister’s set led Saba to start acting. In 2012, Saba moved to Karachi.

Saba Hameed's childhood picture with her mother

Saba Hameed’s childhood picture with her mother

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 6″

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Brown

Saba Hameed

Family

She belongs to a family of writers and journalists.

Parents & Siblings

Saba’s father, Hameed Akhtar, was a newspaper columnist, writer, journalist, and secretary-general of the Progressive Writers Association in Pakistan, and her mother, Saadia Hameed, was a film producer. Saba has three sisters and one brother. Saba’s younger sisters, Huma Hameed and Lalarukh Hameed, both are actresses

Saba Hameed (left) with her sister Lalarukh Hameed

Saba Hameed (left) with her sister Lalarukh Hameed

Saba Hameed with her sisters

Saba Hameed with her sisters

Saba Hameed's childhood picture with her father

Saba Hameed’s childhood picture with her father

Husband & Children

Saba Hameed was first married to Syed Parvaiz Shafi. They had two kids: a daughter, Meesha Shafi, a Pakistani actress and singer, and a son, Faris Shafi, a Pakistani rapper, songwriter, and actor. Later, they divorced.

Saba Hameed and syed pervaiz shafi's wedding picture

Saba Hameed and Syed Pervaiz Shafi’s wedding picture

Saba Hameed with her daughter

Saba Hameed with her daughter

Saba Hameed got married to Waseem Abbas, who is a Pakistani actor. They have a son, Ali Abbas, who is a Pakistani television actor. [1]The Tribune

Saba Hameed with Waseem Abbas

Saba Hameed with Waseem Abbas

Religion

Saba Hameed follows Islam.

Career

Theatre 

Saba Hameed made her debut at Lahore Center in 1980 with the Urdu play“Bund Darwazy.” She acted in many plays for over a decade, from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s.

Television

Saba Hameed made her television debut in 1978 with the Pakistani TV show Dheleez. She has acted in more than 100 television shows including Band Dukhon Ki Chadar (1984), Uncle Sargam Show (1995), Thodi Door Saath Chalo (2007), Qaid-e-Tanhai (2010), Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat (2012), and Kalank (2023).

In 2021, Saba Hameed appeared in the Pakistani TV drama series Mere Humsafar (2021) in which she played the role of Shah Jahan, a toxic mother-in-law; her portrayal of the role was critically admired, and the show became one of the top-watched television series. [2]Ary News

Saba Hameed in a still from the show Mere Humsafar (2021)

Saba Hameed in a still from the show Mere Humsafar (2021)

She has also appeared in many telefilms including Abhi Tou Main Jawan Hoon (2013), Aunty Allergy (2022), Neelofer Tsunami (2022), and Tamak Toiyan (2023).

Saba Hameed (right) in a still from the telefilm Aunty Allergy (2022)

Saba Hameed (right) in a still from the telefilm Aunty Allergy (2022)

Director

In 2019, Saba Hameed directed Ghalati (2019), a Pakistani romantic drama television series, in which she also played the role of Zaitoon, a toxic mother-in-law. In 2023, Saba directed Jaisay Aapki Marzi (2023).

Jaisay Aapki Marzi (2023)

Jaisay Aapki Marzi (2023)

Awards and Honours

  • In 1987, she won the Best Actress award at the Nigar Awards for the Pakistani show Aasman.
  • In 2000, she won the Best Actress award at the PTV Awards for the Pakistani sitcom Family Front (1997).
  • In 2012, she was honoured with Pride of Performance, Pakistan’s highest national literary award, by the President of Pakistan. [3]The Express Tribune

Favourites

  • Travel destination: Dubai
  • Poet: Atif Touqeer

Facts/Trivia

  • Saba Hameed enjoys travelling and has travelled to many countries including Scotland, Hawaii, and Austria.
    Saba Hameed in Austria

    Saba Hameed in Austria

     

  • In 2016, Saba Hameed appeared in Sunrise from Istanbul, a Pakistani television morning talk show, along with Pakistani actresses Maria Wasti and Samina Ahmad.
  • In an interview, while talking about directing and acting at the same time for a show, she said that she enjoyed directing more than she enjoyed acting.
  • In 2023, during an interview, when asked about what would she be if not an actor, she said,

    I would be a pilot, since childhood I wanted to be a pilot and never thought of becoming an actor but being a pilot as not an option for women and acting was accidental for me.”

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